Every year for as long as I can remember my Grandmother has given me a snow globe for Christmas. She gave me my first one before I could walk, and I am fully expecting my 30th this year (yes, I’m old). It has always been a gift that held special meaning for me, and each year I look forward to a new one but sadly this year will likely be my last snow globe. Since I have a daughter now I have decided to carry on this special tradition with her and I am kicking it off with a homemade version inspired by Disney’s FROZEN! I hope that she grows to treasure her yearly snow globes as much as I do, and maybe one day she will even have a daughter to gift them to as well!
Check out the adorable figurines that I picked up at Walmart for my snow globes, aren’t they cute? I am super excited about
seeing taking my kids to see FROZEN – it will be their very first movie experience so I am really trying to stir up excitement for it!
I bought them all kinds of official movie stuff from Walmart – a plush Olaf for Judah, a big Anna doll for Kaia, ingredients to make cookies inspired by the movie, and we even went to Subway and got FROZEN kids meals complete with an adorable bag and an Olaf keychain!
Okay, now that I have officially sidetracked this post lets get started on our snow globes. These are fabulous as gifts, cost $5 or under (depending on what you put in it) and are SO much more personal than store bought ones.
Easy DIY Snow Globes
I picked up my empty plastic snow globe from a local craft store for $2.99, but in case you aren’t able to find one I am going to show you how to make these with a regular mason jar as well. So here is what you need:
- A jar, wide rimmed bottle or Snow globe form
- Figurines for your globe.
- Super glue
- Soda bottle cap (optional)
The first thing you are going to do is glue your figurine to your lid with water safe super glue and let that dry for at least an hour. If you are using a mason jar this is where the soda bottle cap comes in – glue it to your lid and then glue the figurine to it.
Next add a generous amount of glitter to your jar/globe and fill it with water.
Drop in your figurine and screw it in place. Your globe *shouldn’t* leak, but you can add a thin layer of clear glue around the seal if you want to make extra sure. Now turn it over, shake it up and enjoy!
Isn’t it lovely? I must admit, I will probably cry a little when I give it to Kaia on Christmas morning because the tradition means so much to me. Hopefully one day she will grow to treasure the meaning behind it, but for now I’m sure she will love watching all the glitter swirl around!