Tuesday, April 10, 2012

D.I.Y. Mason Jar Water Globe

Do you remember that magical feeling of watching glitter inside a water globe swirl around and shimmer as it gently settled to the bottom?

Recreate that wonderful memory by making your own magical water globe using a mason jar.
 
Crafted by Pershette.

Supplies

  • Mason Jar
  • Candlestick Holder
  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink
  • Inkssentials Foam Applicator
  • Miniature Figurine
  • Glycerin
  • Glitter
  • E-6000
 

1.  Using E-6000, glue the seal and the lid together.
2.  Glue your figurine to the inside of the lid.
3.  Set aside and let dry.
4.  Once it's dry, fill the mason jar with water. Add a tablespoon of glycerin.

For this project, Pershette used a half pint mason jar. For larger jars, you will need to double the amount of glycerin. The purpose of the glycerin is to reduce the speed of the falling glitter, which allows it to "float" around in the water as it settles.

5.  Add a tablespoon of glitter. 

You can any glitter of your choice, whether it be ultra fine or chunky.

5.  Apply the glue to the inside edges of the lid and secure the lid onto the mason jar.
6.  Set the jar right side up until the lid is completely dry to turn it over.

Adding the Base

Adding the base is optional.

1.  Glue the mason jar, lid side down, to the top of the candlestick holder.
2.  Set aside to let dry.

Adding Color

Coloring your water globe is optional.

1.  Apply Adirondack Alcohol Ink in the color(s) of your choice to the foam applicator.
2.  Use a tapping action to cover the lid of the mason jar and the candlestick holder.
3.  Set aside and let dry when done.



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