DIY holiday snow globes are soooo fun and easy to make. I’ll prove it – lets go!
Plug in your hot glue gun and gather your supplies:
- Mason jars (I prefer gold lids – small jars, large jars, more options)
- Hot glue gun and glue (or epoxy/superglue for a more permanent hold)
- Glitter in any color or size
- Glycerine (this is key!)
- Any other water tight vessels (I stock up at dollar stores)
- Plastic figurines of any kind (figurine sets, etc, non holiday)
- Mini and small bottle brush trees
You could also just get this snow globe kit if you’re looking for an even easier project!
Start by grabbing your first vessel, figurine(s), glitter, glycerine, and hot glue gun (or epoxy).
Generously add hot glue to the bottom of a figurine, and firmly place onto the inner lid.
Repeat the same step with a mini bottle brush tree.
Once the hot glue sets (in about 30 seconds) it’s time to get going on filling the snow globe!
Add your glitter to the vessel in your desired amount.
Next pour in tap water all the way to the very top of the vessel.
Add approximately 1 table spoon of glycerine to the mix. This ingredient is crucial, and is what helps the glitter float in the water when shaken.
I chose to add in a white fine glitter as well – there are no rules!
Take your figurine lid and screw it onto your jar.
That’s is! See I told you making your own DIY holiday snow globes is super easy!
So fun and festive – makes a great kid holiday gift!
If you’re looking for a more wintery scene, you could add a cute little deer and mini bottle brush tree by following the same steps as listed above.
On this one I tested out adding the water first, then glycerine and glitter, but found that adding glitter first (then water and glycerine) actually works best.
When the glitter and glycerine are sitting directly on top of the water, it can stick to the figurine a bit too much.
Also I almost always need to add a touch more water to the snow globes after screwing on the lid.
To fix this, head to the sink, unscrew the lid, and slowly add more water from the faucet.
It’s best to do it over the faucet since the water tends to leak.
Much better. Another cute and easy holiday snow globe!
Don’t want to mess with water and glycerine? No problem.
These snow globes are even cute with just an object and some faux sparkly snow.
Simply follow the same steps minus the water, glycerine, and glitter. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Simple and cute, huh?
And the same thing here with a different style and sized bottle brush tree – I didn’t even add faux snow.
Another simple idea: Gather a pinecone and hot glue small, colorful mini pom poms to the tips for a unique look.
It looks extra cute topped with faux sparkly snow.
This one might just be my very favorite, and something I’ll keep forever.
A couple years ago I cut up a photo of my daughter and added it to a vessel with bottle brush trees to create this fun scene.
Get the full blog tutorial here.
There are so many options for these DIY bottle brush trees. I highly recommend them!
Looking for a non-holiday snow globe idea?
I LOVED making these DIY flamingo globes a few years ago. They make the most fun little gift too!
The larger one above sits on my desk at work and always brings a smile! 🙂
I hope you give this project a try – it’s very rewarding!