I’ve always wanted to make a snow globe, but snow wouldn’t be appropriate for Halloween, so I decided to make a glitter globe instead. I like Halloween more than Christmas anyway.
I got everything I needed at Michael’s (all Halloween decorations are 50% right now!) and it was under $10. I already had the super glue so I’m not factoring that into the price.
If you want to make one, read through my tutorial.
Halloween Glitter Globe Materials
Super glue (make sure it’s waterproof)
Large Mason Jar
Super glue your figurine and skulls to the bottom of your lid.
As you can see in the second image, I ended up moving the figurine on top of a bottle cap to prop it up a little bit.
Fill up your Mason Jar with distilled water and add just a few drops of glycerin into the jar. Shake it around a little bit.
Pour in your glitter.
Screw the lid on tightly and you’ve got yourself a Halloween glitter globe.
I’d love to hear what you think so leave your feedback in the comments.
17 thoughts on “DIY Halloween Glitter Globe”
I think it’s very cool and has a nice effect. I’m wondering if adding a couple small chemical glowsticks ( loosely) might enhance it in a dimly lit room. The trick ( or treat) would be to get the glow sticks to settle behind the figure after shaking the ‘snow’ and almost silhouete the figure. Just a thought. I suppose just placing a small light behind the jar might do as well! Thanks for the post!
That would be pretty cool! I don’t think I could do it now though. I would’ve had to do it before I added the glycerin. That stuff makes everything linger in the water. I will definitely try that with my next one though. I have another figurine to work with 😄
True. It does look awesome as is!
Thank you. I might make another one though, with your suggestion. I like that idea.
‘course the thing is ..when the glow stick dies..you’d have to open the jar and fish it out but they do last a while.
Too bad there isn’t a permanent way to make it glow. Maybe I’ll find some glow in the dark paint.
hey..that’s an idea!
Hi Megan..it’s kevin ( Kevin Cameron Artist) I’d like to send you some related pics to our discussion on the Halloween Glitter Globe. Not sure if I can do it through this. They are of some halloween things I made with glowsticks in ’em. My email is email@example.com if you are interested. I couldn’t get the email link to work 🙁
Thanks for letting me know, Kevin. I sent you an email! Sorry the email link didn’t work. I’ll have to fix that.
I’ll have to try that! Thanks!
What a creative craft idea! The little skulls make it!
Aww, thank you! I love the little skulls too. They were actually on a necklace I found at Michael’s for $1. Good stuff!
This looks lovely, great craft idea to keep the kids busy!
Thanks, it definitely would be! Make sure they wear gloves though! You don’t want any fingers superglued together 😉
Way cool,,I am from the Halloween Capitol of the World__Anoka Minnesota USA
That’s awesome. I bet your Octobers are amazing 🙂