I have to admit it, making waterless snow globes is really fun and totally addictive and super fun for Christmas crafts!!! It’s an easy craft to do for both kids and grown ups a like, and they are really fun to decorate for Christmas with year after year. Even shopping for the miniature supplies at the craft stores is fun. If you want to make your won, grab your washed jars with lids headed for the recycling bin (with labels removed) and check out this tutorial with instructions of how to make snow globes without water below.
To make these DIY snow globes, you’ll need:
Recycled glass jars with lids or plastic jars for the kiddos or mason jars
White craft glue or any non-toxic clear glue
Hot glue gun
Miniature figurines like reindeer, snowmen, dollhouse items, mini bottle brush trees, or model train/ snow village decorations
Little pine cones or other items
I found a lot of what I needed at the Dollar Tree store and Micheal’s, but any craft store has many of these items.
First add white craft glue to the cap of the jar, keeping it slightly away from the edge where the jar will screw back on.
Set the miniature little embellishments like these cute bottlebrush trees in the wet glue, and arrange them in a sweet scene. Make sure what ever you are going to put in your homemade snow globes that it isn’t too tall or wide to fit in the jar when its screwed back on. Mason jar snow globes are nice to make because they are uniform size and the mason jar lids are nice and wide to create a little vignette in.
You want to use a slow drying glue for this step so you have time to play with placement. With hot glue, once it’s stuck, it’s stuck.
I added a little snow on top and a pinch of glitter and let it dry for 24-48 hours so that moisture isn’t trapped inside of the jar once it’s sealed up. You can add more faux snow and sparkle once it’s dried completely if desired.
Once the inside is dry, add a bead or two of hot glue and quickly screw it on so it can’t be easily opened.
And now you have some cute diorama-style snow globes without water that are not only fun to make but are cute additions to your Christmas decor on your mantel or even cute keepsakes.
In the larger jar, I tried swirling a little glitter in it first and I like how it kind of dusted the inside of the jar with the static cling.
They are such an easy project and make such a great gift! And If you like this project, you will love how to make a glittery, glowing candle globe!
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