Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Dollar Store Snow Globes

Christmas is coming!

This is a quick, cheap, and easy project that will spruce up any centerpiece, fireplace mantel, or other Christmas/Winter displays!

Check your local Dollar Tree for most of the supplies needed for this project!

Items needed:

  • 2 medium mason jars - 1.00$ each from the Dollar Tree
  • 1 set of fake evergreen trees (comes with 2 in a pack) - 1.00$ from the Dollar Store
  • 1 can of instant snow (the cans may depend on your area but the spray works the same) - 1.00$ from the dollar store
  • Festive ribbon - can use Christmas colors or winter themed
  • Glue gun and extra glue sticks
  • Water!
  • *Optional* a pinch of glitter - I used silver
  • *Optional* a dash of blue food coloring to give it an extra winter feel (if you don't have food coloring you can substitute it with a spot of blue sugar sprinkles mixed with water


  1. Open the package of trees and run them under water to make sure the extra green comes off and not in your snow globe
  2. *Optional*  before gluing trees down you can add a touch of sparkle to the tree by gluing glitter to a few random branches
  3. Glue trees to bottom of the inside of the lid of your mason jar
  4. Open your can of snow. Follow directions to make snow
  5. Add a few scoops of fake snow to jar and sprinkle your glitter into jar
  6. Fill jar to brim with water and add a touch of blue food coloring here
  7. Put tree in upside down and screw the lid on very tight
  8. Add some ribbon around the bottom to create a base
  9. Shake your snow globe and watch the snow fly!
Direction #2 Adding glitter on trees. Put a dab of hot glue and sprinkle glitter on

Direction #3 Glue tree to inside of lid

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