Dare I say that I think our home is finally purged of stomach buggies? It’s been one rough week since our return from NY. After K began mending, I took her place as the sick-pukey-cranky baby-mommy. Thanks to some care taking from my own mommy, I rested and recovered, only to pass the monster onto little R, who spent the next night in my arms and over the toilet as K bounced on my knee alongside her. Alas, it’s over! At least I hope and pray it is. I do have a hoarse and almost non-existent voice following all that hard core mommy-ing, but I’ll take sniffles over a stomach thingy any day.
I’m playing catch-up now, and that includes sharing a couple of our recent art projects, or “art progois,” as R used to call them. We had great fun making these Princess Glitter Globes — thank you, Lavern, for sharing the idea with me! These are so very easy and they gave us an excuse to use and display a few of our many princess figurines (we’ve amassed quite a collection due to R’s love and my weakness for blind bags).
- Mason jar or clear jar with tight lid
- Distilled water or tap water
- Glue gun or super glue
- Glitter and/or sequins
- Glycerin (liquid)
- Fill up your jar with water. Most recipes call for distilled water, so I made some myself using the whole double boiler — with ice on lid — so condensation drips into inner pot technique. I made three princess jars and only had enough distilled water for one (this odd technique renders very little distilled water) and, honestly, the tap water worked just as well.
- With a hot glue gun, glue your figurine into the inside of the jar’s lid. * Make sure to stick the figurine into the glue when it’s HOT. Our Ariel later broke off because we waited too long to place her.
- Place a tsp or so of glycerin into the water (if you use too much, your globe will be soapy — as evinced by our Sofia globe below).
- Sprinkle glitter and/or confetti into the water. We stuck with the color scheme for our princesses, so Ariel was surrounded by green, Sofia by purple and Cinderella by blue.
- Place lid on tightly (we even applied hot glue to the rim) and shake!! Your globe is DUNZO!
This project was a joy and oh-so-easy. We had everything we needed right at home. You might even get away with a no-glycerin recipe if you’re lacking that particular ingredient in your baking or craft inventory. We placed our Ariel globe in R and K’s bathroom (because, well, the whole mermaid and water thing) and Cinderella is proudly displayed in R’s room. Both girls love shaking the globes and watching the glittery magic surround the princesses.
Let me know if you try this! More updates to come and stay crafty. Xoxo