The second of my festive Rosie Makes in collaboration with John Lewis are these easy peasy DIY snow globes! When I was wee they were always my favourite decoration, with their idyllic miniature Christmassy scenes and a sprinkling of snow that never seemed to arrive in reality. This version is a contemporary take on the style with rose gold detailing and glitter snow! It just so happened that JL stocked this fine rose gold glitter and copper detail jar and they coordinated perfectly. Using a fine glitter removes the need for putting any chemical additives to the water to slow down the snowfall; the smaller particles move more slowly of their own accord. I intended to cover the base with a festive bow using this lovely printed ribbon but I forgot before taking these pics – but the beauty of this DIY is you can customise to your heart’s content.
To make them, you need a jar (a clip-top one worked really well here), water, wooden decorations and/ or miniature Christmas trees, glue and glitter. Make sure whatever decorations you are putting into the jar fit inside the lid and will stand being in water (you could test one overnight).
Once happy with the positioning of the decorations, glue them into place. In hindsight, I could have popped something underneath to raise the decorations a little, so the water would fill closer to the top – but never mind! Then you simply need to fill the jar almost to the top with water and add a few pinches of glitter. You need way less than you would think – if you add too much, it just sticks to the decorations rather than swirling like snow.
The trickiest bit is shutting the lid while trying to minimise displacement of water! My tip is to move quickly and confidently, clipping the lid in place to make a seal. And there you have it: two miniature, sparkling snow scenes. I adore the tiny spice jar with its single tree and the combination of teal and rose gold.
It was tricky to catch the glittery snow swirling on camera on a dark day, but you get the idea! Have you made a DIY snow globe before? Happy Christmas crafting, everyone. You can click here to see my first festive DIY with John Lewis.
Crafting materials c/o John Lewis but longtime love of sparkle and rose gold entirely my own!