Last Updated: Nov 7, 2017
Handcrafting your gifts, decorations and keepsakes provide a truly meaningful touch—and snow globes are no exception. Luckily, you can create mason jar snow globes with a few simple supplies and a little bit of time. If you’re wondering how to make snow globes with mason jars, we’ve included three simple ways that you can pick based on your personal style.
And if you’re in need of a mason jar for your project, choose a personalized mason jar to get started!
How To Make A Mason Jar Snow Globe
Creating mason jar snow globes can be done in a matter of minutes with just a few materials. With our 7-step guide below, you can make beautiful, timeless snow globes for your home and for family and friends.
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
- 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.