How to Make a Christmas Snow Globe




This snow globe was fun to construct and Mum and I had a great time crafting it one afternoon. The snow globe didn’t cost much to make with the trees costing $3.20 each and the glass jar $2.50, and all the other items we already had available.

The ‘snow’ is made from coconut mixed with silver glitter, and the textures work really well as snow. You can also use flaky sea salt as snow, just make sure the jar is really dry and there is nothing in the jar that contains metal, like the ‘trunk’ of a Christmas tree, or the salt will make the metal go rusty.

Last year I had trouble locating small trees to use in the snowy forest scene inside the jar, but this year I was on the lookout and located two lovely small pine trees, from a cake decorating shop, which already had touches of snow on the branches.

Please search my website to view the snow globe I made last Christmas (the keyword ‘snow’ will pick it up), which is on the same theme, but is larger and is a static display rather than a snow globe that can be picked up and shaken.




You will need:


Glass jar with lid

Two small trees (preferably with snow already on the branches)

Coconut, finely ground

Silver glitter

Small gold stars

Gold thread

Super Glue


Double-sided tape



  1. Use sellotape to attach the trees to small individual pieces of polystyrene to give the trees height in the jar, and also this allows for the trees to be positioned at different levels, if you want to. Use double-sided sellotape to stick the polystyrene to the base of the glass jar.


  1. Use finely ground coconut to create the effect of snow around the bases of the trees. Place about ¼ of the coconut in a blender to make it finer, and then mix with the rest of the coconut. Mix silver glitter with the coconut, and distribute into the glass jar.


  1. Attach fine gold thread to small gold stars (I used a dot of super-glue) and tape the ends of the threads to the inside of the jar lid. Place the lid on the jar to test where the stars will hang and adjust placements or length of the threads as necessary.


  1. Screw the jar lid on, and it’s done!





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