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

    1. Glitter and paint…the ingredients of a true crafter :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great idea!

  3. Julie says:

    I use skewers almost on a weekly basis from unclogging a drain to stirring paint. I thought I was the only one!!! These are so cute, and personable. Great job, and thank you so much for linking them up :) Remember we are open almost all month…XO ~ Julie

  4. I could see using those tiny little people that I have for my winter House scenery also….great idea:-)

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      they would look so cute!!!

  5. Erin Branscom says:

    These look so fun! :)

  6. miznelliebellie says:

    I was wishing I had some long tweezers…that would have worked brilliantly!!

  7. shannon says:

    Very cute and I love how you personalized it with the initial.

  8. Jess @ Spool and Spoon says:

    OH MY GOODNESS. This is precious!! the snow effect snow makes it look as though there is actual water in it. Definitely making these… just need to find trees tiny enough :)

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thank you!!
      The tiny trees I found at Michaels in the Christmas department. Most craft stores carry them. Good luck!! Happy Sunday!

  9. Kristen says:

    aww this is such a cute ornament! Kristen- [ come link up for Handmade Tuesdays]

  10. miznelliebellie says:

    Thanks Aimee!

  11. Angie Nelson says:

    What a great project! I think even I could handle this one. :)

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Absolutely!! Easy!
      Thanks for stopping…have a great weekend!

  12. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What a wonderful ornament! I love how you personalized it. Stopping from #SITSSHAREFEST

  13. Bliss says:

    Nice photos Little Missy, particularly the one with your hand and the last one.


    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thanks Shauna!

  14. keri @ shaken together says:

    Super cute! Totally made a list for these supplies :)

  15. Emma Briggs says:

    Wow love this customized snowglobe ornament of yours;I might try this one for preparation on this coming holidays.

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thank you! I am sure you will love it!

  16. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline says:

    so cute!

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thanks Jessica!

  17. cassie says:

    so cute! where did you find the trees? and what is glitter?

  18. These are super cute. I love the little tiny trees!!!! :)

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thank you! Aren’t those just too precious!

    1. miznelliebellie says:

      Thank you!

  19. Gee says:

    Ok. Now this is way too cute! Will have to make a bunch of these.. what cute gifts or gift decorations they will make.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Gee

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