Weekend DIY: Snow Globes
The exact history of the snow globe is unclear, but it appears this popular treasure was first introduced in Paris in 1878. The following year a handful of companies produced snow globes that sold in Europe. In the early 1920s these collectibles hit the US and became immensely popular.
You can make your own snow globe – or, snow jar – right at home using distilled water, glycerin and glitter. It’s an inexpensive project – you can upcycle old or new jars or buy them at a craft store – that has endless creative possibilities. For a more authentic-looking piece you can buy water globes.
Plan to make one of these adorable decor items? We’d love to see the finished piece.