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How to Make a Snow Globe


It’s Christmas time and what better way to keep the family entertained than with a bit of festive arts and crafts? One of the most popular from our DIY Christmas decorations infographic, snow globes are simple enough for children to make yet offer countless possibilities limited only by your imagination. Our guide below will teach you how to make a snow globe for Christmas, but once you have the basic idea you can come up with any design you like!

Things you’ll need

  • Jam jar
  • Small plastic decoration
  • Water and/or glycerin
  • Glitter/fake snow
  • Glue


  1. Take your plastic decoration (making sure it’s small enough to fit in the jar) and glue it to the inside of the lid. Use a strong glue like super glue or a hot glue gun. We’ve gone for a miniature Christmas tree in our snowglobe, but a Santa Claus or angel would work just as well. You could even try crafting your own winter landscape!
  2. Clean the jar and fill it with water. You can also use glycerin, or a mixture of glycerin and water, which will keep the snow suspended for longer.
  3. Add your glitter or fake snow to the jar. You won’t need too much – a light sprinkling will still create a dazzling effect when shaken up.
  4. Screw the lid back on the jar. If you’re worried about it coming off – particularly around small children – you can glue the lid in place.

And there you have your very own festive snow globe to shake away to your heart’s content. Be sure to check our other homemade decoration ideas and have a wonderful Christmas!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

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