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Dec 20 2012
5 years ago
12:45 PM MDT

Hip2Save This Holiday: Homemade Snow Globes

Dec 20, 2012 @ 12:45 PM MDT
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Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Sarah…

This year we’ve got a crawler in the house for Christmas, which means our older boys had to box up lots of tiny toys so baby brother doesn’t choke. Instead of just getting rid of them, we glued them into the lids of baby food jars, then filled the jars with water, white glitter and a touch of glycerin (don’t tell my kids…it’s K-Y 😉 ) and screwed the tops back on. The snow globes are super cute and much more durable than most you can buy.

1.) Wash and de-label your jars – for stubborn adhesive, I use goo-gone

2.) Choose small toys or holiday ornaments that will fit inside the jars. Choose things with nice sturdy bases for gluing.

3.) If it’s an ornament, just unscrew the hook and apply super glue to the base

4.) Adhere to the inside of the jar lid and set aside to dry

5.) Fill your jar with water, leaving about 1/4 inch for displacement

6.) Add about 1/4 tsp of glitter- more if you want a blizzard – and 1/4 tsp of K-Y ( the glycerin is optional, it just allows the glitter to stay suspended longer)

7.) When your glue is dry, simply turn your lid over and screw it back on – no need to glue unless you’re sure your kiddos will unscrew it.

8.) Attach a simple band of ribbon will cover any text on the lid and add a festive touch. Happy Holidays!

Years have passed by, but we still continue this family tradition. Every year my children look forward to going to the nursing home to sing and perform for these precious people. I think through this small act of service, my children have learned that it is definitely more blessed to give than to receive, and to me….this is what Christmas is truly all about.

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