Snow Globe Gift Toppers are a beautiful way to adorn your wrapped Christmas gifts. This quick little Christmas snow globe craft makes gift boxes look so special! I love to give homemade Christmas gifts and there is something about a gift topped with a snow globe that makes everyone smile.
Snow Globe Gift Toppers
Everyone loves to receive a beautifully wrapped gift. Pretty gift boxes also serve as holiday decor around your home. Our Cardboard Box Snowman and Santa Boot Bows would be so cute alongside these snow globe gift toppers!
What I love most about this Christmas craft is that the snow globes are made with little plastic bowls from the dollar store! They are just the perfect size and very clear, plus, who can beat that price?!
Mini round plastic bowls from the dollar store
Miniature tree ornaments can be found at most craft stores where miniature trees are sold. I got these at Hobby Lobby, but you can also get some here on Amazon. They just need to be small enough to fit under the plastic cup.
Begin by tracing a circle using the plastic cup. With all of the online orders we tend to have this time of year, this is a great way to use the extra boxes!
When cutting the cardboard circle, just be sure to cut along the outside of the line to ensure that the circle is ever-so-slightly larger than the circumference of the bowl. If it is cut too small, then it won’t attach properly to the snow globe lid.
Then, hot glue one or two miniature ornaments in place on top of the circle. I love this little gingerbread girl ornament. Then, sprinkle fake snow around the ornament. Notice how I pushed the fake snow inwards so that there is room to glue the snow globe lid along the edge.
After that, apply a layer of hot glue to the edge of the plastic bowl. Turn the bowl upside down and attach it to the cardboard circle. Now the snow can move around inside the globe without coming out!
In order to hide the cardboard edge (and any hot glue that can be seen) glue ribbon around the snow globe. I wrapped these gift boxes with a 4″ thick ribbon, but you can wrap your gift box however you want. Instead of a bow on top, hot glue the snow globe gift topper to the box.
Finally, I added a tiny bow to the front of the snow globe with hot glue. I just LOVE how they turned out! Each one you make will be so incredibly cute and will definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces!
More Christmas Crafts by Smart School House to Try Next:
Snow Globe Gift Toppers
- Mini round plastic bowls from The Dollar Store
- Fake snow
- Hot glue
- Miniature Christmas tree ornaments
- Gift Boxes
- Trace a circle using the plastic cup
- When cutting the cardboard circle, cut along the outside of the line to ensure that the circle is slightly larger than the circumference of the bowl
- Hot glue one or two miniature ornaments in place on top of the circle
- Add fake snow, pushing it inwards to leave space for attaching the plastic bowl
- Apply a layer of hot glue to the edge of the plastic bowl. Turn the bowl upside down and attach it to the cardboard circle
- Glue ribbon around the globe to conceal the cardboard edge
- Glue the snow globe onto a gift box
- Add a tiny bow to the front of the snow globe for an extra little touch!