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How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 21, 2017
How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe

A snow globe is certainly one of the most typical Christmas decorations, an object that both children and adults love to admire. So if we want a Christmas decoration with style this item must not be overlooked. But why spend money on an expensive product when you can easily make a homemade snow globe yourself in a few easy steps. You do not know where to start? Keep reading because at we explain step by step how to make a homemade snow globe, the perfect craft to enjoy with the kids this Christmas.

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Steps to follow:


To make this homemade Christmas snow-globe you need the following materials:

  • Glass jar with screw lid.
  • Water.
  • White glitter or glitter in the colour of your choice.
  • Glycerin, you can buy this in any pharmacy.
  • Hot silicone and a hot glue gun to manipulate it.
  • The decorative elements you want to put in the snow-globe: a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, a snowman, etc.

Note that the objects you put in your snow globe should be plastic or ceramic, otherwise the water may end up damaging them.


The first step to make a homemade snow globe is to wash the glass jar. In the event that this has a label it will be important to scratch it off completely, something you can easily do by immersing the bottle in hot water for several minutes.

Thoroughly dry the container and cover and get ready to start working. Start by choosing the décor that will go in the snow-globe. You can opt for something fun if it is for a child, or choose the classic Christmas characters like Santa Claus, a reindeer, a snowman, a Christmas tree, a snow-covered house or any decoration you like as your imagination is the only limit!


Once you are clear on how you will decorate your homemade snow globe it is time to paste the objects that you will use. Attach them to the glass jar lid using hot silicone, a material that will allow you to stick it perfectly and remain unaffected by the water. Before glueing the objects, you should first try seeing up the scene on the lid. Paste it only when you are satisfied with the distribution of the objects.

It goes without saying that the décor you choose should fit perfectly onto the lid and also in the bottle, do not choose any decorative object that is too wide or long or you will not get the desired final effect. When you have everything measured up then proceed to glue using the glue gun and then leave to dry for at least 1 hour to make sure everything is well stuck.

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe - Step 3

Now fill the glass jar with glycerin and water in equal measures, first placing the glycerin and then the water. The liquid should fill right to the top. Then, to decorate your snow globe, add the amount of glitter you want.

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe - Step 4

Once you have filled the bottle and made sure the silicone is dry and the figures perfectly glued to the lid, you just have to put the figure in the jar and close the lid securely. It is normal to spill some liquid, do not worry about it.

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe - Step 5

Now you turn your homemade snow globe and enjoy watching the glitter falling like snow, the beautiful feature of this great Christmas ornament. If you want to get an effect that is even better do not hesitate to wrap the lid with a Christmas ribbon to give a finishing touch to this homemade snow globe. A simple, quick and very beautiful idea.

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe - Step 6

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