All across the lower mainland this morning people are waking up to a light dusting of snow. Here on the west coast, we don’t see this magical white stuff very often, unless you head to the mountains that is. And when we do get it, it doesn’t last for long. So being unsure of when we would get snow this year, if we got any at all, Hazel and I decided to make our own little winter wonderland last week. We created our very own Snow Globe and they are so easy (and quick) to make we are sharing how you can create one yourself!
Supplies we used:
- Mason Jar
- Pillow Stuffing
- Mini Tree
- Mini Deer
- Glue Gun
First I glued down a layer of pillow stuffing onto my jars lid. I made sure to leave about 1cm clear around the perimeter so the jar was able to close. I did this to build up the base bit so when looking to the jar you would see the tree and deer as our base was quite deep.
Next it was time to position our fillers, the trees and deer, onto the base. Using the glue gun I placed them one by one onto the base. Making sure to push down fairly hard as I went them to sit securely on the “snow” base.
Once the trees and deer were in place it was time to add the final touch before closing our jar. Time for the snow! We used a white shimmer mix and poured about a tablespoon of glitter into our jar. Just enough to give a beautiful snowfall when shaken and also ensure our scene was still visible. Once we had the perfect amount of glitter inside we flipped our lid upside down and closed the jar.
Once our jar was closed it was time to add the final detail, some red and white twin to the outside. We tied a little bow in it and it was time to shake away. I didn’t tell Hazel what we were making so it was fun to watch her eyes light up with amazement when I told her to shake the jar. I have a funny feeling we will be making a few more of these. Perhaps a Frozen themed one is in our future, lol!