Christmas Craft for Kids and Tweens: DIY Glitter Snow Globe

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My son’s teacher has a DIY calm down jar in the classroom for kids to play with, or to shake when they need to calm down. Something about the way the glitter falls in the liquid is mesmerizing, and calming for kids. Like T. Swift says, “You need to calm down.” Now, there’s a jar for that. Haha.

Glitter is fun, especially when it’s contained, and there’s something magical about snow globes this time of year. So we combined the two for the cutest DIY glitter snow globe. This time of year is crazy, so if anything, no matter how simple, can help kids (or adults) calm down, it’s worth trying. Plus, these make adorable gifts for friends for kids and tweens. Let’s get this glitter party started.

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DIY Glitter Snow Globes

Materials: 

Instructions:

Step 1: Fill the snow globe about 1/2 full with warm water.

Step 2: Add the glitter glue. I used 1 bottle for all three snow globes, and all got equal amounts. So, 4 tablespoons of glue per snow globe is a good start. In a mason jar, which is larger, you can use 1/2 cup glue.

Step 3: Add 2-3 drops food coloring. I used similar color glitter glue, food coloring, and glitter – all green tones. But, you could see how it turns out with multi-color glitter and glue. Don’t use more than 3 drops food coloring with these smaller globes, or you won’t be able to see the glitter.

Step 4: Add the glitter. I added about 2 tablespoons glitter per snow globe. You can add more or less if you want. There wasn’t much of an exact science to this. I used fine glitter in all of them, and added star glitter in some as well.

Step 5: Fill the remaining space in the snow globe with warm water, until it’s almost fill (leave a small space at the top so you can still shake it). Push in the inner seal in the globe insert, and then add super glue to the inner rim of the screw top, and then screw it on.

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Step 6: This is optional, but you can customize each snow globe you make for friends with vinyl or stickers. We used our Silhouette Cameo to make vinyl words and mini stars for an extra magical touch.

Finally, shake and watch that glitter swirl, and then fall. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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The Secret To The Best Glitter Nails

 

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You know when you want to get your sparkle on, but when you try to paint glitter on your nails (the traditional way), you have to do like 100 strokes to TRY to get it covered in glitter, and it just doesn’t look good?? Yep, us too. Well, someone smart found this genius way to add glitter to your nails. We tried it. We love it! It’s so simple. YOU can do it. This is going to be our go-to this holiday season.

We shared all the details here on Momtastic.

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DIY Stocking Stuffer Your Kids Will Love: Reindeer Snot

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We can hardly believe we made anything that resembles or even has the word snot in it, as we dislike our kids snotty noses all winter. But, this idea was just too fun not to make. Jessica made Reindeer Snot, aka glitter slime, and shared all the details with Momtastic.

Get a tissue, wipe your nose – do whatever you have to do – just get over there to learn all about it. We used our favorite new stamp-making machine, Silhouette Mint, to make the custom stamp. We got a little stamp happy, and plan to make these holiday favors for the kids friends. Not only is the homemade slime a great DIY stocking stuffer, but also it’s a creative thing to make with the kids that they can ooh and ahh over this holiday season.

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DIY Glitter and Motivational Magnets

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We have high hopes for 2016. But that doesn’t mean life won’t take some twists and turns along the way – some good and some bad.

We will try to remain motived and optimistic no matter what life throws our way, or what side of the bed we wake up on, but just in case we need a little extra motivation in the office, or at home, we made some magnets. You should do it, too!

Once you make the magnets, find happy art prints and photos with good memories to put the magnets to use. We love this art print, Happy girls are the prettiest girls, from one of our faves, The First Snow.

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Materials:

Directions:

  • Design circles with your motivational words to the size of your magnets. You don’t need a fancy design program – we just used Microsoft Word.
  • Print on white card stock.
  • Cut the circles out.
  • Use the paint brush to add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the magnet. Place cut-out circles on top and press down. Remove excess around the sides if you have any.
  • Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge to seal the top. Don’t swipe it too many times, or the ink will smudge.

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  • For the glitter magnet, paint a layer of Mod Podge on top of the magnet. Sprinkle glitter on top until the entire magnet is covered. We used 3 different pinks and a silver.
  • Let the glitter dry. After about 10 minutes, gently dab a generous layer of Mod Podge over the glitter. It will look white, but it will dry clear. This step will seal the glitter so it doesn’t fall off.

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Sparkle Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party

OK, so maybe I jinxed our weather by adding, “throw some glitter make it rain,” to the shower invitation {as it rained the entire evening of our festivities}, but the shower/bachelorette weekend was still a blast and time spent with the ladies was rejuvenating.

Lovely shower details included homemade Margarita’s so appropriately titled, Kimbaritas {after the bride, Kimi}, homemade appetizers, stiletto cupcakes, custom water bottles, CD favors and a kissing/lipstick activity {amongst others} that created pretty artwork for the bride to keep.

And sparkly bachelorette details included DIY sequins menu {sold here}, a gold sequins runner, DIY ribbon chair covers/decor and nail polish favors and place cards for each guest.

The pretty invite by Jenna at Fleur de Lis set the tone for a fabulous, sparkly party. Now available here.

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Invites and Menu: Fleur de Lis
Linens: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Photography: Amy Forness Photo
Marque G sign: Saddle Shoe Signs
Dinner Venue: Coup d’etat, Minnesota {gorgeous restaurant/bar and wonderful to work with}
Shower details: courtesy of the fabulous Kelly