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    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 13th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
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    Any ideas on making Snow Globes?
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
    Any ideas on making Snow Globes? 13th Oct 16 at 8:43 AM
    Hi I have noticed that some nice snow globes are very pricy, has anyone made any? I noticed that Sainsburys have a jar that's 25cl which is reduced from £2 to £1.33, I would like traditional old type snow globe like tree/snow, maybe santa or snow garden/town type?
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 13th Oct 16, 12:34 PM
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    Glue small models of trees etc to lid. Put water, glycerine and glitter into jar and screw on lid. Add a layer of glue around lid to seal. Turn upside down.

    Lots of ideas on Pinterest.

    I'm thinking of doing these with Brownies and Guides this Christmas.
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 14th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
    I have a nice couple of jar's I have found in my storage area and on Amazon I have found small plastic trees I will glue, but any ideas where I can get the snow from(cheapish) that will go in the water and stay at bottom till shaken?
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    • By kingfisherblue 14th Oct 16, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:44 AM
    I bought some last year for about £1. I can't remember whether I bought it from Wilkinson's or The Works though. Home Bargains might have some. Look in the children's craft department.

    ETA: I've just found this on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/FIMO-Snow-Globes-White/dp/B000N6K6GO
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 14th Oct 16, 10:51 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:51 AM
    would you say this would work?


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PREMIUM-FINE-GLITTER-FOR-CRAFTS-FLORISTRY-NAIL-ART-METALLIC-IRIDESCENT-READ-/381130085563?var=&hash=item58bd1f94bb:m:mfima-8JLdp8oKvh9ELwaVw
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 14th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
    I would imagine it would work, but without trying I couldn't be certain. The glitter should settle on the lower surfaces until the globe is shaken, and because the water is thickened by the glycerine, the glitter should swirl until it settles again. I think the only thing to do is experiment.
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