How to Make DIY Holiday Snow Globes in 3 Easy Steps

15 Materials
20 Minutes

Today, I'm going to show you how to make your own DIY holiday snow globes. This is such a cute way to display a favorite ornament or create a magical snow scene. Let's get started!

Supplies needed to make snow globes

Tools and materials:

I had this cute snowman in my collection and thought it would be perfect for my snow globe.

To make this cute snow globe, you'll need a large clear, plastic ornament ball, faux snow, and a 3.5 to 4-inch wood slice.

Cutting a hole in the plastic ornament

1. Cut a hole in the plastic ornament

Start by using pointed scissors to make a hole at the top of the ornament ball. Cut a round circle out as shown above. Cut the hole small at first; you can always go back and make it larger if needed.

You want the hole to be just large enough to fit over your ornament.

Note: If your ornament ball is very hard plastic, you may need to use a Dremel to cut through it.

Gluing the base and adding faux snow

2. Make the base & add snow

Next, fill the ball with faux snow and hot glue your ornament to the center of the wood slice.

Gluing the plastic ornament to the base

3. Assemble the snow globe

Add hot glue to the rim of the ornament ball to put it all together. Do this upside down so the snow doesn't spill out.

DIY holiday snow globe

How to make holiday snow globes

That's it! I love these little snow globes, they're the perfect size to add to a tiered tray and make great gifts to family and friends.

Make this cute snow globe to display a favorite ornament or pick up a new or vintage one for this easy DIY!

This is one of four DIY snow globes that you can make with just a few supplies. To see the other ideas, click here to hop on over to my blog!

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Suggested materials:
  • Large plastic ornament ball   (Dollar Tree)
  • Faux Snow   (Walmart)
  • Faux Snow   (Walmart)
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