How to make a snowglobe ornament

DIY snowglobe ornament: by NellieBellie

First,  if you are in my family and your name starts with a D or a C…go away. and pretend to be surprised. and do the proper amount of oohing and aahing.

Second,  this is a simple, quick little gift. it’s the perfect way to personalize a gift. or…to BE the gift. These DIY snow globe ornaments are adorable and sweet!

Third,  there is no third. I just believe you shouldn’t have a first or second without a third. it seems dumb. and I don’t do dumb. at least not on purpose.

the tutorial.

1. buy clear ornaments.
These are easy to find at any craft store and even a lot of Wally’s and Targey’s around Christmas.  If you don’t want to leave the house, you can also buy them online.


 2. buy snowflakes, mini trees (or whatever you want in your globes), and some glitter.  There’s no picture of the glitter…if you don’t know what glitter is, you are reading the wrong website!


 3. put a bit of hot glue on the bottom of your mini tree.  Plop it as straight as you can into the globe.

note: you gotta move fast on this part because otherwise your tree will stick where you don’t want it.




why on earth is there a skewer in the picture?? Because this is a great tool to scoot that tree where you want it BEFORE the glue dries.
MOVE FAST. speedmaster!

4. put in your glitter and snow, as much as you want.

tip: use a make-shift funnel to make it easer.



 5. For added jazz I put snow effect spray on the outside of the snow globe ornament. This is extra, ’cause it’s cool,  but you certainly don’t need it.  I used this kind.



(that’s what it looks like wet. pretty cool!)

 6. for added personalization you can add initials with letter stencils and multi-purpose paint.

tip: do a better job then me. i really stink at stencils. stink.


 7. tie a bit of tulle around the top, add a bead or bedazzle to the bow and…la tee dah  you have a snow globe ornament!


This snow globe ornament is a simple craft/diy that will make a huge difference in your Christmas decorating.  It is a fun ornament for a tree or just around the house!


More great ornaments:

Sharpie ornaments
teacup ornament
monogram ornament

And, of course, you don’t have to make these.  You can buy something like them on Amazon, too.  Not as awesome…but hey…some people don’t want to sit around making crazy cool snow globe ornaments!


  1. jenny says

    Clever idea and well written. I loved your comment about glitter! And cracks me up with the paint on your fingers. You are a true crafter. lol

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