How To Make A Santa Snow GlobeDecember 29th, 2009 in blog, projects
Vintage Flower Aquarium Snow Globe
Vintage glass flower aquarium
Vintage Santa (or other figurine)
Rubbing/Isopropyl alcohol (50%)
Aquarium sealant (optional)
Step 1: Soak Santa in water overnight to allow for off-gassing.
Step 2: Remove any paper from inside of lid.
Step 3: Break off a small piece of florist clay, soften by kneading in your hands, and mold into lid. Make sure to leave the edges clear to accommodate placing it on the base.
Step 4: Press Santa firmly into florist clay.
Step 5: Carefully add water to aquarium. Don't fill to top. Leave some space for the Santa.
Step 6: Add alcohol to water.
The alcohol ensures that the contents of the globe won't get moldy or cloudy over time.
1 gallon distilled H2O (minus 12oz)
Step 7: Add glycerin to water and alcohol mixture.
Step 8: Add glitter. Use more or less depending on the desired snowfall amount.
Step 9: Gently stir the glitter into the water mixture.
Step 10: Wrap a thin thread of plumbers tape around top of aquarium lip. This will eliminate any leakage.
Step 11: Submerse the Santa completely in water and tilt gently up and down to remove any air bubbles.
Step 12: With the holes in the top of the Santa covered, remove him from the water and gently turn him upside down into water in aquarium.
Step 13: Gently tighten lid, wiping with a paper towel to dry and check for leaks.
Step 14: Optional- if you find that your aquarium is leaking, you may run a small bead of aquarium sealant around the outside edge of the lid.
Step 15: Shake and enjoy
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