glycerine, glitter, and glue
I even sent hubby to the store for a gallon of distilled water! I tracked down some complete kitsch little elf figurines! I had a repoduction hoosier jar that I thought would be perfect. We glued, let the glue set up, added the other g's and sat back with our ahhs! That last about half a day because the second round of said shaking that is required to make snow swirl set the elves and subsiquent wee deer free from their glue.
Shew- glad we splurged for the glycerine as they just gracefully landed with no damage. I got some good recommendations on new glue to use and went looking for it among the Beta fish to no avail and decided to go waterless. More of a terrarium type feel!
Tracked down a vintage jar that did not have to be quite a waterproof, added a tree, and I am even more smitten! Now even though the Christmas decor is packed away we can have a simple little winter treasure out for a bit. I am convinced this will finally bring us snow!
Could you not just see this with a little leprechaun or rabbit for spring with green glitter! Good grief!
So, my tips- go for the cool jars at the fleas/antique shop. This older Ball jar was $4- not too shabby. Also look for the kitsch little ceramic figurines, I migrate towards the 1960's era Japanese made for some reason. I did a simple "ceramic elf" search in the vintage part of Etsy. The little tree came from Hobby Lobby- go the the doll house section for oodles of neat options.
Now I am wondering how these would look with little wood toys inside hmmmm . . .