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How to Make a Homemade Snowglobe
Nothing says that you love and care about someone quite like a homemade gift.
This Christmas season, I challenged myself to get creative and stretch my budget by making homemade gifts for everyone. To see my Hub on creative Christmas crafts for college students, please click the link below:
- Christmas Presents on a College Budget
Great ideas for college students trying to make Christmas presents on a budget. Homemade gifts for everyone on your list this year.
By far my favorite craft to make were these snowglobes. Mine are Christmas-themed, but you can adapt this craft for any Holiday or personalize it to whomever will be recieving it. For Valentine's day I am going to make one with a little cupid figurine inside, and I will be combining the snow with glitter and small red sequin hearts.
These snowglobes make a wonderful hostess gift, centerpiece, or present for people of any age. They are also ridiculously easy to make!
Step One: Gather your materials. You will need a stack of styrofoam cups, a clean mason jar, a hot glue gun, and a small toy or other item to put inside.
Step Two: Shred the styrofoam cups. Warning: This is extremely messy. You are going to have little styrofoam balls all over your hands - there is no way to avoid it. If you are making more than one snowglobe, you might consider using a cheese grater to carefully shred the cups, because it can get tiring after awhile.
My advice is to spread out a bunch of newspaper on a table or the kitchen floor, so that at the end you can scoop it up and toss it out. Be careful not to track styrofoam everywhere.
Step Three: Glue the small toy/item to the inner lid of the mason jar. The lid is going to be the bottom of the snowglobe, so make sure you glue the bottom of the item to the bottom of the lid, so it stands upright.
Step Four: Fill the snowglobe roughly 1/4 with the shredded styrofoam pieces. Voila! Snow!
Step Five: Screw the lid on tightly. Depending on whether the recipient is an adult or a child, you may consider gluing the lid onto the jar, so that it cannot be accidentally unscrewed, making a large mess.