These DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers are a fun way to personalize your homemade gifts for Christmas and other holidays.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is giving homemade gifts in mason jars. These pretty glass jars are not only reusable, but they’re a simple way to cut down on packaging waste during the holidays.
I decided to take it one step further and make DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers. These homemade snow globes are the cutest thing you can pair your homemade gifts with!
To make this cute gift, you only need simple supplies like a wide mouth mason jar with lid and ring, fake snow, some Christmas figurines and hot glue. This simple craft is a really fun way to dress up handmade gifts for the holidays.
- Supplies and Tools
- By the Numbers: How to Make Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
- Tips for Making Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
- DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
- More Fun Christmas Crafts
Supplies and Tools
- Mason jar lids with rings
- Clear plastic ornaments with 2 halves
- Small Christmas figurines
- Fake snow
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
By the Numbers: How to Make Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
Follow these simple step by step instructions to learn how to make cute Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers.
Step 1: Glue Figurines to Lid and Ornament Half to Ring
The first thing you want to is test to make sure that your figurines are not too tall to fit under half of the ornament. Once you’re sure they’re the right size, use a thin line of hot glue to adhere your Christmas figurines to the inner circle part of the lid.
Once the figurines are secure, use more hot glue to adhere half of a clear plastic ornament to the top of the mason jar ring. You’ll have two pieces at this point.
Step 2: Add Fake Snow to Globe
Add your fake snow to the plastic globe. You can insert the lid into it before you glue it to make sure you’re happy with the amount of snow.
Step 3: Glue Lid and Ring Together
Once you’re happy with the amount of fake snow you’ve added, hot glue the lid into the ring over the top of the figures so that the snow globe dome won’t come loose.
Step 4: Put Snow Globe Topper Onto Jar
Now you’re ready for the fun part… use your cute craft as a mason jar topper for your holiday gifts!
Tips for Making Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
Answers to all of your questions about making homemade mason jar snow globe toppers, including tips, variations and gifting ideas.
Best glass jars to use
If you like the wide mouth, half pint mason jars I used in these photos, you can similar jars on Amazon. If you need larger jars to hold your gifts, wide mouth quart jars also work nicely as do half gallon and gallon sized mason jars.
Regular mouth mason jar lids are too narrow for this craft in most cases.
Other snow globe filler ideas
I used some cute figurines I bought on Amazon and some I found at the dollar store. Here are some other ideas of what you can put into your Christmas themed snow globe:
If you don’t want to make a Christmas snow globe, here are some different options:
- For Valentine’s Day, use cute cupid figurines and mini hearts
- For St. Patrick’s Day, use mini leprechauns, gold coins, rainbows, clovers, etc.
- For Mother’s Day, consider dried flowers, crystals or anything your mom loves
What to gift in mason jars
Everyone loves mason jar gifts! If you haven’t made one before, what you can include will depend on the size of the jar you choose. Here are some ideas for filling your gift jars:
- Gift cards
- Hot cocoa mix or white hot chocolate mix
- Sensory materials like homemade faux snow, moon sand, cloud dough and slime
- Mini candy canes, peppermints, chocolates or candies
- Homemade Christmas ornaments
- Mini cookies or homemade truffles
- Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars
- Peppermint Body Butter
- Homemade Lotion Bars
- Pop Rocks Fizzing Bath Salts
- Homemade spice mixes and seasoning blends
DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar Toppers
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- First, make sure that your miniature figurines are not too tall to fit under the ornament half. Once you’re sure they’ll fit, hot glue your Christmas figurines to the top of the lid and half of a clear plastic ornament over the top of them.
- Add fake snow to the plastic globe. You can insert the lid of the jar into the ornament piece before you glue it to make sure you’re happy with the amount of snow.
- Once you’re happy with the amount of snow, glue the lid into the ring.
- Use as a mason jar topper for your mason jar Christmas gifts!