Make Your Own Snowglobe Ornaments for Chrismukkawanzaa!
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Another holiday morning after:
You come to wearing a lampshade, mistletoe strewn everywhere, lying on a four-foot-high pile of empty airplane-size liquor bottles.
You’ll never remember that party, but at least you can remember the aftermath.
Turn those baby booze bottles to bauble: fill them with photos and hang them on your tree.
Who to enshrine in your miniature snowglobe wonderland? How about:
- The cabbie who drove you home
- The pal who drew on you with a Sharpie
- The co-worker who now winks at you for reasons you can’t recall
- The saints that invented Pepto-Bismol, Alka-Seltzer and Tylenol
Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll have learned your lesson. (Yeah, right.) Read on to learn how to make ’em. Happy Chrismukkawanzaa everybody!
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What You’ll Need
- Airplane-size booze bottles — small spice jars work too if you’re on the wagon
- Light corn syrup
- A mixing container with a spout
- Glitter — white and/or silver looks the most like snow
- A piece of scrap paper
- A ruler
- Clear packing tape
- A pen or pencil (optional)
- Colored string or embroidery floss
- Gobs and gobs o’ cheery holiday spirit
Step 1: Drink Up!
First, empty out the liquor bottles. Drink as many as you can in the space of five minutes.
Repent. Rethink. Repeat.
When you’re done, peel off the labels, wash the bottles and let them dry inside and out.
Take two aspirin and a nap. Then move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Mixology
Make enough liquid to fill all the snowglobes you want to make.
Step 3: Sparkle Sparkle!
Now use the creased paper like a funnel to help you pour glitter into the bottle without spilling it everywhere.
*FYI, you can make realistic-looking “snow” by shredding a white PVC pipe with a cheese grater. Weird, right?
Step 4: Cut ‘Em Down to Size
Crop your photo to that size in Photoshop (or whatever program you’re into these days).
Print the photo and use scissors to cut it out.
Step 5: Seal ‘Em Up
Step 6: Roll ‘Em Up
Insert the rolled-up photo into the bottle. The photo should flatten out on its own, but if it doesn’t, use the end of the pencil to poke it back into shape.
Step 7: Fill ‘Er Up
Fill it up to the top, then put the cap back on the bottle.
Step 8: Tie It Off
Step 9: Hang ‘Em High
Up for more holiday hijinks? How about:
- 15-minute DIY photo ornaments!
- How to photograph the holidays!
- Stocking stuffers just for lil’ ol’ you.
Photo credit: Mat Honan