DIY Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

Decorating the Christmas tree is probably my favorite part of Christmas! I love looking through the ornaments we’ve collected over the years and reminiscing about memories of past Christmases. Handmade ornaments are my favorite; we have some that my brother and I made when we were young, and we even have some that my parents made when they were young! So every year I make a few new handmade ornaments, because in my opinion, they are the best!

Make your own miniature snow globe Christmas ornament!

This miniature snowy tree snow globe is probably the simplest DIY Christmas ornament I’ve ever made! It only took me about five minutes, and I just love how it turned out!

DIY Miniature Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

Here’s what you need to make your own snow globe ornament:

  • empty glass ball Christmas ornament
  • miniature sisal tree
  • hot glue gun
  • tweezers
  • fake snow
  • skinny ribbon

Start by taking the top off of a glass ball ornament. Grab a mini tree and make sure the base of it will fit in the opening of the ornament.

Make your own miniature snow globe Christmas ornament!

Place a small dab of hot glue on the bottom of the base of the tree, put the tree into the ornament, and press the base of the tree onto the bottom of the ornament. If you’re using a small glass ball ornament like I was, you’ll need to grab the top of the tree with tweezers and use those to guide the tree into the ornament, because your fingers won’t fit!

Make your own miniature snow globe Christmas ornament!

Once the hot glue is dry (after about 30 seconds), pour a teaspoon or two of fake snow into the ornament to cover up the base of the tree.

Make your own miniature snow globe Christmas ornament!

Put the top back on the ornament, tie a ribbon through it, and it’s ready to hang on your Christmas tree!

Make your own miniature snow globe Christmas ornament!

Have you ever made your own Christmas ornaments before? Yes, macaroni garlands totally count!

Want even more Christmas ornament tutorials?!

If you love Christmas and crafting, then my book 12 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments is the book for you! It’s a collection of 12 easy-to-follow tutorials for handmade Christmas ornaments that are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree! No experience necessary; just follow the simple step-by-step directions, and check out the photos along with each step if you need additional guidance!

Grab a copy today and get ready to craft this holiday season!

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If you’re looking for a few other Christmas crafts, check out these tutorials!

This ornament is part of the Holiday Edition of Craft Lightning! If you’re looking for quick and easy holiday ideas, check out all the other Craft Lightning projects this week by clicking the button below. Every single DIY project is perfect for the holidays, and takes less than 15 minutes to make!


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Ellora @ Creatively Southern says

    10 years ago

    Love this ornament!! It’s simple but gorgeous. Pinning this! I just picked up some clear ornaments and fake snow to make some with my daughter this week. We’ll definitely be adding this to the craft list. 🙂

  2. Maria says

    10 years ago

    What a cute idea! The little snow globe ornament looks beautiful!

  3. Alisha says

    10 years ago

    I love this! Where did you find the tree’s? I have looked around and can not find them. Thanks!

  4. Jocie@OPC The Better Half says

    10 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving Jessi!! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tonight on the blog – thanks so much for linking up!

  5. Virginia Fynes says

    11 years ago

    This is seriously my favourite glass ball ornament tutorial! So soft and pretty!

  6. Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney says

    11 years ago

    Just saw this on “just us four” link party and had to stop by. I went to Wal-Mart to and grabbed 10 of these for crafts for my kids. This is a really cute idea!!

  7. jenny @birdsandsoap says

    11 years ago

    This looks so sweet with the little tree inside. It might take a little practice, but I think I can do it!

  8. katie says

    11 years ago

    That is such a cute idea!!! Love making DIY ornaments!

  9. Savannah Granny says

    11 years ago

    This is such a neat and quick idea. I think I will use this idea when our family gets together for Thanksgiving. My daughter and I plan to work on some decorations. We have many DIY ornaments. Many I still have on my tree and many, I have distributed to my children for their trees.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Ginger

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