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Shake Up The Holiday Season By Creating Your Very Own Snow Globe

Crafting a winter wonderland straight from your imagination is made easy using these items you can find around your home.

Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns · about 1 year ago

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Heeral Chhibber / CAMP

The holiday season is upon us, which means it's time to celebrate our favorite traditions while also making way for new ones! Building a snowman and making a list is probably on your holiday agenda already, but have you ever made your very own winter wonderland? These whimsical DIY snow globes are not only easy to make, they’re also a joy to look at, and they use items you can most likely find around your house.

You'll need a jar...

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Kristin Lee / Getty Images

Remember the glass jars you've been collecting for those just-in-case moments? Now is a perfect time to put them to use! You can use just about any jar, but a wide-mouth one makes decorating and repositioning your wintery scene a little easier.

and some baby oil or glycerin...

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FotoDuets / Getty Images

While plain water works just fine, adding glycerin or baby oil only adds to the magic of your snow globe. It will cause the "snow"  to fall slowly and create the whimsical effect you’d expect from a snow globe. Check your supplies to see what you have on hand, or pick up either of these items for cheap.

and don't forget the glitter!

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Adrienne Bresnahan / Getty Images

Add a touch of sparkle to your creation with some glitter! While silver or white closely resembles the color of snowfall, feel free to go with an unconventional color you wish to give your piece a unique spin! Hot pink snow, anyone?

You'll also need some little figurines for your scene...

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Poh Kim Yeoh / EyeEm / Getty Images

Now to find the perfect centerpiece for your festive snow globe! Do a little digging in your toy box to find a plastic figurine that fits perfectly into your wintery scene. If you want to go the traditional route, a tree, deer, snowman, or Santa figurine is a surefire way to capture the essence of the holiday. If you're in the mood for something a little different, perhaps you could go with an icy theme from your favorite movie, such as the penguins from “Happy Feet,” or Elsa from “Frozen,” or a member of the “Ice Age” gang. This project is a chance for you to create something you can't buy at the stores, so pick a theme that really excites you and unlocks your creativity.

and some superglue to hold it all together!

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Weekend Images Inc. / Getty Images

An item you can find in every accident-prone household is super glue. You'll need this to keep your figurines in place (unless you want Santa to look like he's going for a swim).

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Once you have all your supplies, here's how to put them together:

  1. 1.

    Open your jar and face the inside of the lid upwards. The lid will serve as the stage for your wintery scene.

  2. 2.

    Gather your plastic figurines and stage your scene.

  3. 3.

    Once you're happy with your arrangement, super glue your scene in place and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.

  4. 4.

    Now that the glue has dried and everything is secure, fill your "globe" with water until it's ¾ full, and add a bit of glycerin or baby oil, if you’d like.

  5. 5.

    It's time to add some sparkle! Add ¾ of a tablespoon of glitter to your globe.

  6. 6.

    Flip your lid upside down, and carefully submerge into your jar. Tightly turn the lid, so it's airtight, and flip your jar upside down, so your scene is now upright. Now you have yourself a snow globe!

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    For the last and most important step, give your globe a shake, watch as "snow" falls onto your wintery scene, and revel at your creation.

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