Personalized Snow Globes

by NausetViews

Create your own snow globe with a design that's all your own. It's the perfect gift idea for Christmas and a fun craft to make with the kids.

A personalized snow globe is a fun project for kids and adults. You can create a one of a kind decoration for yourself, or as a gift for someone special. I think that they make great gifts, either as the finished product, or as a kit for the recipient to make herself. Easy, fun and unique, these display pieces create lasting memories.

I've always loved snow globes. I remember receiving one from my grandmother when I was little and I loved the magical world that lived inside the glass bowl. By making my own, I can enjoy putting my own personal spin on it. The photo globes, showcased below, will make great gifts for my kids to give their grandparents.

Image Credit: Seedling Kit (available below)

Make Your Own Snow Globe

A snow globe kit gives you everything you need to create a personalized globe, but you can also make one yourself using items you already have on hand.  You can make one with your kids using leftover jars of baby food or pasta sauce.

If you want to give it as a gift, I'd recommend using a Mason Jar.  You can cover the top of the jar with fabric and a ribbon to dress it up a bit. 

Supplies you'll need to make your own include:

  • Jar
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Glue Gun
  • Glitter
  • Figurines or other waterproof items

How to Make a Snow Globe

  1. Start with a clean jar
  2. Glue your figurine to the inside of the cover. 
  3. Fill your jar about 3/4 full with water
  4. Add glycerin to the jar
  5. Add glitter to the water/glycerin mixture
  6. Use your glue gun to place some glue around the inside of the lid so that when you shake it you won't have any leaks.
  7. Screw the lid onto the jar. 
  8. Flip the jar over and enjoy!

Here is a short video to help show you how easy it easy to make one.

DIY Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Set, Rich Essentials

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Yaley Soapsations Liquid Glycerine 8 Oz. Bottle

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Ball® Regular Mouth Pint Jars with Lids and Bands- Set of 12 (by Jarden Home Brands)

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How to Make a DIY Snow Globe

Kits to Help Get You Started

There are several different options when it comes to choosing a kit.  A water globe kit comes with everything you need to create your own DIY project. Think that it's too hard? Not true. Create any design that you want for the inside, add water, the floating bits and then glue on the base. It's that easy!

The wooden base adds a warmth and richness to whatever you choose to create. Customers love this project and say that it couldn't be easier. You can put any water soluble item inside, so don't worry that you have to build something for the inside. Some people choose to use animal figurines, display pieces or souvenirs as the focal point inside. The sky is the limit to what you can create.

Photo Globe Kit

Another option is a photo kit.  This is the perfect way to display a school picture, or Christmas photo. If you struggle with Christmas gift ideas for grandparents, then I think this is the perfect choice. All you have to do is add your photo to the frame inside and you end-up with a beautiful display piece that is perfect for yourself, or a loved one.

Photo Snow Globe for 2x3 Inch Photos

Oh, the weather inside is frightful, But our photo looks so delightful. One of our most unique frames, the Photo Snow Globe will show off the one you love with wintery style. Sl...

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Water Globe Has Everything Needed For A Fun, Do-It-Yourself Project

This water globe is fun and easy to assemble. Just create a design of your own out of any water resistant material (polymer clay is a perfect material for this purpose), then gl...

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Seedling Make Your Own Snow Globe

Seedling Make Your Own Snow GlobeModel your own figurines, add water, glitter, & shake! Look it's snowing! Includes: Plastic Globe, Make & Bake Polymer Clay, Snow Globe Stand, G...

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Have you ever made a personalized globe?

Personalized Christmas Gifts

I hope you have fun making one of these globes.  Keep it for yourself to help decorate your house this winter, or make it as a special Christmas gift for friends and family.  A personalized gift is always something special! 

Updated: 08/05/2013, NausetViews
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NausetViews on 08/11/2013

Lots of fun @Thamisgith!

Thamisgith on 08/11/2013

Sounds like a lot of fun - especially in the run up to Christmas.

NausetViews on 08/10/2013

Thank you Mira!

Mira on 08/10/2013

What a great crafts idea for kids! So easy and so charming. Great page and video.

NausetViews on 08/09/2013

Mine used to be there Sheilamarie :)

sheilamarie on 08/09/2013

Nice article, NausetViews. I love snow globes, too, and wrote an article on Squidoo about it.

NausetViews on 08/09/2013

The crafts the kids make are the most treasured aren't they? I hope your younger daughter enjoys making one for herself.

MaggiePowell on 08/09/2013

Nice... my daughter made one when she was in the scouts... I treasure it still. I'll have to give it a try with her younger sister.

NausetViews on 08/08/2013

I love the look of the fake snow too. Thanks for sharing!

WriterArtist on 08/08/2013

I would love to have some fake snow in the snow globe. Loved this fun activity.

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