How to make Mason jar snowglobes
If you have some old Mason jars lying around the cottage, this project is a great way to display a cherished ornament. It also makes a great gift for cottagers around the holidays.
What you'll need: A medium-sized Mason jar, a Christmas ornament small enough to fit through the mouth of the jar, a wine cork, glitter, and glue (epoxy stands up well in water).
Turn the Mason jar lid upside down and glue the wine cork to the base of the lid, followed by the ornament. Depending on which ornament you choose, the wine cork may or may not be necessary. In this case, it was used to elevate the ornament inside the jar, so that it wasn't covered by its threading or lid.
To complete this project, you must hold the ornament upside down and then dunk it in water. For this reason, it's imperative that the glue is fully dry before you move on.
Before placing the lid on the Mason jar, fill it with water. You may have to leave a little room for displacement once the ornament is put in. Add approximately one to two tablespoons of glitter to the water.
Some of the glitter may sit on top of the water after you've poured it in. Push it down to the bottom of the jar with a spoon.
Holding the base of the lid against the lid ring, turn it right side up. (The ornament should be upside down.)
Screw on the lid tightly to ensure no water will seep out of the jar.
When you turn the ornament right side up again, you will see your snowglobe in action as the contents inside transform into a winter wonderland.