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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 21:12 #11

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I bought another jar on Sunday and went ahead and used the Rainbow Dash I already had.

A few notes.
Hot glue doesn't work to hold figures down on the glass. I ended up using Araldite!
Also, the water ended up being cloudy.
On the whole I'm not exactly super pleased with the pony jar. And of course now I have to hope Tesco has a Rainbow Dash in next time I have money to go there.

Also about those pony's. I've only seen the ones in clear packaging in Tesco, and the 'blind bags' I've only seen in ONE toy store. And that was in Birmingham. No way I can afford to go to Birmingham just for some toys. =')

(Photo will follow later, I'm using the wrong computer right now)
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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 21:47 #12

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Well, I looked around for some snowglobe tutorials to see if I really need to buy glyzerine to make just one snowglobe.
A few of my findings:

- Instead of glyzerine washing-up liquid or baby oil can be used.
- Demineralized water will hold the longest and preferably it should be boiled before use.
- Sometimes the water seems to become cloudy right away no matter what you do, just try again then...
- Things that go in the water should be sparkling clean.
- If the jar is put upside down hot glue should be used generously around the rim to seal it.
- A little pedestral between the figure and the jar lid makes the figure stand out more (especially if it's small).

I want to make a snowglobe and told Patrick to tell me once one of his many sauces in a nice jar is empty. Not sure yet what I'll use in mine, it depends on the size. I will put it upside down and hide the lid with a ribbon or so.

What do you use the glitter glue for? Isn't glue... like bad? Granted, the glitter glue I once bought doesn't glue anything anyway, I'm happy if the glitter stays on the paper, at least. :P

So sad the MLP jar didn't work out like we imagined. :-\
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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 22:08 #13

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The glue and glycerine both get mixed with the hot water. It helps to, uh... I said thicken, but my mum corrected me. Can't remember what her correction was.
Basically It helps to make the glitter settle slower. Or at least that's the idea.
I tried the washing up liquid, it worked, but also made the water cloudy... Hmm...

As you can see, I have mine up the right way. Since these things are in my bedroom I'd rather not increase the risk of glittery water going everywhere. But I still seal my lids with hot glue and a bit of ribbon. Except the Rainbow Dash one. I only glued that one. Couldn't find a ribbon that I thought would work. =)
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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 22:10 #14

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It kind of depends on the jar's bottom too, I guess. If there's a serial number or company name stamped into the glass I doubt I will want that side up, lol. We have a chocolate creme that comes in a very pretty glass with no markings but it only has a soft rubber lid. Of course there's always the empty FIMO snowglobe that can be bought but I didn't plan to spend that much money on a small fun project.

Ooooh, now I have an idea, after we talked about the mini bottles so much privately. My husband always has a cute mini bottle of sparkling wine on New Year's and I'm always sad to throw it away - that would make a pretty glitter jar. Even though I doubt I could put a figure in through the bottleneck, but maybe some bigger plastic beads for extra twirls. Or even FIMO fruits?!
New Year's is still a long time away though, so that calls for some patience. Darn.


He he he, I got my hubbie to buy a small wine bottle but before I use that I grabbed an empty bottle of salad dressing. Washed it well, boiled demineralized water and added glitter and some washing liquid.

So just to make sure I get that right - will adding glycerine/washing liquid make the glitter fall slower or quicker?

Now if I could just think of something to hang from the lid. I put in some large plastic "gems" that the glitter can land on but it's still a bit boring to me. I see you put some sequins into your jars, I think I'll do that too.
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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 22:14 #15

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the glycerine is supposed to make it fall slower. =)
Actually the 'sequins' are nail art confetti. Me and my mum love the look of the stuff, but it just doesn't stay stuck to our nails because we end up picking them off.
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Glitter Jars 06 Jun 2013 22:15 #16

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Okay, so a bit more washing-up liquid! My glitter falls a bit too fast.

He he, and my sequin boxes tend to spill open (at least the big ones) and make a mess in material box #3, so it serves them right to be drowned! Muhawhaw!
Still have to think of a way to prettify the bottleneck and lid when I'm done, then I can show a piccie too. Mine is blue though, like yours, so not that much different. The wine bottle one will be pink and peach though. ^^
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Glitter Jars 07 Jun 2013 09:03 #17

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Ooooh! Sounds perdy!
The more blue the better. XD I'm such a blue fiend it's crazy.
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Glitter Jars 07 Jun 2013 09:21 #18

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I might have overdone it with the glitter jar. There's now a heap of sequins, 3 large plastic beads and 3 seashells in it. Quite a wild mix and to hide it I added more glitter, lol.
One thing I have to say though is that it really works. Okay, if I removed the junk that stands behind it the effect would be even better but it IS very calming to watch the glitter fall. Always loved snowballs anyway.
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Glitter Jars 11 Jun 2013 17:06 #19

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=D Maybe yours is better because it's a bigger jar!
There's always larger jars here, but I don't fancy risking one of them falling over and smashing in my room so I'll make do with the small ones I have.

I also don't remember uploading a photo of my Rainbow Dash jar. It's actually a little less cloudy now! But the photo is from just after I made it.

Oddly enough, the water in the Rainbow jar has actually cleared quite a lot now! I wonder why it was so cloudy to begin with...
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Glitter Jars 11 Jun 2013 18:05 #20

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Hm.
I still have nothing to show, as I disassembled my first bottle again and am unhappy with the other one. Seems I'm just not happy if there isn't anything else than glitter inside. Since you said hot glue doesn't work on glass I have no idea how to fix things inside the bottle - apart from reaching through the tiny opening and the long way down.
By now I start to think that I would like the small bottle better if I just fill it with layers of glitter etc up to the brim, with no water, but I'll try to finish the blue bottle. Just have to get the seashells out somehow, I absolutely overdid it with the kind of items I threw in. Looks like a junkyard in there.
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