DIY Holiday Snow Globes

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Square feature image showing three different snow globes and one in process.

Make your own DIY Holiday Snow Globes and display a favorite ornament or create a magical snow scene.

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You can use anything you have on hand to fill your snow globe and you may even have a few items on hand. I’m a stickler for proportion so it took me a little time to find all of the ornaments and miniatures I needed.

I found the camper ornament, wood pile miniature, and fairy lights at Walmart. The elf on the horse and snowman are ornaments I had in storage. Pretty much everything else came from Dollar Tree.

So grab your hot glue gun and a bag of faux snow, then check out these four easy Holiday Snow Globe DIYs!

1. Pedestal Bowl Snow Globe

I love this snow globe. It looks expensive and sophisticated and only takes a few minutes to make with dollar store supplies!

Glass candle snow globe supplies
Supplies you’ll need to make a Pedestal Bowl Snow Globe.

Glue a Dollar Tree glass tapered candle holder to the bottom of a 5-6 inch glass bubble bowl. You can use super glue that bonds to glass but I recommend an epoxy like Gorilla 2-Part Epoxy for the strongest hold.

Fill with faux snow and place an ornament inside.

DIY Snow Globes - Finished pedestal snow globe.
Finished Pedestal Bowl Snow Globe.

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2. Charger Plate Snow Globe

This larger snow globe is a great way to show off a miniature snow scene.

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To make one, you’ll need a Dollar Tree charger plate and a large clear plastic bowl, ornaments or miniatures, a floral pick for the top, faux snow, battery-operated fairy lights, and a hot glue gun.

Large snow globe supplies
Supplies you’ll need to make a Snow Globe using a Charger Plate and Clear Plastic bowl.

Hot glue your ornaments, bottle brush trees, and miniatures to the charger plate where you want them.

Hot glue ornaments to charger plate as the base for the large DIY snow globe.
Hot glue your ornaments and miniatures to the charger plate.

Place the fairy lights inside your bowl first then add snow to the bowl. Next, flip the charger plate upside down. Add hot glue to the edge of the bowl to glue to the charger plate. For added decorations, hot glue a floral pick to the top and add ribbon or decorative rope around the edge (optional).

Place the fairy lights inside the clear plastic bowl then add faux snow. Flip the charger plate upside down. Add hot glue to the rim or the plastic bowl and position the charger plate in the center to glue.
Place the fairy lights inside the clear plastic bowl then add faux snow. Flip the charger plate upside down. Add hot glue to the rim or the plastic bowl and position the charger plate in the center to glue.
Photo of a finished snow globe scene made from a large plastic bowl and red charger plate. Features a mini camper, fairy lights, bottle brush trees a snowman and wood pile.
Finished Charger Plate Snow Globe

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3. Ornament Ball Snow Globe

Clear ornament ball snow globe supplies
Supplies you’ll need to make a plastic ornament ball snow globe.

Cut the top off of a large, 5-inch clear plastic ornament ball. Mine was a very thin plastic so I was able to use scissors. If you have thicker plastic, you may need to use a Dremel to cut it.

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Cut top off clear plastic ornament ball to make opening large enough to fit your ornament for this snow globe.
Cut the top off of a large, clear plastic ornament ball, large enough to fit your ornament(s).

Hot glue your ornament to the center of a 3.5 to 4″ Wood slice first then fill the clear ornament ball with snow.

Photo of snowman ornament hot glued to a wood slice to make a DIY Snow Globe
Hot glue ornament to wood slice and fill ornament ball with faux snow.

Work with the ball upside down and add hot glue to the open edges to glue the wood slice in place.

Photo showing a DIY Snow Globe being put together by hot gluing and ornament ball to a wood slice working upside down.
Hot glue ornament ball to wood slice.
DIY Snow Globes - Finished ornament ball snow globe.
Finished Ornament Ball Snow Globe.

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4. Mini Bowl Snow Globe

I found these mini round bowls from Dollar Tree and added a small forest of miniature bottle brush trees to make this adorable, rustic snow globe.

Mini snow globe supplies
Supplies you’ll need to make a mini bowl snow globe.

To make one, cut the base off of miniature bottle trees.

Cut base off of mini brush trees for the miniature snow globe.
Cut the base off of miniature brush trees.

Next hot glue the miniature trees to a 3.5 to 4″ Wood slice where you want them and add snow to your mini bowl. Add hot glue to the edge of the mini bowl, then flip the wood slice upside down to glue it in place.

Add hot glue to the edge of the mini bowl and flip the wood slice upside down to glue.
Add snow to the mini bowl and hot glue to the rim.
DIY Snow Globes - Finished snow globe for miniatures.
Finished Mini Bowl Snow Globe
DIY Holiday Snow Globes - Pinterest Pin to share. Features 4 Snow Globe images.
If you love this holiday craft, Pin-it to your Pinterest craft boards come back to later!

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