When I was little, I remember a year when my uncle gave me the most magical nutcracker snow globe. I felt so special and loved to shake it and watch the snow fall. One Christmas Eve it tragically broke and I haven’t had one since. So this year, I thought I’d make my own! Here’s how to make a DIY snow globe that is the perfect craft for kids or great to give as a gift!
how to make DIY snow globe
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
- Mason jars with gold lids. I did 5 jars. 3- 16 oz and 2- 8 oz. Mine are from Hobby Lobby and I got them fo $1 when they were 1/2 off. You can also get jars with gold lids at Amazon.
- Paint- I used Beloved Pink, Ballet Rose, Lamplit, Country Weekend, Frosted Sage, and Watery
- White Bottle Brush Trees
- Dollhouse Deer
- Fairy Houses
- Paint Brush
- Fake Snow
Start by dying or painting white bottle brush trees to the color of your choice. I have a whole blog post on how to dye bottle brush trees if you need a full tutorial!
Next, if you want a colorful look, paint the mini houses and deer. You could also leave them the original colors they come in and that’d be cute too! I’m going for a rainbow look so I painted them.
And now, it’s time for assembly! Open the jar and hot glue the deer, house, and tree to the bottom. For my taller 16 ounce jars, my hand wouldn’t fit to the bottom. So I used my secret tool- cooking tongs to place them exactly where I wanted them. It worked like a charm!
I decided that placing them in the She Shed and doing a little decorating out there! I still might add a mini tree to the table, but I’m loving the shelves with the DIY snow globes on there right now! Aren’t they fun?!
I did a waterless version because I was worried about a mess with my son. Maybe I should have tried a full on snow globe though?! It’s not too late to switch it up!!! If you don’t want to make your own snow globe, I thought I’d share some cute ready made globes that you can buy!
Side note, I’m doing 25 posts between now and Christmas on holiday crafts. They’ll include a video and a blog post. Today is day four. I’ve also done a gingerbread house doormat, rainbow nutcrackers, and how to dye bottle brush trees.
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