How to Make Your Own Super-Cute Snow Globes
These adorable crafts make the perfect homemade gift. The magic of a snow globe is finally at your fingertips!
Crafts developed by Morgan Levine
Reindeer Snow Globe
1. You’ll need a small Styrofoam ball, as well as a small reindeer figurine and pine tree that you can find at a local craft store.
2. Cut the Styrofoam ball in half, and hot glue it to the jar lid.
3. Pierce the surface of the ball with the deer and tree.
4. Fill the jar with water and a little liquid glycerin. Add flaky white glitter to mimic “snow.”
5. Screw on the lid, and turn the jar upside down.
Pipe Cleaner Tree Snow Globe
1. Wind a green pipe cleaner into a cone shape. Create a cone out of a green pipe cleaner. Glue on tiny beads to imitate ornaments and top it with a star sequin.
2. Glue a skewer inside the pipe cleaner to act as the “trunk.”
3. At the base of the tree, glue small gifts (you can find them at a craft store).
4. Use a hot glue gun to attach the tree and gifts to the jar lid.
5. Fill the jar with a mixture of water, a little glycerin, and star glitter.
6. Screw on the lid, turn the jar upside down, and put it on your mantel!
Snowman Snow Globe
1. For the body, use three wooden beads. One should be larger than the other two. Use hot glue to attach the beads together, making the largest one the bottom of the snowman.
2. Trim three toothpicks—two to use as arms, and one to use as the nose.
3. Use a dremel (or a similar tool) to drill small holes in the beads for toothpick arms and a nose.
4. Make a hat out of a black pipe cleaner by creating two coils—one flat circular coil for the hat brim, and one cylindrical coil for the top of the hat. Glue them together, and to the top bead. Wind a red pipe cleaner around the snowman’s neck for a scarf.
5. Fill the jar with water and a little liquid glycerin, and add glitter. Place the snowman figurine inside the jar upside down. Screw on the lid and turn over the jar so it sits on the lid.
Photo Snow Globe
1. Print and cut out a family photo.
2. Adhere clear contact paper to both sides of image so it’s “laminated.” Trim the excess contact paper, but leave a thin border.
3. Hot glue the laminated image to the inside of the lid.
4. Fill the jar with water, a little liquid glycerin, and glitter. Screw on the lid, and turn the jar upside down. Tie a piece of yarn around the neck of the jar for a festive touch.
"Dry" Snow Globe
1. Cut out two layers of mountains from gray construction paper and color in snowcaps with a white gel pen. Cut out small paper trees from green construction paper, and a small house as well.
2. Glue the mountains to the inside of the jar. They can curve around the side. Glue the paper trees on top. You’ll want to glue all of the scenery “upside down,” because the jar is going to sit on the lid.
3. Glue the small paper house to the lid. Feel free to draw in windows, doors, shingles—however detailed you want to get!
4. Screw the lid onto the jar, and tie a ribbon around the rim of the lid. No liquid needed!