Home-Made Christmas Decorations
Alannah & Holly Evans
Former Students & Staff Writers
Article originally published December 2011
There are endless possibilities of Christmas decorations you can make on your own and all of them are fast, easy, and cost-effective. With less money spent on decorations, you may have a little extra money left over to buy gifts, or donate to charity! So why not test out your Christmas creativity by making a homemade snow globe?
What You will Need:
• Glass Jar
• Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
• Miniature Figures (These can be found at any dollar store.)
Step 1: Obtain a glass jar of any size but the cap must be big enough to fit your miniature figures.
Step 2: Once you have your miniature figures you can set them up on the inside of the cap where you would want them to be places in the snow globe. You could make it a snow globe with just one figure in the centre or you could make it a scene with people, Christmas trees, and street lamps.
Step 3: Once your figures are in position, you will heat up your glue gun and glue them down to the inside of the cap for the jar.
Step 4: Wait for the glue to dry.
Step 5: Put your glitter/sparkles or whatever you are using as the snow into the jar.
Step 6: Fill the jar up with ordinary tap water.
Step 7: put the cap back onto the jar and yes, this means your figures will be upside down for a short time.
Step 8: To prevent any leaks from the jar, use the glue gun to cover up any spaces between the cap and the jar therefore removing any places the water could leak out of.
Step 9: Wait for the glue to dry.
Step 10: Once the jar is completely dry, you may now flip the jar upside down which in turn, will make your figures go right side up.
Once you’ve fifinished it, fifind a place to put your homemade snow globe! Then shake it, and see the snow fall.
See Michaels.com for more Christmas Craft ideas and supplies.