Day 3 of the 12 Crafts of Christmas series features this fun diy Christmas Snow Globe.
There is something magical about snow globes. You admire them as a child and appreciate them as an adult. They look great in any home and are a traditional Christmas staple.
The one you are making today does not contain water, although you could easily add it if you want. The snow doesn’t swirl around as much as if there was water in it. But it’s still fun to shake and looks pretty on display.
You can also read the Christmas Pallet Sign tutorial for Day 2 if you missed it.
Christmas Snow Globe Supplies
1 Large Jar with Lid (I used an empty pickle jar)
Package of Styrofoam Snow
Bottle Brush Mini Christmas Trees (make sure they are short enough to fit in your jar)
Set of Mini Figures
Ribbon if desired
Step 1: Remove the Label
The label on your pickle jar needs to come off. If yours puts up a fight coming off, soak the jar in hot soapy water. This should help loosen the label. After you’ve peeled or scraped the label off, there may be glue residue left on. Wipe some lemon oil or citrus oil on the sticky spots. Let it sit for a bit then wipe off with a damp cloth. The lemon oil should have cleared the sticky residue right off! Or use an adhesive remover like goo-gone. The lemon oil smells better and works great.
Step 2: Decorate the Lid
Take the lid off your jar and flip it upside down. You will be decorating the lid. Make sure that any pieces you want inside your jar don’t stick outside of the lid parameter. Actually, if you look closely inside your lid, you should see a faint ring near the outside edge. This is the line from where the jar touches when you screw it on. Don’t go past that ring, or else you won’t be able to fit the lid back on. #learnfrommymistake
Step 3: Glue On The Pieces
After you have figured out how you want your Christmas snow globe scene to look, its time to glue them on. Take your time and glue each piece on one by one. After gluing on a piece, fit the lid on the jar to make sure that nothing interferes with the jar seal. Then you can glue on the next piece. Make sure the remove any hot glue strings too.
Step 4: Add Snow
Set your lid aside because you’re now focusing on the jar itself. You will be putting the snow inside the jar. Add enough to cover the bottom of the jar. Depending on the size of your jar you could add a lot of snow, or keep it a minimal layer. It’s your snow globe so go for the look that makes you happiest.
Step 5: Put Your Lid On
Keep your jar upright. You don’t want to have snow falling all over your floors. The styrofoam clings to EVERYTHING. Screw your decorated lid onto the jar. Then you can flip it over and inspect your Christmas snow globe. Initially, there was too much snow in mine, the carollers were buried underneath the snowbank. If this happens, flip your jar back upright, open up your jar and shake some of the snow out into a container.
Step 6: Seal It Up
When you’re happy with how your snow globe turned out then you can seal it.
Note: If you want to add water, now is the time to do it. Flip your jar upright, add your water to fill 3/4 of the jar, put your lid back on and make sure it’s tight. Don’t fill it to the top because the lid decorations will raise the water level once it’s all put together.
Add a thin line of hot glue between the lid and the jar all the way around your jar. You want it to squeeze into the lid gap as much as possible to get a good seal and to keep the outside looking clean.
Optional Step 7: Add Ribbon
You can decorate the outside of your jar once it’s all sealed. Glue a ribbon around the base of your snow globe, aka the lid. You can also paint the lid or add decorative touches to the to of your snow globe, aka the bottom of the jar. Now you can admire your crafty diy Christmas Snow Globe.
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