Create a snowy scene in an old jar for a cute Christmas snow globe ornament DIY project! Just 5 simple steps for this cute project!
I love making a new Christmas ornament craft each year and this year is no different! Last year I bought several inexpensive glass canisters and put fake snow in them and created my own “Christmas Village” of sorts from these Christmas scenes. I think they are so magical and my kids do too!
So, I got the bright idea to do the same thing, only with smaller glass jars and teeny little figurines. I grabbed some of my jelly jars from my stash and headed over to Hobby Lobby’s dollhouse section to see what I could find.
When I got home and started to make my craft, I realized that the patterned glass on the jelly jars was going to make it difficult to see what’s inside. I could have used regular mason jars, but then I realized that I had several burned candles from my favorite candle store just waiting for the perfect craft.
I cleaned those up using their tutorial and they worked out perfectly! I’m so glad I saved them and yay for being able to reuse the candle jars!
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Supplies You Will Need to Make a Mason Jar “Snow Globe” Ornament
- Mini Tractor and Truck
- Mini Reindeer
- Mini Winter Wreath
- Miniature Bottle Brush Trees
- Mason Jars (I used my old candle jars, but these would probably work well too.)
- Fake snow (or Epsom’s Salt in a pinch)
- Large nail
- Hot glue gun & hot glue
- Jute or string
- Ribbon, optional
How to Make Mason Jar “Snow Globe” Ornaments
Step 1. Choose your mason jars and Clean them up
I started out with some mini jelly jars, because I thought the smaller size would lend itself better to an ornament. But then I realized I needed a clear sided jar. And I had these leftover candle jars that were perfect. The large size is a 16 oz. jar and the small is a 8 oz. jar. I found these on Amazon that looked like they’d work well, too.
Step 2. Create a Hanger from the Top
Hammer a nail through the center of the lid and run a piece of jute or string through the top to make a hook.
Step 3. Add the Scene to the Jar
Choose your miniature pieces and hot glue them inside on the bottom of the mason jars.
I didn’t want my miniature pieces to move once I got the snow in place, to I glued them down. Since there will be a “blanket” of snow on the ground, you don’t want to sit everything flush to the jar.
I glued a small piece of cork to the underneath side of the truck in order to make it stand up out of snow a little bit. The same for the deer who was laying down.
I also cut the top of the miniature tree off and glued it into the bed of the truck.
Step 4. Create a Layer of “Snow”
Fill in the bottom quarter inch with “snow” and make it look like a winter wonderland!
I added some large glitter to the truck and tree ornament, which was cute. I found the glitter in Target’s dollar section.
Step 5. Close the Jar with the Lid and add a Bow
That’s it! Something super simple for your tree and it’s so stinkin’ cute!