Unique snow globes made from simple glass jars!

Let’s admit it, we all love playing with snow globes. Why not make your own Christmas snow globes, to decorate your living room, your tree or your holiday table.

 

To create a magical atmosphere, you can make snow globes from simple clear jars and screw-on lids. Here’s how to make these "snow jars" for unique and personalized Christmas decorations!

 

 

Easy Cheap 1h  1 (or more) glass jar(s) and its/their associated lid(s)

 

What you need:

 

  • A clear glass jar
  • A gold-tone metal lid that fits your jar (*Note! Be sure to choose a lid that fits your jar to make sure your snow globe doesn’t leak. For more information, find the glass jars and metal lids recommended for this project at the end of the article)
  • A second metal lid, smaller in diameter than the first, to place your figurines on, if needed
  • A Christmas figurine
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Glitter or confetti stars
  • Snow spray
  • Jute twine

 

Instructions:


   Start by cleaning your small glass jar and metal lid thoroughly.

 

    Then, depending on the size of your figurine, you can:

  •  Glue the figurine on the inside of the metal lid
  •  Or glue the figurine on the back of a separate, smaller gold-tone lid, and glue that small metal lid to the bigger metal lid of the jar. This will raise the figurines up higher in the jar.

You can use extra-strong glue or double-sided tape.

 

 

   Spray the inside of your glass jars and your figurines with artificial snow using snow spray.

 

 

 

   Add glitter and/or star confetti to your glass jar.


 

   Screw your metal lid on the small pot, then you can add decorative touches, for example jute twine with a tag saying Merry Christmas! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The small glass jars and metal lids recommended for this project:

 

 

 

Clear flint glass food jar, 212ml

 


clear flint glass food jar

 

clear flint glass food jar


 

Clear flint glass food jar, Round, 385ml

 

clear flint glass food jar

> This clear flint glass food jar appears on the photo above

 

clear flint glass food jar

 

 

Clear flint glass food jar, 212ml

 

clear flint glass food jar

> This clear flint glass food jar appears on the photo above


 

 

 

 

clear flint glass food jar

 

 

 

We recommended using lids with its matching jar
to make sure your snow globe doesn’t leak.
Here are associated lids :


 

Metal twist-off lid, gold exterior:

twist off lid

 

 

twist off lid

 

 

 

 

Metal twist-off lid, white exterior:

twist off lid white

 

 

twist off lid

 

 

 

We recommended using lids with its matching jar
to make sure your snow globe doesn’t leak.
Here are associated lids :


 

Metal twist-off lid, gold exterior:

 

twist off lid gold

 

twist off lid

> This twist-off lid appears on the photo below

 


 

Metal twist-off lid, white exterior:

twist off lid white

 

twist off lid

 

 

 

We recommended using lids with its matching jar
to make sure your snow globe doesn’t leak.
Here are associated lids :


 

Metal twist-off lid, gold exterior:

 

twist off lid gold

 

 

twist off lid

 

 

 

Metal twist-off lid, white exterior:

twist off lid white

 

 

twist off lid

> This twist-off lid appears on the photo below

 

 

 

Find out about the complete range of glass jars :

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