Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

Last updated: November 14, 2021
This post was originally published on November 20, 2016. 

I’ll show you how to make a mason jar lid snow globe using just a few simple supplies. This easy DIY Christmas craft idea is just for people like us! 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 to making them? 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.

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

You will need some clear plastic ornaments that open in half 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.

I went to Michaels and found 2 different-sized clear plastic ornaments. Find them at a grocery store, craft store, or here. The “small” ones fit on top of a regular mason jar as well as the small mason jar. The large one fits on the big jar! This is the large jar I used. 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 “fit” closely on a lid. Ultimately, 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, and hot chocolate with marshmallows and the big jar has cotton 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.

Pretty packaging always makes a gift even better.  These snow globe mason jar toppers are just darling and are perfect for packaging up a cute gift inside 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.

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

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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Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

How to Make A Snow Globe On Top of Mason Jars Using a Clear Plastic Ornament!

Supplies

  • Mason jar with a lid
  • Miniature Christmas tree ornaments
  • 1 bag of fake snow
  • String, ribbon, or twine (to wrap around the lid)
  • Glue gun (tip: E6000 glue works for a stronger hold!)
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear Plastic Ornaments (as pictured above and in the video)

Instructions
 

  • Take apart the mason jar lid and trace inner circle part of the lid on white paper.
  • Cut the circle out and glue the paper circle to the inside of the lid
  • Hot glue the lid to the rim (as seen in the video). Use E6000 glue for a longer and stronger hold, if necessary.
  • Cut the ornament string off of the top of the miniature Christmas tree ornaments.
  • Create a snow globe scene! Hot glue different things on top of the white paper.
  • Add some fake snow on top.
  • Dust off any extra snow on the very outside of the mason jar lid.
  • Open up a clear plastic ornament so it is in 2 pieces. Put glue around the edges of the plastic ornament, or put glue the dge of the mason jar.
  • Place it on top of the mason jar! There is a small circle on the ornaments meant for hanging on trees. Place that part in the back of the snow globe when gluing so it is hidden.
  • Add festive decorations, candy, or cocoa inside the mason jar
  • Tie decorative string, ribbon, or twine around the lid

21 thoughts on “Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

  1. 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?

    1. JoAnn’s has the jars and ornaments. The ornaments are NOT with the Christmas crafts. They are in an aisle where everyday crafts are. In my store they were in a basket on the bottom shelf. We just took the jars over there and placed the ornament half on top to get the right size.

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

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

  3. 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

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

  5. The grandkids and I made these after Thanksgiving Dinner. They went nuts! I bought a dozen jars and they made all of them! They wrapped them in celaphane gift bags with a tag and they were just tickled pink to have their Christmas gifts done! What a great project. We filled them with peppermint balls.

  6. Wonder if liquid can be added to the globe to make it real magical? Do you think it would spill out?

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