Easy DIY Snow Globes
Use mini ornaments to create a one of a kind holiday accessory using Mason jars.
Our boys adore snow globes. This year we decided to surprise them with some fun, out of the ordinary snow globes using toys and ornaments we already had. Since the mini robot ornaments have been the boys’ favorite tree decor, we decided to give them a special place among the holiday decor this year.
- glass jar with lids
- mini ornaments or toys
- mini holiday themed accessories
- sprig of artificial tree or wreath
- glue gun and glue
- white foam floral ball (about 3-4 inch diameter)
- glycerin (optional)
Cut the foam floral ball in half. It needs to fit in the center of the lid with some space left around the circumference in order for the lid to screw onto the jar. If it’s too wide, trim down the sides with a craft knife. Glue the foam onto the inside of the jar lid.
Add holiday accessories to your ornaments (if needed). Secure with hot glue.
Glue the ornaments to the foam/lid. The height of the ornament and accessories will depend on the height of the jar. Make sure you leave at least ½-1 inch head space. Secure all the accessories to the foam with plenty of hot glue.
Fill the jar to just the bottom part of the rim with water. Add a tablespoon of glycerin (if using) and mix well. The glycerin will help the glitter stay afloat longer in the water. Glycerin is not necessary , but makes the “snow fall” effect prettier.
Add a couple of tablespoons of glitter to the jar. Insert the lid with ornaments into the jar. Make sure it’s tight!
Hand the snow globe to your little ones and let them shake away!
Any type of jar with a lid can be used to make a snow globe. Experiment with different sizes and ornaments. You can’t go wrong.