DIY: Snow Globes

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I made snow globes in jelly jars and they were so easy!



I bought a case of 12 jelly jars at Walmart, The jars worked out to about 50 cents each. You could use any clear class jars such as pickle jars.


I purchased miniature trees (the kind you would use to decorate a railroad or Christmas village) and a few miniature street lamps. I bought them at Joann Fabric for about $1 each. I used some white and some green trees. You could also use pinecones or small ornaments that you may already have at home.


I purchased a bag of white Styrofoam balls at Joanne fabric and I cut them in half. You could also use a white foam brick and cut it to fit inside the lid. You build your creation on top of the lid and glue the trees, lamps or pinecones to a small piece of white Styrofoam and glue the Styrofoam to the lid. I used a hot glue gun.

Tuck some cotton batting all around the bottom of your items. You could also use cotton balls. I had left over cotton batting from my Christmas Village scene.

A bought a large jar of white iridescent glitter purchased at Joann’s (with a 40% off coupon- it was just a few dollars). Add glitter to the jar and keep it upright. You don’t need that much, just about an inch.

Insert the lid into the jar with your creation upside down. If some of the batting hangs outside the jar, just trim it with scissors. Once the lid is securely screwed on the jar, flip it over.

I tied a ribbon around the bottom, and that’s it! You can do this project with your kids. It was fun and easy, just use what you have around the house.

I chose not to add water. I didn’t want the jars to leak.

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