This beautiful DIY Snow Globe tutorial is easy to follow and a fun activity for children! DIY Snow Globe Mason jars are great Christmas gifts and decor.
Making Your Own Snow Globe
When I was growing up, and I had a little snow globe collection.
There weren’t a ton in it, but I loved each and every one of them. I think I still have most of them stored away somewhere, but every time I see one at the store, I can’t help but shake it and turn the music on (yes, I’m that annoying person who turns on things that make noise at the store).
I still enjoy them to this day, so I thought it would be fun to make a homemade snow globe! I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult.
I saw some different tutorials on Pinterest, though most of them said to use glycerin or baby oil. I tried this method, and I found that the glitter and buffalo snow that I used clumped together and just didn’t look very good.
So I tried water, which worked fine, but in the end, I felt like the best results came from using distilled water.
I used these quilted mason jars from Paper Mart that they sent me, which worked pretty well. I think they were a pretty good size, and they are pretty! Though you may want to consider using mason jars without a pattern so you can see things better. Paper Mart has so many great options for crafts like this.
Jack and I really loved making these together. He is constantly begging me to do another one! We found some cute little trees at Jo-Ann Fabric, and they worked out well. However, you can really use anything you want. The sky is the limit!
Originally posted in 2016; updated in 2019.
How to Make a Snow Globe
Glass Jars (we used these quilted mason jars)
Waterproof glue (like Gorilla Glue Super Glue)
Mini Figurines (I used these little frosted evergreen trees I bought at Jo-Ann’s).
Remove lid from the jar. Pop out the middle and glue around the rim with super glue, and then press the middle firmly back in place. Set aside to dry.
After the lid is dry, glue figurines to the lid and let dry.
Add about 1-2 Tablespoons of buffalo snow into the bottom of the jar, as well as glitter if desired.
Fill jar to the very top – leaving 1/2 inch space.
Securely screw the lid back onto the jar until it won’t turn any further.
Shake and enjoy!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.