kitschy snow domes

The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts

Thanks to my sister-in-law Nicki for giving me this book, my sister Beck and I sat down one sweltering afternoon and produced these kitschy gems.

Snowdomes are really fun to make, and we discovered a few tricks along the way:



hen snowdome
hen snowdome


  • milk bottle tops make a perfect base, they fit snuggly into the mouth of baby food jars.
  • we used soft plastic farm animals (easy to pierce with wire), beads, and bead wire. We simply pierced holes in the bottle tops and animals and fastened them with wire.






like a horse in water snowdome
like a horse in water snowdome

What we’d do differently next time:

  • use distilled water, and sterilise the jars a bit better (things are growing in the water). I wonder if adding white vinegar to the glycerine mixture would help this.
  • use more glycerine in the mixture, make it 50/50 instead of 30/70
  • fill the jars up to the very top.


cat dreaming of fish snowdome
cat dreaming of fish snowdome

hen close up
cat close up

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