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.

snow globe

DIY Jar Snow Globe

Use any jar with a lid to create a custom snow globe.

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Debbie Wolfe


DIY Jar Snow Globe Supplies

DIY Jar Snow Globe Supplies

Gather the supplies needed for making your snow globe.

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Debbie Wolfe

  • glass jar with lids
  • mini ornaments or toys
  • mini holiday themed accessories
  • sprig of artificial tree or wreath
  • glue gun and glue
  • glitter
  • white foam floral ball (about 3-4 inch diameter)
  • glycerin (optional)

Step 1

white foam half on canning lid

DIY Jar Snow Globe Step 1

Glue the foam half onto the lid.

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Debbie Wolfe

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.

Step 2

toy robot with santa hat

DIY Jar Snow Globe Step 2

Glue accessories onto toy robot

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Debbie Wolfe

Add holiday accessories to your ornaments (if needed).  Secure with hot glue.

Step 3

mini ornaments on foam form

DIY Jar Snow Globe Step 3

Glue mini ornaments onto lid.

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Debbie Wolfe

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.

Step 4

jar with spoon in it

DIY Jar Snow Globes Step 4

Add glycerin to the water.

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Debbie Wolfe

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.

Step 5

jar with water and glitter

DIY Jar Snow Globe Step 4

Add glitter to the jar.

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Debbie Wolfe

Add a couple of tablespoons of glitter to the jar. Insert the lid with ornaments into the jar. Make sure it’s tight!


little boy holding snow globe

Kids Love DIY Snow Globes

Your kids will have hours of fun with these adorable snow globes.

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Debbie Wolfe

Hand the snow globe to your little ones and let them shake away!

DIY Snowglobe Cover

DIY Snowglobe Cover

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Debbie Wolfe

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.

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