Troubleshooting DIY Snowglobes | DAY 5 Made by Hand
No really -- just check out what happens when you type "DIY Snowglobes" into pinterest. Told ya.
So today, instead of giving you a full on tutorial -- I'm going to give you some tricks I've learned creating these snowglobes, for they can DEFINITELY end up being a PIN-FAIL. Seriously.
So here goes!
1. The first mistake I made was not dunking the trees before using them. SOAK the trees at least 24 hours to get rid of some of the dye. Otherwise the water in the snowglobe will turn GREEN. PIN-FAIL.
2. Hot glue the trees to the little can lids at least 24 hours AFTER soaking and 24 hours BEFORE adding the trees to water again. They must be dry completely or else they will FALL OFF in the snowglobe. PIN-FAIL.
3. Add various kinds of glue and glitter - not just 1! Wax snow is beautiful and flaky, but it floats too well. Glitter is beautiful and sparkly, but it sinks too well. True Snow is great for brushing on snow detail to the trees, but does nothing for the water around it. A drop of glycerin helps the magical snow falling. Avoid a PIN-FAIL and use ALL these ingredients for a beautiful looking snow globe. Otherwise? PIN-FAIL
4. Hot glue a little bit of the wax snow to the bottom of the lid. Otherwise, it floats and you can see ugly can bottom in the snowglobe. Simply lay down a layer of glue (when the lid is DRY) and sprinkle snow over it. I did all of this outside, otherwise it could be a definite PIN-FAIL.
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DAY 1 | Microwave Soaps DAY 2 | Fern Canvases DAY 3 | Crafty Jars DAY 4 | Luminaries DAY 5 | DIY Snowglobe tips