Recycled Jar Snow Globes

Malia Karlinsky
by Malia Karlinsky
7 Materials
Start saving those spaghetti sauce, salsa and small spice jars, they make perfect snow globes for winter and Christmas.
I've always loved snow globes and it's so easy to make your own out of things you probably have at home.
Here are the basic supplies: Jars, white spray paint, faux snow (the spray on kind) and vinyl. If you don't have any vinyl handy, you could also use contact paper.

You'll also need some oval templates and scissors as well as Mod Podge and glitter, Finally have some mini figures and/or trees on hand as well as glue dots and faux snow (not the spray kind).
Step 1: Make sure your jars are free of all labels, clean and dry.
Step 2: Trace oval shapes on the backside of the vinyl or contact paper and cut out. Place vinyl on jars.
Step 3: Spray paint the jars and lids white.
Step 4: Next add a coat of faux snow.
Step 5: Apply a coat of Mod Podge on the lids and sprinkle with white glitter.
Step 6: Remove the vinyl and fill jars with little figures, trees and faux snow.
The possibilities are endless!
Malia Karlinsky
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  • Patty Brooks Patty Brooks on Dec 09, 2019

    Love these snow globes! Could you add "snow" to the inside to make it truly a snow globe?!

  • Joyce Joyce on Dec 09, 2019

    So these are not the real snow globes as I remember as a child. Those you would have liquid in and could shake the fake snow/glitter and it would look real. I know you can make by sealing the lids on, does anyone have instructions for those. They were a part of my childhood an would love to make one again! These are very pretty though.

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  • Liz Liz on Dec 04, 2021

    I am going to try with empty pill containers. Great way to use them.

  • Deborah Frakes Deborah Frakes on Dec 05, 2021

    Have jars and large Christmas ornaments with her kids I had planned to do scenes etc in.

    I love the way you painted outside of jars. Have paint and fake snow and spray snow

    Definently gonna try this💖💖