Snow Globes

I love the idea of real DIY snow globes, but the potential for the water causing a serious mess has always kept me from trying it. These waterless mason jar snow globes are a low-mess solution, and are quick and easy to make. I created these as little gifts for friends, but a grouping of these in different sizes would make a beautiful display in a window or on a mantel.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. Just make sure your trees are small enough to fit into the jars!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Unscrew the lid from the mason jar and set it upside down on the table. Hot glue the bottle-brush tree to the center of the lid.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Pour a little bit of the artificial snow into the mason jar. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the tree nicely. When the glue is totally dry, screw the lid back onto the jar.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Add a ribbon for embellishment if you’d like.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Turn the jar upside down, and you’ve got a snow globe! Create several in different sizes for a Christmas display that will last for years.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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