Farmhouse Friday: DIY Snow Globe Ornaments

December 15, 2017

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow

Every Christmas I somehow manage to come up with new versions of the classic Christmas snow globe. I've been known to fill gumball machines, salt and pepper shakers, cloches, and even glass lamps! And this year was no exception. I decided to fill some clear plastic ornaments in the old snow globe fashion. (Can't believe I've never done it before!) And boy, was I pleased with the result! Easy and inexpensive, so really anyone can do it. I promise. I'll show you how to do it using two different types of ornaments. So let's get started!

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clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow

Materials Ornament #1


red and white twine faux snow bottle brush trees light bulb ornament



faux snow (can be either little snow beads or epsom salts or faux whispy snow)

tweezers (Not shown)

1. After removing the top metal portion of the ornament, place a few glue dots on the bottom of your tree. 

2. Then, with the tweezers, carefully place the tree onto the bottom of the ornament. Hold it steady in place for a moment or two to be sure you have it secured well. 

3. Pour in whatever snow you've chosen to use.

4. Replace metal cap, tie some festive twine around the top, and hang!


clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow

Are these adorable, or what?


The next snow globe ornament was made using a much bigger clear ornament with a very different shape, as you'll see below.


clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer


Materials Ornament #2




Plastic teardrop-shaped ornament with removable paper bottom


tweezers (Not shown)


mini deer bottle brush tree DIY snow globe ornament fillers

1. Place your items (tree, deer, etc.) onto the round, paper bottom and set them in place in the middle of it as best you can. (This is to make sure they're out of the way of the plastic dome when it comes time to glue it all together.)

2. Once happy with the placement, add glue dots to each of the items and gently attach them to their spots on the paper bottom.

3. Now for the fun part: using a foam brush, add some Sparkle Mod Podge onto the paper surrounding your figurines and then sprinkle some extra fine glitter over that. 

4. Once you're happy with how the sparkly "snow" looks, let it dry.


mini glue dot 3/16 inch

5. Once it's dry, it's time to add some glue dots to the bottom rim of your plastic dome using tweezers. (I used 4 dots.) I know, they're really hard to see!

6. Gently ease the plastic ornament down over the winter scene you've created, and hold firmly for a few moments until you're satisfied you've achieved a secure seal onto the paper bottom.

7. Admire your handiwork and hang!


clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

You can also make some without glitter snow if you'd prefer. Here's one I made without it. 


clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow mini deer

I do think I like the ones with glitter snow the best, though. As for the "light bulb" ornaments, I also took some pictures of them at night hanging on my four foot tall Norfolk pine tree. I placed the tree in my vintage Skotch cooler and laced it with colored lights.

clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow


clear diy ornament snow globe bottle brush tree faux snow


 So there you have it! Two different, but easy, DIY ornaments that you can make in an afternoon, totally in time for Christmas. I've already decided to give some of the smaller ones as gifts to teachers and friends. Will you be making any ornaments this year?


Well, that's it until next time, friends! 
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Susan Homeroad said...

Hi Kathleen!
I made the same Christmas tree bulbs and sold them at my craft fair last year. Did you find a way to close off the top hole? The only issue I had with them is that the snow can spill out. I love the deer ornaments!

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Adorable! Pinned!

My thrift store addiction said...

You are the snow globe queen! Love it!

Kathy said...

I learned to put a dab of hot glue to fill in the hole and sometimes even glued the lid on so little hands didn't shake snow or sand ALL OVER! I made some small jars with BBTs and deer, too! Got 2 boxes of 6 glass bulbs caz I needed 1; I love making beachy scenes in them. Made my first cut up wedding invitation in one of these; was very pleased with the results. I love the combination of tiny cotton snow and glitter.

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