This is perfect for all ages, this is meaningful, and this is fun as well. I used to think people who made their own snow globes were practicing some sort of wizardry, but I was pleased to learn that it’s not too difficult to make. And with a toddler and a baby on the way, it seems we will never tire of using our photos to please the grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. I once bought Scarlet a DIY snow globe kit, but it was nowhere near as cool as making a photo snow globe. So please, enjoy this simple tutorial! I have photos of the process and also of the finished product, so you can see the whole journey from start to finish. Have fun creating! It’s a fun one.
Homemade Photo Snow Globe:
What You Need:
Plastic snow globe (from most craft or hobby stores)
Waterproof glue (hot glue will work)
Other decorations, if desired
½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin, if desired
What You Do:
1 – First, take a picture of the children against a white background.
2 – Using your favorite computer program, insert the image and size it to fit the snow globe.
3 – Print the picture on card stock and then cut the picture from the paper.
4 – Laminate the picture to seal it. Cut any excess laminating sheet from the picture leaving a sealed edge around the picture to avoid water leaking through any gaps.
5 – And then, fold down the bottom edge of the image so the image can stand.
6 – Remove the twist bottom from the snow globe and pop out the inner cap.
7 – Attach the image to the pop out cap using glue. Add any additional decorations desired. Allow the glue to dry completely before proceeding.
8 – Fill the globe with water and the desired amount of glitter. Stir to disperse the glitter. You can add a small amount of glycerin to help slow the float of the glitter.
9 – Over a sink, place the cap back into the globe allowing any excess water to run out. Wipe the outside of the globe dry and replace the cap.
10 – Enjoy!