How To Make A Mason Jar Snow Globe In 7 Easy Steps

Half of the fun in Christmas is getting ready for the season with decorations. Whether it's putting ornaments on the tree or hanging up a wreath on your door, there are so many ways to decorate and get into the Christmas spirit. But what's even more fun than hanging up decorations is making new ones. Not only will you get to do a fun, holiday themed craft, but you'll have a new way to remember this Christmas year.

An easy and eclectic craft is a mason jar snow globe. Using this tutorial from Shutterfly, you can make a cute and memorable snow globe to keep for yourself or give out to others to commemorate the season with a Christmas card. After all, giving is the reason for the season!

How To Make A Mason Jar Snow Globe

What You’ll Need

  • Tree ornament
  • Glitter (2 tablespoons per globe)
  • Clear glue (2 ounces per globe)
  • Warm water (1 cup per globe)
  • Mason jar
  • Spoon
  • Glue gun

Step 1: Secure Your Ornament To The Lid

Using a glue gun, carefully glue the bottom of your tree ornament to the mason jar lid. Make sure to use enough glue to secure the ornament. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Add Clear Glue To Your Jar

Add approximately 2 ounces of clear glue into your jar.

Step 3: Add Warm Water And Stir

Pour 1 cup of warm water into your jar and stir the mixture with a spoon.

Step 4: Add Glitter And Stir

Pour in 2 tablespoons of glitter (silver or white glitter works best). Then stir thoroughly with a spoon.

Step 5: Place The Lid

Take the lid with your ornament and place it face down into the mason jar. The lid should rest evenly on the jar’s top rim.

Step 6: Seal The Jar Tightly

Take the outer piece of the jar’s lid and secure it tightly. Give it an extra twist to ensure the jar is tightly sealed. Add glue to the lid to prevent any leaking if needed.

Step 7: Shake And Enjoy!

Make sure your snow globe is completely sealed by shaking it carefully at first.

Then shake away and watch the snow fall!

Additional Mason Jar Snow Globe Ideas

Homemade snow globes aren’t limited to just one design: there are plenty of ways to personalize them. Put a creative touch on your mason jar snow globes using the additional ideas below. You may discover one of them as the ideal holiday gift for your family and friends.

Miniature Snow Globe

Create a little wintery scene by placing figurine houses inside of your mason jar snow globe. First, make sure the figurines fit in the size of your jar. Next, follow each step in our guide above to secure the houses to the lid and construct your own snowy little neighborhood.

No-Water Snow Globe

To make a no-water snow globe, glue your figurines or ornaments to the bottom of the jar (not the lid). Then fill the bottom of the jar with two to three tablespoons of fake snow or sugar to act as the snow.
To create the look of fluffy snowballs falling from the sky, like in the photo above, string cotton balls onto pieces of white-colored thread. Glue one end of each thread to the mason jar lid. When you secure the lid, you’ll have a snowy scene without any of the water, glitter or glue. Create a no-water snow globe in your own style, using a snowman, Santa or other favorite holiday character.
No matter your design, mason jar snow globes make for fun, festive decor. Get your home even more ready for the holidays by personalizing your own ornaments. If you’re looking for more ideas and inspirations, take browse these mason jar ideas.

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