DIY 03: Do you want to make a snow globe?


1 jar

Christmas decoration that can be submerged in water



Distilled water

Hot glue gun

Miscellaneous outer decorative stickers/fabric/ribbons/etc (optional)


1. Center your Christmas decoration on the inner side of the lid and mark the spot with a marker. You want to make sure that the jar will be able to go around it without problems.

2. Take your hot glue gun and coat the bottom of your decorative piece of choice. Set aside.

3. Pour distilled water into the jar, leaving a bit empty at the top.

4. Add a couple drops of glycerine. Keep in mind that more glycerine creates viscosity (resistance to flow); the glitter will swirl and fall slower with more glycerine. Too much glycerine and the glitter will clump.

5. Sprinkle some glitter. Seal the lid to the jar and voila! You now have a snow globe!

Great craft for kids and holiday lessons.


2 thoughts on “DIY 03: Do you want to make a snow globe?

  1. Hi there. I am a professional snow globe artist 🙂 … one thing you might add to your tutorial is to “lift” the figurine by gluing it first to something to raise it above the lip of the jar. This can be a plastic soda bottle cap, a small rock, or a glass bead. This will allow more of the figurine (in your case, the cute penguins) to be seen when the jar is resting. Otherwise, much of the cuteness can be hidden by the jar lid.
    Happy snow globes!

    • Hi Camryn, thank you so much for your feedback and advice! I’m by no means skilled in the art of creating anything really, so I’m glad to get all te pointers I can! My kids, I’m sure, will also be happy to assist in re-making more 😉 My thanks on their behalf as well.

      I’ve taken a look at some of your designs they’re each unique world of their own and delightfully surprising in choice of theme; my only experience with snow globes comes once a year during Christmas/Yule season. I’m sure you get this a lot but: Your raven is absolutely stunning. Equal parts mystery and alluring, especially the dark “cloud” that stirs up when shaken. Would it be forward for me to ask what the “dark matter” (for lack of a better descriptor) is?

      Many warm season’s greetings to you from Japan!

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