Snow globes are a magical part of holiday decorations, and you can invoke some of that magic by making these adorable DIY snow globe ornaments. The clever material used for the DIY snow globe domes? Dollar store plastic party glasses!
There are many adorable miniature ornaments to use inside your DIY snow globe ornaments, so you can create a winter wonderland scene that perfectly suits your own taste! I used snowmen, but you could also use Christmas figures, a Nativity set, or mini gingerbread people.
- Darice Plastic Wine Glasses.
- Darice Mini Snowman Ornaments & Lollipop Ornaments.
- Darice Sisal Trees.
- Stiff Felt Sheets.
- Aleene’s Glitter Snow.
- White Glitter.
- Tinsel Stems.
- Coordinating Ribbon.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks.
- Paint Brush or Palette Knife.
Step one: Trace the bottom of a plastic party goblet onto the back of a piece of stiff felt, then cut around the circle to create the ornament base. Note: we will leave the plastic backing on the felt for this project.
Step two: Cut strings from any ornaments you would like to use in your snowy vignette.
Step three: With the felt circle fuzzy side-down, hot glue the snowman, sisal trees, and lollipop ornament to the base.
Step four: Paint the Aleene’s Glitter Snow onto the felt base with a paint brush or palette knife. You can also add snow to the top of the snowman and trees.
Step five: Sprinkle additional glitter onto the snow and let it all dry according to the package directions (recommended: 24 hours before moving on to the next step.
Step six: You totally waited for the recommended 24 hour drying time, right? Okay, then you can hot glue the plastic goblet to the base of your DIY snow globe ornament.
Step seven: Wrap a tinsel stem around the base of the ornament and trim to fit. Then hot glue in place.
Step eight: Glue a ribbon loop to the top of the plastic dome, then tie another ribbon around it to form a bow.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.