Waterless Snow Globes {tutorial}


A fun twist to a traditional winter craft.  Learn how to make waterless snow globes.

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I’ve been meaning to make these for the last few years!  It’s such an easy craft and the possibilities are endless!

How to make Waterless Snow Globes

What you need:

*you can find all of these supplies at a local craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby, or Amazon (click the links to find them on Amazon)

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1.  Remove lids and spray paint.  I used the Krylon Glitter Blast in silver, but white would work just as well.

*optional step (not shown) – I sprayed tress and snowmen with spray adhesive then sprinkled with glitter

2.  Hot glue your trees and snowmen to the lids (I also glued the canning lids together)

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3.  Fill jars with just a little snow.

4.  Screw lids back on.

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Turn them over and Let It Snow!

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They’d make a great center piece or look cute in a window!

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These are just too fun and easy to make – after waiting for my lids to dry, I made all 4 of these in under a half hour.  It’s a great holiday craft to do with the kids!

Have fun!

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119 Responses to “Waterless Snow Globes {tutorial}”

  1. sweetsugarbelle posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:41 am (#)

    My kids would love this!!!

    • LisaMD5 replied on December 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      The kids will LOVE this too! Real neat site I found!
      You can use a photo from your own home and insert one of their Santa’s and presto PROOF! Which is necessary this year (4 & 9 year old )… I’d like to see how he (my 9) will answer with the picture I made!

  2. Cookbook Queen posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:55 am (#)

    ADORABLE!!! Love how easy these are. Totally doing a set to decorate with :)

  3. Lucy Lean posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:58 am (#)

    love this – I’m making christmas cake snow globes in round Weck jars – will save a couple of jars for this as a crafting project with the kids…

  4. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:02 am (#)

    they look so pretty sitting on the window ledge.

  5. sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:08 am (#)

    those are so cute, and I have more jars than I know what to do with!

  6. Maria posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:25 am (#)

    These are so pretty!

  7. Marcia posted on December 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm (#)

    Way cute! Definitely going to try this!

  8. shelly (cookies and cups) posted on December 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm (#)

    Very cute idea! My kids would love these :)

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet posted on December 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm (#)

    absolutely love this idea!

  10. HeatherChristo posted on December 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm (#)

    This is just SO CUUUUUTE!! My kids would be thrilled if I got this craft together. Thanks Cheryl!

  11. Holly posted on December 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm (#)

    Oh, I just love this idea! And they are super cute!

  12. aida mollenkamp posted on December 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm (#)

    adorable, cheryl! i think my niece and nephew would love making these…

  13. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm (#)

    So adorable! I think I may just have to make these with my students – LOVE THEM!

  14. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm (#)

    Awwww. So cute!

    I used to collect snow globes when I was a kid.

  15. Monica posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm (#)

    These are soooo adorable!

  16. Marina {} posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm (#)

    Cheryl, these are the most perfect DIY snow globes I have ever seen. And I used to teach kids’ art classes where we made them. I was planning on making snow globes (with water) tomorrow but now maybe I’ll leave the water out. Thanks for the idea!

  17. Lauren posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:44 am (#)

    These are the cutest things EVER!! LOVE!

  18. marla posted on December 8, 2011 at 7:56 am (#)

    This is one of the most creative crafts I have ever seen. And to think they celebrate my favorite time of year…LOVE :)

  19. Lisa [With Style and Grace] posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm (#)

    nice work, very impressed!

  20. Jeanette posted on December 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm (#)

    What a cute idea – can I bring my kids over to your house?

  21. Jo Green posted on December 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm (#)

    Very cute! I was looking for a fun craft idea. I think this fits the bill! Thanks for sharing!

  22. bridget {bake at 350} posted on December 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm (#)

    These are too darling, Cheryl! I’m not very crafty, but I think maybe I could do these!

  23. Paula posted on December 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness but these are too cute! I love them. The possibilities for the Christmas themed characters inside are endless. I hope I have a chance to make some this year!

  24. nest of posies posted on December 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm (#)

    squealing over here! you went & got crafty on us!!! you go cheryl!!!


  25. Molly Jo posted on December 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm (#)

    I absolutely love this idea! I’ve been looking for homemade gift ideas. This is just another great one to add to my list. Thank you!

  26. Georgia Pellegrini posted on December 9, 2011 at 11:45 am (#)

    I love finding new uses for jars. I turned some of mine into silver-painted vases earlier this year. Going to have to try this one next!

  27. Loretta posted on December 11, 2011 at 12:38 am (#)

    I have been looking for the perfect guide to make these. I have plenty of supplies to get started and can hardly wait to do so. Thanks for all the fantastic information and tips…

  28. Christa posted on December 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm (#)

    Love this! Thinking of making it into a Christmas table centerpiece or maybe even personalized ornaments, if I can find small (light) enough jars!

    Christa from

  29. Janet posted on December 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm (#)

    I should have skipped the snow globe cookies – this looks like so much more fun and takes no time at all! Wow! You are the smarter one – this confirms it!

  30. Linda @ it all started with paint posted on December 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm (#)

    Okay, I “stumbled on” you and now I finally know what to do with those dollar store trees I grabbed last month! Great idea!

  31. Gretta posted on December 14, 2011 at 2:52 am (#)

    These are pefect stocking stuffers if you get a small enough jar. The kids love them because they are whimsical and delicate, and parents love them because if they break at least there’s not a wet sticky mess to clean up. I love that you glitter-fied the tops/bottoms too, I hadn’t thought of that but it adds a sweet little holiday cheer!

  32. BAKECA PESCARA posted on December 14, 2011 at 6:29 am (#)

    Beautiful well
    Thank you!

  33. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale posted on December 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm (#)

    absolutely adorable, Cheryl.

    Love these.

  34. Paula posted on December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm (#)

    I love this idea!!

  35. krista @ mk inspired posted on December 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm (#)

    Caught my eye @ 30 Days! I love that they are waterless!!! Love, love, love these!!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Krista @ mk inspired

  36. mindie posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm (#)

    These are amazing. Your blog is wonderful. I have always loved snow globes. I would love for you to link up at the weekly bacon Time linky fri-monday. Happy holidays.

  37. Shannon posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm (#)

    This is so cute! Great idea I will have to try this!

  38. Ruth posted on December 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm (#)

    These are great. I made some myself today. Haven’t had a chance to take a picture and post them yet. I have posted all my other holiday decor. Hope you can stop by.

  39. Anjelica posted on December 18, 2011 at 12:15 am (#)

    Thank you sooo much for this idea!! I found an idea for a globe with water, but my glue wasn’t holding when it came in contact with the water. Also my lid kept leaking. :(
    So instead I did the fake snow. Never woulda thought of it. It’s not exactly what I wanted, but I think it looks great!!

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