Posts Tagged ‘handmade Christmas gift ideas’

Personalized Snow Globes: A DIY Holiday Gift!

December 9th, 2014
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The holidays are here, yet again! We take so much time to concentrate on our immediate family’s gifts but also have so many more loved ones to give presents to. The hardest part is to avoid breaking our bank accounts. This simple do-it-yourself project is a great way to provide a personalized gift that is easy on your wallet and only takes a few minutes to put together using Super Glue!

Materials Needed:

  • Super Glue
  • Clear Mason jar with lid
  • Fine glitter
  • Water
  • Tiny Christmas figurines

Almost any clear jar works for this project, you can use baby-food containers, spice containers, or even pickle jars. Once you have found your set of jars, now you can use your imagination to create a beautiful whimsical winter season inside your snow globe.

Choose either plastic or ceramic figurines that fit inside your globe. Stay away from metal that will rust. You can use a small pine tree figurine and/or a small animal, anything you want! The best thing about this project is that you create a totally unique snow globe for each person.

Step 1: Begin by adding a few drops of Super Glue to the bottom of your figurines and mount them to the inside of the jar’s lid. Super glue will dry in seconds and provide you with a lasting, strong hold which will keep your figurines in place even when you shake your snow globe.

Step 2: Fill the jar with water and add in the fine glitter. Fine glitter will create the snowing effect; just add a few pinches of glitter – too much glitter will make the jar look foggy.

Step 3: Add a few drops of Super Glue around the inside of the lid and close it tightly to ensure that no one accidently spills glitter or water all over themselves upon opening their gift.

Share your snow globe creations on our Facebook page; we would love to see your creative side!

On A Budget? Make Your Own Gifts This Holiday Season!

November 23rd, 2012
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We suggest you make this a very special, yet economical, holiday season!!  Here’s a creative gift idea that can be filled and customized!  They are very inexpensive to make yet will bring great  joy and pleasure to people of all ages on your gift giving list this year.  Check this out:

[PHOTO CREDIT:  – Design Sponge Blog:  Brenna’s Book Page Fabric]

HANDMADE ENVELOPES CONTAINING A CUSTOMIZED TREASURE:  This fun book page fabric envelope was made by coating the front and back of the newsprint (or book page) using silicone sealant!!  Amazing – Check out the details on the Design Sponge Blog – Imagine filling this envelope with precious photographs of kids and grandkids for grandma and grandpa; personalized note or postcards for the teenagers on your list; coupons for “lunch on me” or “four hours of free babysitting” for your friends; or even a few crisp dollar bills for the kids on your list to have some cash of their own to spend on the after holiday sales!  We think these are terrific!! 

You can also make holiday gifts by adapting these do-it-yourself ideas we’ve blogged about in the past:   snow globes, tiered trays, custom glassware, nuts and bolts organizers, button picture frames, or even practical gift baskets!   We have lots more ideas … check out our long list of DIY and Crafts postings, scroll down on the right hand side at our Super Glue Corporation blog home, to get yourself thinking … we know you can do it! 

Oh, and if you come up with a new, clever, handmade gift idea and you make it using one of our many products let us know and you may win some free samples!! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology!!