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.

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  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B002Z1WFVE” locale=”US”]
    • clear ornaments


  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B000XZY0OY” locale=”US”]snowflakes[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B075FRDYZR” locale=”US”]trees[/easyazon_link]
  • glitter
  • hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Optional: Snow effect spray

To Do:

  1.  Take the top off your ornament.
  2. Put a bit of hot glue on the bottom of a 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.
  3. Put in your glitter and snow, as much as you want.
  4.  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.






You just need a dab of the hot glue, but like I said earlier, move FAST! You go to slow and you’ll have to start all over, or your trees are going to be in random places in your snow glob and look really odd.



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!


I used a make-shift funnel to make getting the glitter into the globe an easier process. No reason to work harder when you can work smarter!




That’s what it looks like when the snow effect spray is wet. pretty cool!

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.


You can also tie a bit of tulle around the top, add a bead or bedazzle to the bow and…la tee dah  you have an extra amazing diy snow globe ornament!


This DIY 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 diy snow globe ornaments!

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30 thoughts on “How to make a snowglobe ornament”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Kathy McMaster Wolfenberger Ca

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

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

  5. Jess @ Spool and Spoon

    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 :)

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

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

  8. 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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