diy snow globe

How to make your own DIY snow globe

(first posted – Dec 22, 2015)

For anyone who knows Marna; knows she is an absolute snow globe fanatic, with an impressive, extensive collection sat alongside her signed poster of the Chuckle Brothers!  So what better theme for a DIY Christmas project than a snow globe tutorial?? This is a great child-friendly craft tutorial, perfect to get you and your little ones in the festive spirit, great for creating your own Christmas decorations or a little stocking filler for someone special.


What you will need…

  • Jar and lid
  • Water- resistant glue
  • Water
  • Glitter – any colour of your choice!
  • Small Figure or toy, cake toppers are the perfect size!
  • A splash or baby oil

Let’s get started!

Christmas Snow Globe Project

Line the bottom of the figure with some water resistant glue, stick to the bottom of the jar. -this can be a tricky operation, so watch out for little fingers getting stuck! It can be a little fiddly to get everything stuck inside at once, so I would recommend adding each figure at a time and allowing the glue to dry.


Now it’s time to get messy with the glitter, you can use as little or as much glitter as you would like, you can mix up the glitter with sequins too! As a good measurement, cover the bottom of the jar with glitter.


Then fill the jar with water, and add a splash of baby oil, this will help the ‘snow’ to fall nicely through the water. A non-scented cheap and cheerful oil works the best! Then squeeze out some glue around the seal of the jam jar lid, and close the jar as tight as you can, leave to dry.

Snow Globe Tutorial

And there you have it!

This is a great way to use up old toys, or ornaments thrifted from a charity shop your world is your oyster when it comes to making your own snow globes, why not add mini Christmas trees for a full festive effect? This would make a wonderful personalised touch for around the table on Christmas day!

I hope you enjoyed the snow globe tutorial, feel free to tweet Marna your festive crafty makes. I just wanted to point out how fab Marna’s snazzy new website looks, just wonderful! Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a marvelous new year.

Anna x

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