How to Make a Mason Jar Snow Globe – An Easy DIY
For the summer break, I wanted to plan an exciting craft activity for my kids, and when I saw this marvelous snow globe on The Sweetest Occasion, I immediately got into action with my upcycled mason jars. I hope you will have a great time in taking a quick glance at these amazing snow globes in a mason jar.
Steps to Make a Christmas Mason Jar Snow Globe
- Mason jar with lid (the size depends on what you are planning to put inside your snow globe)
- Bottle brush trees (you can also add decorative plastic animals or a snowman if you wish)
- Waterproof glue
- A jug of water
1. Rub the sandpaper on the underside of the mason jar lid to make it smooth.
2. Add a little glue to the bottom of the tree (and plastic animals) and press it firmly on the lid. Allow it to dry overnight.
3. Fill your jar with water and keep the level a little less than full.
4. Add the glitters to the water, the amount depending on the size of the jar. I even added a little fake snow for a stunning visual impact.
5. Pour approximately a tablespoon of glycerin for the glitter and snow to spread out properly especially after shaking the globe.
6. Now we are a step away from creating our magnificent snow globe. Place your decorative items inside the glass jar and firmly screw the lid. Give it a good shake (with care though) for the contents to mix well to create a perfect snowy effect.
Here we are with our cute little snow globe.
- If you want to make your snow globe without glycerin, then use baby oil in place of water, which will also help the glitters settle down slowly.
- Go for plastic mason jars if you have mischievous kiddos at home, who would want to keep shaking the globe vigorously.
- You can spray paint the lid for a colorful appearance. I had a showy ribbon tied on one and a twine around the other.
- Another variation would be to add lights to the globe to brighten up your home on Christmas night.
Some More Mason Jar Snow Globe Ideas You’ll Love
These snow globes with neat Christmas scenes serve well to bring the holiday feeling to your home.
Personalized snow globes may have pictures of your kids and family in it.
If your little hero is crazy about cars, then making this snow globe as shown here, with his favorite toy in it would be an ideal Christmas gift for him.
You can use your snow globes as gift card holders by making them without water. This attractive variety is an easy option for beginners, especially kids.
If your kids are obsessed with the world of Disney, you can help her with these mini Frozen snow globes, and she can have Anna, Elsa, and Olaf peeking at her from inside these beauties.
This Valentine’s Day mason jar snow globe would leave your beloved elated. Add a few plastic hearts in it and tie the lid with a showy red ribbon.
By following this instruction for a snow globe cum soap dispenser, you would have another interesting gift idea in your kitty.
My little ones had a whale of a time in making these snow globes out of mason jars, with my Pocket Beagle Lisa, barking excitedly on seeing herself in one of them. So if your children have not yet had the pleasure of playing with a snow globe, I am sure you would be able to make an enticing one for them by now.