As I shared earlier, we just celebrated a sweet little ones first birthday. The idea for the second photo present I made came from the book Photojojo! It’s a great book of creative ways to use your photos, and it’s written by the awesome people at Photojojo.com. So, onto the project. I made these super fun Picture Glitter Globes.
*Empty plastic containers (I used small peanut butter jars.)
*Adhesive Remover such as De-Solv-It or Goo-Gone
*Fun photos of folks you love (2 per globe)
*Laminator or packing tape
*Glitter or plastic confetti
*Light corn syrup
Clean out your container. Use the adhesive remover to get rid of any of the sticky residue that may be left from the label. Choose the photos you want to print and cut them to a size that is about 1/2 inch smaller in both height and width than your container. Glue your two pictures together so that one photo is showing on each side. Obviously, gluing them picture sides together would defeat your purpose.
If you have a laminator, great! Laminate your photos and trim them so that there is a sealed border of lamination around the photo to keep the water out. If you don’t have a laminator, seal your photos with packing tape. Be sure to press down the edges so that they are sealed tightly. Again, leave a border of sealed tape around the photo to keep the water out.
Make a mixture of equal parts corn syrup and water, enough to fill your container. Pour your mixture into the container. Place your laminated photo in your container and drop in the glitter or plastic confetti. Seal the lid with super glue to keep the little ones from taking off the lid and making a sticky mess. Then, shake away.
Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of the birthday girl playing with these because it turned out that our super glue was so old it was rock solid, so I couldn’t seal them in time. I did let her mom play with it, though. So, my extra tip for all of you is to make sure you have usable glue.