Kirstie's Handmade Britain

How To Make A Snow Globe


Create your own winter wonderland with these hand made snow globes.

By Kirstie Allsopp

Jars and lids (screw top honey jars and baby food jars work well)

Enamel paint


Figurines (water-resistant figures, such as plastic cake toppers, santa, snowmen, and mini plastic Christmas trees)

Glue gun


Glitter Glycerin (available at pharmacies)


The children will be able to help you with this, but if you use a glue gun, you should handle it yourself.


Under £10.


It doesn't take long to make the snow globes, but make sure you give the glue plenty of time to dry, otherwise it could get very messy!

Step One: Paint The Lids

Paint outside of jar lids (optional). They will need two coats. Leave to dry between coats and allow to dry completely.

Step Two: Arrange the scene

Using your glue gun, generously apply your glue and stick your arrangement to the inside of the lid. Allow glue to dry completely.

Step Three: Water And Add Snow

Fill the jar almost to the top with water. Add a teaspoon of glitter and a dash of the glycerine. (Glycerine thickens the water and creates a snowfall effect with the glitter.)

Step Four: Seal The Lid

Using the glue gun, line the inside of the jar lid with glue. (Optional, if you don’t want to open it again!) Screw on the lid tightly and leave to dry. Add a festive gift tag to the jar neck for additional decoration (optional).


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