DIY Snow Globes

DIY Snow Globes

What’s this? Two DIY posts in one week? Inconceivable! Well, here’s the deal, I’m doing all my Christmas baking this weekend – that means that you’ll be getting lovely recipes all week long next week. As such, it’s only fair that you get extra DIY posts this week. And these snow globes are just too adorable. Aren’t snow globes magical? I think so. But then again, maybe I’ve watched The Santa Clause too many times. Either way, I love the sparkle and the Christmasness (I’m making this a word) of them. Want to make some of your own? It’s easy!


What You Need 

  • Mason jars
  • Glycerin
  • Sparkles
  • Whatever you want in your snow globe
  • Paint (if you want to paint whatever is going in your snow globe)
  • Distilled water
  • A glue gun and glue sticks (you could probably use super glue too but I use my glue gun for everything. It’s my secret weapon)


How to Do It 

  1. Paint the inside of the Mason jar lids and (optional) the items that are going inside.
  2. Glue your item to the inside of the lid
  3. Fill the jar with water, a dash of glycerin and some sparkles.
  4. Put the lid on.
  5. Shake it up.


A Couple Notes

  • As easy as this DIY is, there are a few quirks. The sparkles can clump together and they will stick to the items inside the jar, so be aware. I had to open one of them after I was finished and scoop some of the larger clumps of sparkles out. Next year I’ll try with different “snow” and compare the results.
  • The colour runs on the items in the snow globe. This seems ridiculously obvious now but for some reason it didn’t even cross my mind beforehand. You can always change out the water, which is what I will probably do, but just be aware that if you are putting anything with dye in the snow globe your water will be tinted that colour (see how blue the tree snow globe is?).



8 thoughts on “DIY Snow Globes

  1. Ooooh, awesome post!

    I love snowglobes! I remember making one in a peanut butter jar when I was a kid. I loved that thing. Tinted the water just a little with food colouring, had a prancing pony in there, it was fantastic!

    Maybe I should do one or two up for fun 🙂

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