Glitter Globes

Della was invited for a kids birthday bash today and we decided to make some last minute gifts.
Glitter snow globes- it was great fun and they got really appriciated!
We just used old glas jars from pasta sauces, jam or whatever we found at home.
Then we looked for small toys she could think of giving away
(She didn’t fancy giving anything away
- oh I miss them already…)
Small plastic crap is great – like stuff you get in a Happy Meal or a Kinder egg.
Also good is using some tall stuff  – then you see them better.
I glued them with super glue to the lid.

Now we didn’t have much time so we made them really basic – but next time I will try to
decorate the jars as well. (Like the bottom and top).
I’ve heard it should be good to put a drop of washing soap

(totally forgot the word for the soap you use when you do the dishes).

But the water became really bubbly – maybe it will disappear… I’ll have to see.

Note: Well I tried the dishwash soap that’s what made the air bubbles. But like you said in the comments – baby oil or Glycerin will do the trick of the flakes falling slower. And another tip is to glue the lid to the jar!






Monkey business.

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31 Responses to Glitter Globes

  1. Anja January 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I think you’re supposed to add glycerin (English spelling?) to the water. Maybe dishwashing liquid contains glycerin? Great idea, though!

  2. edythe January 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Yes, glycerin is right. You can find it at the drug store sometimes here, or in a crafts or baking store.

  3. Tant Grön January 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Dö najs! Jag säger som ovan, jag tror du ska ha i något i vattnet :-D

  4. kaylovesvintage January 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    on my list to try

  5. Zandrah January 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Jättefräsiga! Har sett dom göra såna på Äntligen Hemma (tror jag det var?) för hundra år sen. Och då hällde dom glycerol i. Just för att glittret skulle falla lite saktare.

  6. Marica January 25, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Glycerin funkar, men annars går det lika bra med vanlig ofärgad Grumme tvättsåpa. Har man i diskmedel brukar det alltid bli lite bubbel som lägger sig i toppen.. Nu blev jag jätte inspirerad! Måste göra massa glitterglober hit hem :)

  7. kathrine Lindsay January 25, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    wow… coolt!

  8. Juliet January 25, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    I believe that using distilled water mostly prevents those bubbles. The little one in our family received a Christmas toy that needed to be filled with water, and I tried both. The distilled was better…

  9. Kat January 25, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Try it with baby oil or some other clear mineral oil – the flakes/glitter fall slower!

  10. •lotta på solrum|fnurr• January 25, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    va snygga! sådana är ju jätteroligt att göra som vuxen-gå-bort-presenter också!

  11. nath January 25, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    yes! i want to make these too, i meant to over Christmas. i think (as already mentioned) baby oil or glycerin work to make the glitter slower falling. not sure about distilled water or not though. anyway, it’s a great idea!

  12. Amy January 25, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Love them! I totally understand about the plastic toys…how to find some you don’t mind giving away?! We have so many, but as soon as you think of getting rid of them, they look awfully cute…Definitely going to do this project–I’ve been meaning to for years, and now I will go for it…Yours are lovely!

  13. Mikaela January 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Jättefina! Måste nog härma er!

  14. Jenny at Dos Family January 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Detta ska jag och Viola testa. hmmm. vad ska vi sätta i våra. hhmm. Kanske får det bli en blog battle av detta.

  15. isabelle Halling McAllister January 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    Ja en blogbattle så ska jag finslipa tekniken tills dess!
    You’re on baby!

  16. isabelle Halling McAllister January 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    And thanks for all the tips on wha to put in the water – will try them all!

  17. Annatt January 26, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Men åh! vilka tuffa! Tillsätta glycerin säger ni, hur mycket då? undrar en vilsen.

  18. Lundagård January 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Nu är jag alldeles till mig då jag hittat till denna wonderfina blogg! Hur man nu missat den innan, bättre sent än aldrig :-) skall botanisera vidare i denna glada värld.

  19. Golubka January 30, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    What a great idea for a gift! If only everyone was as thoughtful :)

  20. Kelly January 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Sooooooo Cooooool!

  21. Ivonne February 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    That´s really cool. Like it!

  22. Sandra February 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    How lovely – what a cute idea!

  23. MUS February 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    oh, we love to make this too :)

  24. Ivy February 8, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Oh I love these! I will have to try and do these with my 3 year old daughter! How fun. Thx for the idea!

  25. Andrea February 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Det här ska jag absolut testa! Ska hitta fina saker att stoppa i till min kompis Maria när hon fyller 30.

  26. erika March 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    These are so great, we made them too for Mila’s Paris souvenirs party with some eiffeltours I bought, they turned out great, I have put a link to your post so more can make this fun project!!

  27. Jessica March 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Seriously brilliant. Thanks for the awesome idea!

  28. Johanna May 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Åhh, vilka härliga.

  29. Nouchka July 1, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Il’s a so cute and lovely idea………I’ll try to decorate my christmas’ table.Thank’s for dying.


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