Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

Happy Holidays! We have something so adorable to share with you today! Who loves snow globes? (Raises hand). Who loves mason jars? (Raises other hand). This easy DIY Christmas craft idea is just for people like us! Today I’ll show you how to make a cute mason jar lid snow globe using just a few simple supplies. You know how we do things around here at Smart School House…. crafts need to be fun for everyone and recipes need to be quick and easy! Are you ready to see the secret for how to make a snow globe out of a mason jar lid? It’s so much easier than you think….

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

For this craft, you will need the following supplies:

  • Mason jar with a lid. Find them at a grocery store, craft store, or here
  • This is the large jar I used.
  • Miniature Christmas tree ornaments. Find them at the craft store or here
  • 1 bag of fake snow. Found at a craft store or here
  • String, ribbon, or twine (to wrap around the lid)
  • Glue gun
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear plastic ornaments that like these:

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

Watch how fun and easy it is to make a snow globe out of a mason jar lid:

I went to Michaels and found 2 different sized clear plastic ornaments. The “small” ones fit on top of a regular mason jar as well as the small mason jar. The large one fit on the big jar! If you’re unsure , grab one of these plastic ornaments at Michael’s and head to where they have the mason jars to find ones that “fits” closely on a lid. In the end, they will look cute no matter what on top of a mason jar!

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

You will also need something to fill the jar(s) with! I used mini candy canes, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and the big jar has pretend snowballs and these battery powered twinkle lights inside (also known as fairy lights). It looks SO PRETTY at night when the lights are glowing in the jar. It’s my favorite!

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

Directions:

  1. Take apart the mason jar lid and trace inner circle part of the lid on white paper. 
  2. Cut the circle out and glue the paper circle to the inside of the lid
  3. Hot glue the lid to the rim (as seen in the video)
  4. Cut the ornament string off of the top of the miniature Christmas tree ornaments. 
  5. Create a snow globe scene! Hot glue different things on top of the white paper. 
  6. Add some fake snow on top.
  7. Dust off any extra snow on the very outside of the mason jar lid.
  8. Open up a clear plastic ornament and glue so it is in 2 pieces. Glue around the 1 of the edges or glue the edge of the mason jar lid (either works!)
  9. Place it on top of the mason jar! There is a small circle on the ornaments which is made to put string in and hang on a tree. Place that circle part in the back of the snow globe when gluing so it is hidden. 
  10. Add whatever you want on the inside of your mason jar and tie a little string, ribbon, or twine around the lid to finish it off. 

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

Aren’t these the cutest DIY snow globes you’ve ever seen? They’re so cute that you could actually give them as gifts! We use them as decoration on our mantle. My kids love to sneak a candy cane here and there:)

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

What kind of holiday scene will you create in your mason jar lid snow globe? These are so simple and beautiful that you can’t go wrong with making any kind of snow globe you can dream up!

How to make a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe for Christmas using a clear plastic ornament. ADORABLE! Easy for everybody to do! DIY Christmas gift in a jar idea.

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Comments

  1. I love love love this. These are absolutely adorable! I will be making them for sure!!

  2. Love your idea! Definately making!! Thank you!

  3. I would put the hanger part on the side and add a cute tag, it already has the hole

  4. Eveline van Heijst says:

    Adorable.

  5. Oh my goodness those are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I love this idea! Where did you get the clear plastic christmas ornaments?

  6. The ornaments you used for the jar that has the candy canes in it where did u get them.

  7. Linda Daniels says:

    I WONDER IF YOU COULD TELL US WHICH SIZE MASON JAR GOES WITH WHICH SIZE ORNAMENT

    • It’s a large mouth mason jar lid on the two smaller jars. The larger of the two standard mason jar sizes.

  8. Diane C Bush says:

    Perfect gift idea. or keep for myself to dress up my personal space or even my pantry. THANKS so very much for sharing this!

  9. Donna Shouldis says:

    First I have seen this sight. Very impressed. My 8 year old granddaughter and I are ready to get started for teachers Christmas gifts. Thank you very much for sharing.
    Donna & Jerzee

  10. Love-Love-Love all the Wonderful ideas!!! I can’t wait to start crafting them..
    Thank-You
    And MERRY CHRISTMAS

  11. What size is the smaller clear ornament??

  12. These are so adorable and I must make at least one this season. Thanks for sharing

  13. Thanks for the great idea,, my daughter and me had so much fun making these

  14. So easy and fun to make. Put string a lights and gift cards in them as gifts. Everyone loved them

  15. Clarisse Wood says:

    thank you for the idea. I made theseas teacher gifts.