You can add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree with these DIY Mini Snow Globe Ornaments! Learn how to make mini snow globes at home with a few inexpensive supplies! We are making these mini snow globes without glycerin! So you do not have to worry about the mess!


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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 DIY Mini Snow Globes at home!

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!


How do you make a snow globe without glycerin?

We opted to make DIY Snow Globes without glycerin! It is a lot easier and safer to make snow globe ornaments without glycerin! We will show you how to make mini snow globe ornaments at home without using glycerin! This is a lot safer of a project especially if you are letting the kids make their own mini snow globe ornaments!



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. We were able to find all of the supplies for these mini snow globe ornaments at Michael’s and the Dollar Store.

Supplies to make mini snow globes

What You Need to Make Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

Glue Gun

Clear Mini Snow Globe Ornaments or Small Clear Mason Jars (if you are not making ornaments)

Faux Snow

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


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

Mini Bells

Christmas Themed Washi Tape


It is really important that you find clear snow globe ornamentsWe started this project using regular mason jars and it was so hard to see inside the jars. 

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

DIY Mini Snow Globe Ornaments Tutorial

If you would rather make mini snow globe decorations instead of ornaments, you could use baby food jars, jelly containers and pickle jars!

Are you ready to get started making your own mini snow globe ornaments?

Step 1:

The first step is to trace a cardboard circle the same size as the inside of the lid. After you trace the circle, you will cut the circle out of the cardboard. Then, you need to glue the circle to the inside of the lid. We found that the cardboard elevated the scene a little bit which made it easier to see the scene once the container was placed back on the lid.

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Step 2:

Next, you will glue all of your mini figures 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:

Now, you can add as much of the fake 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:

Last but not least, you can decorate the lid of the jar with Washi Tape.  You can embellish the mini snow globe ornament however, you want! We like to add red and white twine and mini jingle bells to the handle!

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Aren’t these mini snow globes so cute? I loved seeing each of the kids come up with their own winter wonderland scene.


These DIY 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

More DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

I have teamed up with a few other blogger friends to share some DIY Christmas Decor Projects. Check out these cute ideas:

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

inexpensive christmas decor

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

diy christmas scroll sign

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

cheap christmas decorations

You don’t need a big budget to decorate for the holidays! Are you ready to get started on one of these easy Christmas DIY projects?


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  1. Dara on November 12, 2019 at 8:09 am

    These are so cute!

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

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

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

    Such a cute idea!

  4. April on November 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm

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

  5. Morgan Murray on November 12, 2019 at 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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