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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 around the holiday season. 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 tutorial for a simple DIY snow globe 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!

Also, this would be a great DIY gift idea for your little ones to make for other loved ones. These homemade snow globes can be displayed for all to see. 

By the way, if you want more ideas with 15 different easy DIY 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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You probably have all the materials that you need to make this easy Chrismtas craft on hand. In case you don’t, you can get everything at your local craft store or even a big box store. 

Materials to make a DIY mason jar snow globes:

Mason Jar

Elmer’s clear or colored glue – needs to be waterproof glue

Miniature ornaments, clear plastic ornament or plastic figure to place in your snow globe – make sure it’s waterproof 

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

Hot Glue gun


Ribbon (optional) 

​Distilled water

How to make a snow globe from a mason jar

  • Hot glue your “trinket” to the lid of the jar
  • Pour a small amount of glue in the bottom of the jar (pour 1/2 the jar for clear glue and 1/4 the jar for colored glue)
  • Add your sparkles or glitter
  • Fill the rest of the mason jar with distilled water
  • Stir it up
  • Add your lid
  • Decorate the outer portion of the mason jar lid with ribbon (optional)
  • Shake and enjoy your new snow globe!

A few fun tips:

Consider creating a “snowy scene” inside your snow globe with things like bottle brush trees fake snow. 

I hope you’ll give this fun and easy mason jar 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). Enjoy this easy Christmas craft!


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.

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  3. Carol says:

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

  4. Judy says:

    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.

  5. Rosie Doal says:

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

  6. Suzie Olsen says:

    What fun– thanks for idea!

  7. OMG that’s such a good idea and a great way to repurpose a jar!

  8. Hi Lindsey! Such a cute idea… I had forgotten about little snow globes and how much fun they are. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and coming over to Share Your Style. Pinned and would like to share for next week as a feature, if I may? I tried to pick up the photo to work on the post but of course we are all protected now. 🙂

    Would you send me a copy as an attachment to my email? It’d be fun to feature your Santa!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving,
    Hugs and blessings,
    Barb 🙂

    • Hi there!
      I just saw this comment, I’m so sorry. If you still want to feature it I would love to send you a picture. If so, give me your email and I’ll send you a picture. Again, so sorry for the delayed response.

  9. Tru says:

    I love this and my children will too! What an adorable idea. Even I can make this lol Happy Holidays to All!

  10. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! I’m going to have to try this!

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