DIY Holiday Snow Globes

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DIY Snow Globes - all four snow globes feature

Make your own DIY Holiday Snow Globes to display a favorite ornament or create a magical Christmas scenes.

You can use anything you have on hand to fill your snow globe from a mini toy train to ornaments you already own.

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 already had. Pretty much everything else came from Dollar Tree.

So grab your hot glue gun, a bag of faux snow and check out how to make these four DIY Holiday Snow Globes!

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.

Use Loctite Super Glue Gel Control or another super glue that bonds to glass to glue a Dollar Tree Tapered Candle holder to the bottom of a round bowl. Fill with snow and place an ornament inside.

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

2. Large Snow Globe using a Charger Plate and Clear Plastic Bowl

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

To make this snow globe you’ll need a Dollar Tree charger plate and clear plastic bowl, ornaments, floral pick for the top, snow, battery-operated fairy lights (optional), 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. Hot glue a floral pick to the top and add ribbon or decorative rope around the edge to finish (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.
 Large DIY snow globe finished and lit up with fairy lights.
Finished Snow Globe.

3. Ornament Ball Snow Globe

Clear ornament ball snow globe supplies
What you’ll need to make a Snow Globe using a Clear Plastic Ornament Ball.

Cut the top off of a large, clear plastic ornament ball. Mine was a very thin plastic so I was able to use scissors. If you have thicker plastic, use a dremel to cut.

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. To finish hot glue around the edge of the ball and flip the wood slice upside down to glue.

DIY Snow Globes - Finished ornament ball snow globe.
Finished Ornament Ball Snow Globe.

4. Snow Globe for Miniatures

I found these mini round bowls and miniature bottle brush trees at the Dollar tree to make this adorable, rustic snow globe.

Mini snow globe supplies
What you’ll need to make a Snow Globe for Minatures.

Cut the base off of miniture 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 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.

Add hot glue to the edge of the mini bowl and flip the wood slice upside down to glue.
Put a little snow in the mini bowl then add hot glue to the rim of the bowl. Flip the wood slice upside down to glue.
DIY Snow Globes - Finished snow globe for miniatures.
Finished Snow Globe with miniature bottle brush trees.
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