Christmas Snow Globe Without Water

Single Girl's DIY
by Single Girl's DIY
10 Materials
30 Minutes

Have you ever wondered how to make a snow globe without water? It can be done! All you need are materials that behave just like they would in water. And the white foam beads in this recycled craft work just like snowflakes in a water globe.


  • Free Christmas Trees Template
  • Empty, clean Nutella jar with label removed (or another jar)
  • Green cardstock, 8 ½ x 11
  • Red and white polka dot cardstock
  • Red and green yarn pom pom
  • White pom poms, size medium
  • Snowflake confetti
  • Red and gold sequins
  • Red, green, and white pom poms, size small
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors
  • White foam beads

Cut Out the Tree

Cut out the Christmas Trees Templates. Trace the templates onto the green cardstock. Cut out the trees. 

Add Slits to the Tree Template

Place the Christmas Trees templates back on the green trees. Cut on the lines in the middle of the trees,and then fold along the line on the trunk of the trees. 

Put the Tree Together

Slide the trees together, with the tree with the line cut from the bottom fitting on top of the tree with the line cut from the top. Straighten the trees until they are perpendicular to each other. 

Decorate the Lid

Place the Nutella jar lid on the red and white polka dotted cardstock and trace around the lid. Cut out the circle. Hot glue it to the top of the lid. 

Glue the Lid Together

Hot glue the tree to the inside of the jar lid, then hot glue the medium sized white pom poms around the base of the tree. 

Hot glue the small red, green, and white pom poms along with the red and gold sequins to the tree, until all sides of the tree are decorated. 

Add Snow

Pour the snowflake confetti and white foam beads into the empty jar.

Screw the lid with the tree attached onto the jar. 

Add a Topper

Hot glue the red and green yarn pom pom to the bottom of the jar (which is now the top - without the lid).

Shake whenever you want to see a winter wonderland snow globe!

If your foam beads do not stick to the inside of the jar, rub around the inside of the jar moving in the same direction all the way around the jar to create static electricity. 

More Fun Christmas Crafts

Don't forget to visit my blog post and get your free Christmas tree template (link in Supplies list above).

Like upcycled Christmas crafts? Check out how to turn toilet paper rolls into snowman Christmas crackers.

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  • Char Char on Dec 03, 2021

    Do you think this would work with a glass jar? Or would there be no static to make this work? Very cute idea!

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  • Lynne Lynne on Nov 28, 2020

    this is such an awesome project!! i love snow globes, and thanks for the idea.

  • Countess Countess on Nov 21, 2022

    Super Fun Idea! Thank you SO much!💘

    I absolutely LOVE snow globes! My late husband used to buy them for me almost every year around the Holidays.🎄 Unfortunately, my son and I lost our home, and during moving, many of our favorites were broken or lost. However, this could be a Fun Activity for us, to both honor his Dad's memory and just enjoy the Holiday season Together.❤️