Fantastically Beautiful Snow Globes


Make a gorgeous snow globe that is different from the rest! Create a winter wonderland scene that will enchant you all season long.

Let's look at all the elements that take this snow globe up a notch....


The globe is made from what had been a candle... like this:



Inside, place a colorful vintage image printed on sturdy, glossy paper. Also print a mirror image so they can be glued back-to-back, allowing the globe to be viewed from any angle.


Notice the image is edged in gold pen.
Cut a small mound of styrofoam from a ball and glue it to the jar lid. Cut a slit in the styrofoam to place the image. Stud the styrofoam with baubles to make a fantastical winter landscape.


I also added...

silica beads leftover from a shoe box. I figured this might help keep things dry so the image doesn't warp, and the beads add to the landscape.

Keep adding beads, cotton, and ephemera to the styrofoam mound until you are satisfied.  
Beaded trim drips icicle-like around the entire rim.



A glass candle holder creates an elegant leg for the globe.

It's a Winter Wonderland!

Let it snow!



Speaking of snow....
Sequined Snowball Ornament

While we're at it, let's make some silvery, frosty tree ornaments. So beautiful, easy and uses a very inexpensive material...

Aluminum Foil.  Shhhh!

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