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Glitter and shrink-plastic globe
Why not hand-make your own gift! You can make a glitter globe using a (jam) jar, glitter, acrylic paint and shrink plastic. Use waterproof markers to draw patterns onto the stars, adding your own twist to the globe. A derivative of the well-known snow globe, this glitter globe is a fun home décor craft project for anyone who loves a bit of sparkle.

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You Will Need

Vaessen Creative • Glitter 1mm silver
Martha Stewart • satin paint 59ml ink blue
Sakura • identi-pen marker x8 ass
Vaessen Creative • Mason jar with lid 400ml
Vaessen Creative • Craft punch star maxi
Nylon wire 0.35 mm. 100 m.
Vaessen Creative • Handpunch round 3mm
Vaessen Creative • Glitter 1mm blue
Vaessen Creative • Craft punch star medium
Vaessen Creative • Craft punch star super jumbo
Martha Stewart paint 59ml. glitter night sky
Vaessen Creative • Shrink plastic A4 white 4x
  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a sheet of shrink plastic and star punches in various sizes. Punch some stars out of the plastic.

  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the waterproof IDenti pens to draw coloured patterns onto the punched-out stars.

  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the hand punch, make a small hole in each star. Then place the shrink plastic in the oven at 160C and leave to shrink for 2-3 minutes.

  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a piece of nylon thread for each star and tie it to the star. Stick the other end of the thread to the inside of the lid using hard-plastic glue.

  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill the glass jar with glitter, water and a drop of glycerine. Glycerine is what produces the whirling effect and is available from pharmacies.

  • How to make a mixed media. Glitter And Shrink Plastic Globe - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now glue down the lid of the jar using hard-plastic glue to make it watertight. To finish, you can paint the lid with multiple layers of acrylic paint and glitter paint.

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