DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Dec 15, 2016

Are you looking for a relatively simple holiday craft, or something that would make a great gift? Check out these adorable mason jar snow globes. Here's what you'll need:

  • a mason jar
  • polymer clay
  • glitter (medium density is best) 
  • glycerine
  • hot glue gun
  • gold metalic paint (optional)

materials needed to make snow globe

Step One

You can decide if you'd like to paint the lid of your mason jar, or leave it as is (both options look great). But since warm metallic tones are very popular right now, we went with a brushed gold colour. 

painting mason jar lid gold

Step Two

Now it's time to make what goes inside the snow globe. We decided to make a snowman out of polymer clay (the kind that you bake and it hardens) because we found that when you glue a store-bought ornament to the inside of the jar, the colours eventually leak into the water. With a hand-crafted polymer clay figure, the colours are baked in and the water stays crystal clear. 

PRO TIP: Keep in mind the circumference of the jar. You want to make sure that what you make can fit into the jar once you're done.

snowman made out of polymer clay

Step Three

Bake your snowman! Once you're done making your figure, follow the instructions of the clay to find out how long you need to bake it for (times vary depending on brand of clay and thickness of your creation). If you're making smaller parts (like snowman arms) bake them separately so they don't fall off. Make sure to make holes in the snowman so you can glue the arms on once it's done baking.

snowman on a baking sheet

Step Four

Now it's time to put it all together! Use hot glue to stick your baked clay creation to the inner side of the mason jar's lid. Fill the jar 90% of the way with water (leave a bit of room for displacement). Add approximately 1 tbsp of gylcerine and 2 tbsp of glitter. 

adding water and glitter

Step Five

Screw the lid on tightly, shake–and enjoy!

final snowglobe

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