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DIY :: Glitter Globe

November 30th, 2011

diy make your own glitter snow globe holiday winter christmas craft easy best

For some of you, there’s no question that the holidays have arrived (and you’ve got the sloshy snow boots to prove it!) But since a winter wonderland is pretty hard to come by in Texas, Camille and I have been itching to make our very own teeny tiny version of one. So, we set out to create a glitter globe (way more glam than a snow globe) and share the process with you. This year, we’re super excited to be putting the sparkle in everyone’s holidays with these memorable & easy-to-make stocking stuffers. Follow the jump for the full step-by-step and let us know your thoughts!

diy make your own glitter snow globe holiday winter christmas craft easy best

diy make your own glitter snow globe holiday winter christmas craft easy best

diy make your own glitter snow globe holiday winter christmas craft easy best

diy make your own glitter snow globe holiday winter christmas craft easy best

  • small glass jar
  • animal figurine
  • fir tree figurine
  • gold glitter
  • silver glitter
  • spray adhesive
  • Gorilla Super Glue
  • Mod Podge
  • water
  • glycerin (available at your local pharmacy)
  1. Using multi-purpose spray adhesive, cover your small woodland animal in glitter. In a small bowl, combine 1 part Mod Podge with 1 part water, and dip your glittered animal in the mixture to seal.
  2. Squeeze a drop of Gorilla Super Glue onto bottom of tree, and press firmly for 30 seconds onto bottom of small glass jar.
  3. Once animal has completely dried, squeeze drop of Gorilla Super Glue onto bottom, and press firmly for 30 seconds onto bottom of glass jar.
  4. Once Gorilla Super Glue has dried, fill jar almost to the top with water. Add a few drops of glycerin and a teaspoon of glitter. Squeeze a ring of Gorilla Super Glue to mouth of jar and screw on tightly.

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  1. Jess says:

    looooooooooove this! love! love! love! love! love!

  2. Claire Zinnecker says:

    oh my stars this is wonderful! I must make ASAP!

  3. courtney says:

    Where did you find those jars??

  4. sarah says:

    Love it!

  5. Penny says:

    Too cute! I can see a collection of these happenning. Not sure what modge podge is but I’m sure I’ll find something similar. Great idea, definitely no snow Downunder either!!

    • Chanel Dror says:

      Mod Podge is a finishing glue that can be found at nearly every craft store (in the US, at least!). You can make a similar mixture by combining regular Elmer’s glue with water 🙂

  6. I’ve been making some of these with mason jars! Such a fun idea.

  7. Lindsay says:

    Just love this idea! Such an easy and fun gift.

  8. Serena says:

    Oh my – those rabbits are adorable! And it actually looks like a DIY that wouldn’t be too hard to master…Yay!

  9. Camille Styles says:

    So glad you guys loved this – Chanel did an amazing job! What other fun little figurines would y’all think about using in the globe? I keep envisioning a cool little gnome…

  10. these look absolutely stunning! I’m loving the little gold rabbit!
    we posted a tutorial on how to make snowglobes a year ago too. we are sticking the tree and little animals into the lid…
    two things though: it is best to use destilled water for this project! i also recommend using more than just a little glycerin. i’ve made snow globes for many years and found out through countless experiments that a ratio of 1:1 for destillled water and glycerin. good luck!

  11. mustelid says:

    It’s also a little easier to glue the figurines onto the jar lid so you don’t have to use tweezers to place them or anything. Then the lid becomes the base that you set it on.

    • Chanel Dror says:

      Agreed! We wanted to glue the figurines to the lid, but the lid opening was a little too deep so you could hardly see our little bunny at all! We’ll definitely try to find some bigger animals for next time.

  12. marissa says:

    These turned out great! What a fun idea. I’d love it if you’d add this to my link party over at

  13. Chilly C's Treasures says:

    I did a few of these on my first projects and everyone loved them…They are so cool, enjoy…

  14. Claire says:

    I used a tree found in the woodland section of the craft store and it is coming apart in the jar after a day. Where did you get your tree? I checked the doll house section but didn’t see any…Love this project, btw!

  15. Rebecca says:

    Great idea! My son loves snowglobes, will definitely being doing this craft with him over the Christmas break. Thanks!

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  20. Linda Lyman says:

    I love the idea. I am making snow globes for my coworkers at Christmas. I need some help. Is there a certain type glitter (fine, extra fine or just regular glitter) and glycerin I need to use? I used distilled water regular glitter and glycerin from Wilson cake decorating and some of the glitter falls but the majority of it stays at the top. How much glitter and glycerin should I use per a cup of distilled water.

  21. Eli Mir says:

    I,like to make one

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  23. alexandra says:

    Do you have to put an animal?

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