Snow Globe Jar

by Lydia Fiedler

Make a snow globe holiday gift out of a canning jar and a plastic ornament.


  • Wide mouth canning jar (Ball jar used here)
  • Plastic two-piece clear Christmas ornament (80 mm)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small Christmas figurines
  • Cotton balls
  • Pliers
  • Glitter glue (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Using a hot glue gun, attach figurines to the lid insert of a canning jar. Be sure they fit under the ornament domed lid before gluing.

  2. Step 2

    Separate cotton balls into strands.

  3. Step 3

    Using a hot glue gun, attach the cotton around your figurines.

  4. Step 4

    Continue until the jar insert is covered.

  5. Step 5

    Using pliers, gently snap off the tab on the plastic ornament.

  6. Step 6

    Using hot glue, adhere the decorated insert to the jar's lid ring and let cool.

  7. Step 7

    Attach the ornament globe to the decorated lid with hot glue.

  8. If desired, add glitter glue around the dome.

  9. Step 8

    Fill jar with candy or gifts and put lid on jar.

  10. If you want to make just a mini snowglobe for decor, just glue the ornament dome directly to the insert rather than the lid ring, and cover the bottom using patterned paper and a circle die.


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Questions and Comments

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Awesome idea! The jar contents have endless possibilities!
muscrat  |  Fri Nov 15, 2019 at 9:55 AM
Love the idea. Would it be easier if you put the lid on the jar before gluing the dome, and placing it on a turntable, and just turning the turntable?
ArleneP  |  Wed Nov 25, 2020 at 7:10 AM
Super cute! Would be great for packaging small gifts.
vgpeterson  |  Wed Nov 25, 2020 at 7:57 AM

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