DIY Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

You can add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree with these DIY Mini Snow Globe Ornaments!

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Well, despite our best intentions, the Christmas decorations did not go up this past weekend. Between kids’ activities and an out-of-town husband, life got in the way of our plans.

But, one thing we were able to do is take a trip to the craft store. My goal for the trip was to find some inexpensive DIY decor ideas. I owe it to my 10 year old son who came up with the idea to make Mini Snow Globes.

I’ll be honest that I was not instantly thrilled with the idea of make your own snow globes. I envisioned a big mess and a lot of supplies. But, I am happy to report that we kept our project super simple. I am here to share how you can make your own mini snow globe ornaments!

Supplies to Make Your Own Snow Globes

This mini snow globe project was very inexpensive and it does not require a lot supplies. Some of the supplies you may have on hand. 

Supplies to make mini snow globes

What You Need

Glue Gun

Snow Globe Ornaments or Small Clear Mason Jars (It is hard to find mason jars that are completely clear. These jars are a great option!)

Faux Snow (We use this make your own snow)

Mini Trees, Mini Sleds,  Etc. (These fairy garden Christmas accessories are so cute!)


Red Baker’s Twine (I use this twine for EVERYTHING!)

Christmas Themed Washi Tape

How to Assemble

As soon as we got home from the craft store, the kids got to work. So, I didn’t have a chance to really evaluate what would work best. I’ll share a few tips for you so you can learn from our experience:)

We started the project using mason jars for the snow globes. While they were really cute, it was hard to see inside the jars because the ones we had on hand were a beveled design. If you have completely see through mason jars (with no etching) it could completely work.

However, we went back to the drawing board. I ended up finding these clear mason jar looking ornaments at the Dollar Tree! These jars are absolutely perfect for this project!

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Use what containers you have available. Baby food jars, jelly containers and pickle jars would also be perfect for this snow globe project!


Step 1: Trace a cardboard circle the same size as the inside of the lid. Cut out the circle and glue to the inside of the lid. We found that the cardboard elevated the scene a little bit so it was easier to see!

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Step 2: Glue all the mini figures you want to the cardboard. You need to be able to secure the lid, so keep the pieces away from the edges. You can test along the way to see if you are able to close the container.

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My daughter came up with this little scene on her own. Way more creative than anything I can come up with!

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Step 3: Add as much snow as you want to the jar. If you want some of the snow to stick to the jar to give it a true snow globe feel, spray a little bit of water inside the container!

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Step 4: Decorate the lid of the jar with Washi Tape and add twine and bells to the handle!

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These mini snow globe ornaments are the perfect compromise to real liquid snow globes. My kids had a blast creating these snowy scenes and we will have memories for our tree for years to come!

Diy snow globe ornaments

Inexpensive Christmas Decor Ideas

I have teamed up with a few other blogger friends to share our ideas on inexpensive Christmas Decor. Check out these festive Christmas ideas:

Morgan at Our Pear Tree Home is sharing some fun DIY Budget Friendly Coastal Christmas Decor Ideas.

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Amanda at Miss Sue Living has an easy project to make a Christmas Scroll Sign.

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Also, April Lee is sharing her favorite inexpensive Christmas decor finds.

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You don’t need a big budget to decorate for the holidays! Try one of these easy Christmas DIY projects.


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  1. November 12, 2019 / 8:09 am

    These are so cute!

  2. Andrea Nine
    November 12, 2019 / 10:07 am

    They are just adorable! I love the checked ribbon one!

  3. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady
    November 12, 2019 / 11:45 am

    Such a cute idea!

  4. November 12, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    Love how pretty AND simple these are. Well done as usual, Jaclyn! Your home is beautiful!

  5. November 12, 2019 / 7:46 pm

    What a fun project to do with the kiddos! I especially love that you can make these without any LIQUIDS!!! All the moms say, “hallelujah!” 😉

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