The Pintester Movement

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So I am taking part in The Pintester Movement and And if you don’t know about the Pintester check out her YouTube channel and website because it’s quite funny.
http://youtube.com/sonjafoust
http://pintester.com
So for the Pintester movement I am to pick one of the things that she has tried to do and do it myself. So I chose the DIY snowglobe.
Why I chose this one? Well, some kids carry around teddy bears and blankets and such. I used to carry around a snow globe! Then one sad day my preschool teacher dropped it and it broke she didn’t even say sorry. JERK teacher lady! 😦
Anyway – here’s the original post on how to do this
http://blog.modcloth.com/2011/12/23/let-it-snow-globe-how-to-make-your-own-diy-snow-globe/
And here is the Pintester’s attempt at the DIY snowglobe.
http://pintester.com/2011/12/snow-globe/
And now here is my process in pictures.
So I got all my supplies … And in true Pintester fashion … I just used what I had on hand.

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Then Henry the cat checked out the progress.

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Meh. Is the result. Elmer’s Glue probably would have worked if I waited a little bit longer but alas I have no patience, so my disco ball floated about. But the lid did stay glued on and the water stayed inside. But since the disco ball came off the lid, it made the water all cloudy. Ick. I do think that this would work if I had my other clear good glue but I’m all out so this is the end results we have.
I should have followed the exact instructions and been patient … Doh!

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41 responses »

  1. Bravo for trying to make your own snow globe. I’m a snow globe artisan (yes, there REALLY is such a thing, although we are a tiny tiny little collective), and I can give you a few tips.
    1) Elmer’s Glue is water soluable — this means even if you let if dry for days, once it’s put in water, it would have slowly melted away. Rule of thumb: the harder a glue is to get off your fingers, clothes, the table, etc, the stronger it will be as far as holding up in a liquid. It the glue is “washable” it’s not going to work in your snow globe.
    2) when using the “glass jar with lid” design, and glueing something to the lid, add another piece to raise your disco ball (or other figure/design element) higher than the lip of the lid, so it shows well. This can be a bit of baked polymer clay, or a small plastic lid from a soda pop bottle, just something to raise it up half an inch or so, in order that the viewer sees all of the design piece.
    3) if you are ever making a special snow globe (and I KNOW you said you have no patience, but … ) it’s always wise to put some of the glitter into the liquid you will be using and see if the color will hold up in liquid before you make the final globe. Many commercial party glitters will turn the water colors or (worse, if you ask me) simply bleach out over time, so it becomes invisible. A little pre-soak test will give you an idea if that glitter will hold up.

    Enjoyed your article. Take a look at my snow globes and water globes if you ever get a chance. Your teacher sounds like an old meanie! And if you need someone to FIX a broken snow globe, I recommend Snow Globe Central in Denver … they do all of my technical work and I can’t say enough about the repair quality. Superb!

  2. Aww, I can’t believe your teacher did that! Don’t feel bad, we had to make a snow globe almost every year as a project when I was little. They were always less than stellar.

  3. (completely unrelated to Pintesting, but your cat is adorable =D)
    Pity that your disco ball came off, I loved the idea of including that in your snow globe =)

  4. Looks better than the ones I tried to make many moons ago (or the ones that I tried to repair from my collections.) I usually ended up with a foggy dome of cloudy water and glitter.

  5. I’m eventually going to try this pin, since I collect snowglobes. I’m sorry about your snowglobe trauma from childhood *hugs* Several of mine broke when I moved from Florida to Montana… who knew that leaving boxes of glass filled with water would explode when left out in subarctic temperatures.

  6. I have tried this before and even got my glue gun out. Phew – too much work and too little patience. I will stick to store brought snow globes I think. I love the way Henry supervises your work πŸ™‚

  7. sorry, I’m with the glue purists. Elmer’s Glue is water soluble, so it will never work. Rule of thumb – any glue they give to little kids won’t work for grown up crafts.

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