After receiving a DIY mason jar snow globe from my daughter last year, I was inspired.
Her photo swirling around in a mixture of water in glitter was too adorable. When I saw this idea from Smart School House, not only did it make my jaw drop, but I also wondered if I could use the same plastic ornaments to make a snow globe ornament to hang on my tree.
The good news?
The ornament came together and I’ve got DIY snow globes with pictures of my kids hanging from my tree. The better news? It goes along with a sweet children’s book that you’ll love reading to your kids too…
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After reading the book, the Snow Globe Family, I quite literally wanted to put my family in a snow globe…
But since they didn’t fit. This was the next best thing.
Here’s What You Need to Make a Snow Globe Ornament
- Clear plastic ornaments like these. They need to be able to open. I bought 3 different sizes at Michael’s and used the medium size.
- Fake Snow.
- A Photograph that’s printed to the size of the ornament (I used use a medium sized ornament with a 3inch diameter. So, we printed our photo a custom size of 3×4 inches).
- Mason jar lids for the backing the ornament.
- Glue gun (I use a mini).
- Optional: ribbon.
How to Make a Snow Globe Ornament
Start by printing out your photo. I printed mine a custom size of 3x4inches because my ornament is 3inches in diameter.
Place half of your plastic ornament over the photo and trace a circle around your photo.
Cut the circle out with scissors.
After you’ve cut out your photo, plug in your hot glue gun.
Glue the photo to the mason jar lid.
Watch your fingers!
The glue will be hot through the photograph, so I used the ornament to push the photo down onto the mason jar lid.
Once you’ve glued the photo onto the mason jar lid, turn your ornament upside down.
Put just a little bit of fake snow into the ornament.
Then, trace the top of the ornament with glue and place your mason jar on top to glue the lid and the ornament together.
Watch your fingers AGAIN – it’s hot!
To finish the ornament, you can trace glue along the base and add a ribbon.
We used the ribbon as a way to hand the ornament on the tree.
Of course, you can always just thread some ribbon through the ornament hole and call it a day!
PS. Let your kids shake the ornament to get that snow globe effect!
Don’t forget to read The Snow Globe Family while you make this ornament. It’s a sweet story of a forgotten snow globe family that finally gets noticed by the family’s baby…
Kids will love snuggling up with some cocoa and reading this with you while staring at their own snow globe!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the crew in the blog hop today!
My favorite part of the year is when a bunch of kid bloggers get together to share DIY ornaments along with their favorite children’s book.
I *almost* missed the kid-made ornament blog hop this year because I have a sweet, coo-ing newborn at home, but I’m so glad to be here again this year!
More Blog Hop Posts:
Katie the Candy Cane Fairy Book-inspired Ornament Craft | Artsy Momma
Mini Christmas Letter Ornament | Mama.Papa.Bubba.
MADELINE EIFFEL TOWER CRAFT | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Spin Art Candy Cane Ornament for Kids | Handmade Kids Art