Make your own offbeat snowglobes for favors & decor #Favor DIY#geeky#tutorial#wedding favors#winter January 12 2012 | Guest post by Jessica Charlton Photo courtesy of MarthStewart.com 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) Oven Baking sheet Glitter 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. Related Post How to make your own Dungeons & Dragons chocolate dice mold Ariel Segall aka Ariel (but not that one) appeals to our chocolate-loving, Dungeons and Dragons-playing, favor-searching crowd as she shows us how to make your... Read more 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! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Jessica Charlton Jessica Charlton's weapon of choice has always been an embroidery needle; her work has been featured on mrxstitch.com and feelingstitchy.com. She produces and teaches crafts of many kinds, and notably taught two years in a row at maximumfun.org's delightful comedy podcasting sleepaway camp, MaxFunCon. Never able to focus too long on just one inspiration, Offbeat Bride allows her to work on diverse projects, and for that she is grateful. PREVIOUS Sarah & Eddie's "it takes a village" theater wedding NEXT 19 ring bearer options that'll make you die from teh cute Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] You forgot the step of adding the water D= … Unless I can't see it on my phone Reply These are waterless snowglobes, but there's a link in the article for the ones with water. 1 agrees Reply I'm using these for my december wedding this year. I found great glitter covered leaves of different color in cleance at joannes and Micheals. if your lucky you can still find some. I made a practice one with red and turquoise leaves and it looks so fancy lol. 1 agrees Reply This is really cute! I don't see using it at my wedding but I think these would make great gifts for a birthday or Christmas. Thanks for sharing! Reply I love the Batman, he looks like he's dramatically cursing something 1 agrees Reply He looks like he's doing a "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" Darth Vader-style. I like it. Reply You mean like this: 3 agree Reply YES! EXACTLY! Ha! Reply I love these! Reply Yay snow globes! Not to take away from the fun DIY-ness, but my dad read about snow globes being sold cheap at a TSA-owned store near our airport, where they sell items confiscated from travelers. He got 27 Texas-themed snow globes for our Texas-themed wedding for $27. Fun! Reply That's revolting! Airports sell items they TOOK from travellers!? 1 agrees Reply http://www.eyeflare.com/article/where-buy-goods-confiscated-tsa/ Reply Ooooooh the possibilities! I'm hoping to grow Chia Pets and use them for my centerpieces, but I may make some of these to theme the tables more specifically. Reply Leave a Reply to deadlydolls Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.