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DIY Christmas Snow Globes You’ll Love to Make

Snow globes are magical and made me instantly think of winter! Create DIY Christmas snow globes for yourself as decor or as a personalized gift.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a video of a bonus snow globe project! Plus a few other Christmas goodies – you’re going to love it. I promise!

12 festive DIY snow globe projects

I LOVE Christmas snow globes. In fact, I used to have a huge collection of snow globes from around the world. In my various moves, the snow globes had to go bye bye, but it doesn’t matter . . . I’m still obsessed with them.

I’ve noticed from browsing craft ideas each year that more and more people are making them, and I love it. I think everyone should have a DIY snow globe – and I need to start with me! I collected 12 ideas because I’m definitely going to be making one this year.

Unique Snow Globes

These are all slightly different and will give you some great inspiration. If you are wondering how to make a snow globe, scroll down and pick an idea that is right for you!

Plastic Cup Snow Globes

Plastic cup snow globes for kids

This is a great way for kids to make snow globes (and it’s inexpensive) – plastic cups!

Learn more at Artsy Mama

Wine Glass Snow Globes

Plastic wine glass snow globes

This tutorial is brilliant – it uses plastic wine glasses for the outer part of the snowglobe.

Find out how they were done at My So Called Crafty Life

Oh, and because I think this idea is so cool, here’s another wine glass snow globe from Family Chic:

Glass stemware snow globe

Gold Dust Shaker Ornaments

You can use mineral oil and gold dust to make a sparkly winter storm inside a jar – then hang it as an ornament.

See how it was done at Rust & Sunshine

DIY Glitter Globe

DIY Glitter Globe

If you love glitter, this is a great way to use some of your favorite colors.

Find out how to make it at Camille Styles

Melted Snowman Jar

Melted Snowman Snow Globe Jar

Rather than put your snow scene in a standard glass jar, put it in some decorated shadow boxes.

Find out more about the project at Fireflies and Mudpies

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Necklace

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Necklace

Want to take a snow globe with you wherever you go? This one is small enough to wear around your neck.

See how it was made at Flamingo Toes

Light Bulb Snow Globe

Light Bulb Snow Globe

I love snow globes made with unusual supplies – this one uses a light bulb.

Get the instructions at Magical Daydream

DIY Photo Snow Globe

Easy homemade photo snowglobe

Use your favorite photos as the centerpiece of these snow globes, along with glitter.

Learn how to make them at Our Best Bites

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

Make a mini snowglobe with a tree – that you can hang on your larger tree!

Find the step-by-step at No Biggie

Kids Art Snow Globe

Kids Art Snow Globe

Use painted children’s fingerprints to create the winter characters in this snow globe.

Get the instructions at Plaid

Salt Shaker Snow Globe

Salt Shaker Snow Globe

If you like the idea of little and cute, you’re going to love this bottle brush tree inside of a salt shaker – with a little glitter, of course.

Photo by Flickr user michellelovesjunque

Waterless Snow Globes

Waterless Snow Globes

If you don’t want to mess with the water portion of the Christmas snow globes, this a great tutorial.

Get the how-to at TidyMom

Are you ready to get your bonus tutorial? Learn how to make a cute Christmas snowglobe – as well as a few other things! It’s a quick video; just press PLAY on the video in this post!

And once you’ve mastered snowglobes, I’d love for you to check out these other holiday decorating ideas:

The garlic and rosemary make this roasted butternut squash recipe! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or even a side for a holiday.
Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
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Ugly Sweater Christmas Tree Theme for a Unique Holiday