Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Ornaments - Day 11: Silver & Gold Snow Globe

I remember making these oil and water bottles in school as a kid. Normally you add a bit of food coloring, but this time I used luster dust. Part snow globe, part science experiment. How can you go wrong?!

You'll need:

Silver and Gold Luster Dust (or any other 2 colors)
Baby or mineral oil
Jar with a tight fitting lid
Waterproof caulk or hot glue

1. Fill the jar about halfway with oil and add some gold luster dust. I used about 1/2 teaspoon for a baby food jar. Add more if necessary.

2. Put on the lid and give it a good shake. Basically you want all the gold dust particles to be coated in oil, which will prevent them from mixing with the silver dust in the water.

3. In a separate container, add enough water to fill the rest of your jar and mix with silver luster dust.

4. Pour the silver water into the jar.

5. Run a bead of caulk or hot glue around the edge of the lid, and screw onto the jar making sure you have a tight seal. (See how cool it looks when you mix them together!)

6. Paint the lid a nice festive color (this can be done earlier if you think of it) and tie a ribbon or piece of yarn around the neck for hanging.

Give it a shake and enjoy!


  1. I'm so glad you did this. I have a huge sack of baby food jars that I knew I'd find something fun to do with! You just made my day. :)

  2. What a cute and fun idea! Sharing this one.