Do-It-Yourself Snow Globe
Snow globes are a Christmas classic, and these oversize spheres put on an impressive display. You can make your own snow globes with the how-to directions below.
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How to Make It
- Look for 7- and 8-inch flower aquariums, which include a globe, rubber base, and plastic stand, at floral shops or online.
- Use epoxy to attach ceramic or plastic ornaments and figurines to the rubber base, which also serves as the lid.
- Fill the globe with distilled water to just below the opening; add about 1 tablespoon of liquid glycerin (found in soap-making sections of hobby stores) to thicken the water.
- Sprinkle with glitter.
- Working over a sink, slowly invert the decorated portion of the rubber base into the water; stretch the seal of the rubber base over the lip of the globe.
- Attach the plastic stand, turn the globe upright, and watch the snow fall!
- For extra sparkle, stand the snow globe in a silver wine bottle coaster.