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« on: November 27, 2004 10:03:26 PM »

hi everyone!  I'm making homemade snowglobes this year, and I don't have any jars right now.  I found regular mason jars (because I like the leakproof-ness of them), but the sides are embossed all the way around with the logo, so I don't think  you will be able to see inside very well.  does anyone know where i can find waterproof glass jars that have plain, non-designed glass walls?

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004 02:05:22 PM »

There's lots of things that come in clear glass jars that have no embossing on them, if you can use up the product fast enough.  Or you might try a household auction.  There's almost always boxes and boxes of jars that the people have saved over the years.  Check out the thrift stores, too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2004 03:11:32 PM »

So many websites sell them in bulk. Try a search.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004 10:09:59 AM »

I've had great success using food jars I was just going to recycle, anyway.  You can seal the lids with silicone or glue, but I didn't bother and the globes I made two years ago are still fine.  Baby food jars are good for mini-snowglobes (which I get from friends with babies and a resell store in my area).
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004 10:36:44 PM »

thanks for everyone's input.  I ended up using these jars I found at the container store.  the lids came out really cute, but the jars leak.  Cry i even tried sealing the lids with glue, but still water comes out.  boo!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004 11:51:58 PM »

there's probably a product for that at home depot. I suppose if it wasn't terribly expensive, it would be a good investment. What about caulk? its used to seal tubs and sinks and other water-involved stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2004 06:27:47 AM »

Silicone glue or that E6000 didn't work? That works on everything! It's one of my favorite new to me products.
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2004 11:23:30 AM »

i used E6000 to seal the inside of the lids, but i think it dried weird in the jar thread, so it didnt' stop the leaks.  but since the lids can't be removed now, do you think if i put E6000 along the outside seam between the lid and the jar glass, that would work?  i wish i had some sort of piping tip.  does anyone have suggestions on glue applications to small spaces?  i was using a palatte knife, but it was getting messy...

« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2004 07:27:02 AM »

Silicone caulk works great for this kind of thing, but if you don't want to spend money on a whole tube of caulk, I'm thinking rubber cement might work.  Use a toothpick to get it down into the space between the lid and the jar.  The nice thing about rubber cement is that if you get a little messy with it, you can trim the excess with a sharp knife and it peels right off.  You can then disguise the joint with fabric or a piece of ribbon.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2004 11:13:14 AM »

You could use  the mason jars and put in a country scene.  Little country road, fence post, mail box, etc...

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