Dollhouse, Train, or Village Light Snow-globe Miniature in Mason Jar
We all love the snowglobes we see every year around Christmas time, but here is how to make this beautiful, creative, and sylish snow globe without having to use water! It is a completely dry project, and is safe for anyone involved.
Alright, this waterless DIY'er is brought to you by Salt Tree, and they are responsible for the photos as well.
The miniature streetlamp was found at a dollar store beside train tracks and other accessories (Dollarama in Ontario). Unfortunately, we haven't been able to relocate this specific piece for you, but there are countless others on the internet, and we are working on finding a permanent source to purchase them from, without having to spend $19.99+ for each one.
We will update this article whenever we have that information.
You could, however, run a single strand of clear Christmas lights and use hot glue to attach the bulb to the back of a non-lit model/scale of a streetlamp or other ornament for the inside of the jar.
You could take a pair of plyers and snip all the unneeded bulbs from the small strand of lights, and just twist wire A to wire B (that would have been connected, had you not snipped the bulb off by the two wires it is attached to).
Alright, you're going to need the following items:
* Mason jar / other jar.
* Fake snow
* White glitter
* Mod podge, or other glue that dries clear.
* Hot glue to seal streetlamp/model to lid.
How to make it happen...
The lamp is glued down to the inner portion of the lid (the inner insert).
If you want extra glitter or snow to appear on the walls of the jar, you add a small even layer of glue around the inside of the jar, and then add some glitter and fake snow, give it a good shake, and you're good to go.
If you don't use the glue to build up the wall a little bit, you're still going to come out with a great looking globe!
Okay, so you've glued the bottom/base of the streetlight. Now, add your glitter to the jar, as well as fake snow. Add just a little bit of glue around the base of the streetlamp so that the lid will have a layer of snow stuck to it.
The wire that powers these little things is small, so you can gently screw on the lid without damaging the wire.
If you end up customizing this, you can always drill a small hole in the lid to run your power cord through, and if you are worried about it sitting crooked, just use felt pads to boost the jar up the same height that the cord hanging out causes it to raise. Meaning, place felt pads on the lid itself to raise it up a bit.
You don't need to follow these instructions in order to make this beautiful globe. It's one of those things that you can see, read the "you'll need" list, and be able to start right away with your own great ideas!
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