Thrifty Thursday: Waterless Snow Globes

Although I am not a huge fan of the cold weather, I do enjoy a beautiful snow fall from time to time. To me, there is nothing more tranquil and serene than the sight of a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground. I love those days even more when I have no place I need to be except home; possibly venturing outdoors to build a snowman (or woman!) with my daughter.

Today’s Thrifty Thursday craft idea combines my love of what I just described, paired with my fondness for snow globes! I used to have quite a colletion of snow globes as a child. Most of them were gifts that were given to me by friends and family upon returning from their travels. My favorite was one that had a penguin in it. I just loved flipping that thing over and making it snow! Today I’m going to show you how you can make your very own waterless snow globe. It’s so easy, looks so pretty, and is something you might even want to involve the kiddos with making!


This mason jar didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped. Choose one that does not have any type of writing or label on it.


Here’s what you need:

  •  Glass jar (Learn from my mistake and choose a plain jar. I used a Ball mason jar that had some writing on it. I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal, but it ended up distorting the look I was going for)
  • White paint
  • Mini pine tree (found mine at A.C. Moore for about $1 and it has snow painted on it)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Artificial snow flakes (I found iridescent ones at JoAnn Fabrics)

What to do:

  • Remove the lid from your glass jar and paint the inside white.
  • Use your hot glue gun to glue your tree base to the lid. Also, (if applicable) glue the canning lid together.
  • Fill your jar with the amount of artificial snow you want.

  • Once the glue has dried, screw your lid back on your jar.
  • Now turn it over and make it snow!
Like I said, go with a plain jar. Lesson learned!


You can even take it a step further…

  • Add a snowman figurine, or even some people
  • Make a bunch and use them as a pretty centerpiece for your table (you can even use a variety of sizes)
  • Add glitter and really add some more sparkle to your winter scene

Enjoy your winter wonderland!


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