Snowglobes are super rad. I Iove making 'em just as much as I love shaking 'em. Here is a quick tutorial on waterless snowglobes. If you want to put water in your globes, Martha Herself has a tutorial. But here's how the Offbeat DIY Editor rocks her some Martha-inspired crafts.
What you'll need:
- Jar with lid
- Sculpey clay (1 small pkg per globe)
- Baking sheet
- Hot glue
- Small toy (think things that could go with your wedding theme — dinosaurs, super heroes, birds, skulls, etc)
Here's how it's done:
Unwrap one package of sculpey clay and form into a mound that is at least 1.5" tall and fits easily within the rim of the jar. The clay will stay the exact same size during the baking process, so there is no need to over or under-estimate with size.
Place clay mounds on a baking sheet and follow baking instructions on the packaging. Let these cool completely, at least 30 minutes, before handling again.
Squeeze a liberal amount of hot glue onto the bottom of the baked, cooled clay mounds and apply to the inside of the lid.
Now, grab some small plastic toys. I picked these guys up at a charity thrift store for a dollar.
Select the right toy for you and hot glue the bottom to the top of the mound. (Please note Pelvic-Thrust Batman.)
Pour at least three tablespoons of glitter into the bottom of the jar.
After cooling for at least 30 minutes, screw the lid toy-down onto the glitter-filled jar.
Then enjoy shaking it up!