Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Pinterest Fail and Triumph

So, I have been seeing all these DIY snowglobes all over Pinterest. So I was dying to do this with Baby Bear. The instructions seemed easy enough.

 Or so I thought......

I bought all the supplies as instructed. The Christmas trees, water soluble glue, fake snow, jars, and things to make them pretty.

I let Baby Bear set hers up and I glued it for her. She really did a great job, I was so proud of her!

But when it came time to add the snow, water, glycerin, and glitter, we had a little problem. If you see the pictures above, the snow is on the bottom, and the water is clear. Here is how hers turned out!

I just want to know HOW they got their snow to stick to the bottom!

Anyway, I went ahead and made some cute waterless ones, and Baby Bear made one too! Here is what you need:
Fake Snow
Christmas trees ($1-$2 at Michael's)
Water soluble glue
Hot glue gun
Mason Jars
Ribbon or bows of your choice

We first glued our trees to the lids of the jars, placed ornaments on Baby Bears' tree, and let them set

Once set, I placed some of the fake snow around any holes or openings where the lid was showing. I then placed a handful of the fake snow in the bottom of the jar, place the lid on top and voila. There you have a snow globe (waterless of course). I ended up buying some wire burlap-ish ribbon, along with another wire mesh ribbon. I placed the mesh underneath, and placed the burlap around it. I used the hot glue to make them stick. I love the way these turned out!

Baby Bear did the one on the right in the big picture, which are also the ones featured in the upper right hand corner and lower left hand corner. We really had a lot of fun making these.



  1. I love the end result with no water! What a great idea! They look great!

  2. These are adorable!! I LOVE the big bow tree topper!

  3. I think they look better without the water... just saying :)