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DIY Snow Globe from a Mason Jar

Learn how to make this easy DIY snow globe from a mason jar. This easy Christmas craft is a great mason jar craft that the whole family can do!

When I think back on Christmas as a child, I don’t remember the gifts I received, but rather the time and fun activities I shared with family. I can’t tell you my favorite present Santa brought when I was five, but I do remember driving around and looking at the Christmas lights. My point is that Christmas isn’t remembered in gifts, but rather memories of time spent with loved ones. I’m going to try to slow down this year and participate in more fun activities with my kids. This easy DIY snow globe from a mason jar will be the first!

DIY Snow globe from a mason jar

My kids love to create. More than that they love when we can create together. 

This isn’t the prettiest snow globe, and if I could do it over I would have done a few things differently.

(As a matter of fact, my husband asked if I peed in a mason jar and put a bow on it. Oh my sweet husband. I’ll leave it at that).


This is an easy craft that anyone can create with loved ones around the holidays.

Heck, it doesn’t even have to be the holidays to create this.

My son asked if he could make a DIY snow globe with his legos!

By the way, if you want more ideas with 15 different custom snow globes, I’ve got you covered.

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Video tutorial of a DIY snow globe from a mason jar

This project is more about creating memories than creating something magazine worthy.

I’m just sharing the idea with which you can use to spend time with your family.

So put the tablets and the TV to the side, pull out a few old mason jars, grab some Elmer’s glue and a few small trinkets and let’s get started!

DIY snow globe from a mason jar

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Materials to make a snow globe from a mason jar:

Mason Jar

Elmer’s clear or colored glue

Small toy or figure to place in your snow globe

Glitter (or anything to create movement when it shakes!)

Glue gun


Ribbon (optional)

How to make a snow globe from a mason jar

Yield: DIY snow globe

DIY snow globe from a mason jar

DIY Snow globe from a mason jar

Learn how to make a DIY snow globe from a mason jar. With just a few household supplies, you can create a simple snow globe for the Christmas season.


  • Mason Jar
  • Elmers clear or colored glue
  • small toy or figurine
  • Glitter or anything that moves when it shakes
  • scissors
  • ribbon


  • Glue gun


  1. Hot glue your "trinket" to the lid of the mason jar
  2. Pour a small amount of glue in the mason jar (pour 1/2 the jar for clear glue and 1/4 the jar for colored glue)
  3. Add your sparkles or glitter
  4. Fill the rest of the mason jar with water
  5. Stir it up
  6. Add your lid
  7. Decorate the lid with ribbon (optional)
  8. Shake and enjoy your new snow globe!


You don't have to use a mason jar. You can use any sort of jar as long as it has a lid that screws off and on.


I hope you’ll give this fun and easy craft a try! Let’s all try to be a little more intentional about the “doing and giving” and not the “receiving” side of Christmas (I’m talking mainly to myself here).


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I can never get enough of snow globes. There are so many possibilities! Love this one. Featuring when my link party opens. Happy Thanksgiving.


Monday 19th of November 2018

Such a cute project. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST every Tuesday evening. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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Sunday 18th of November 2018

Wow this is so cute. I love homemade Xmas decorations x #BloggerClubUK

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