Making a Snow Globe

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November 6, 2019

Budget Friendly Snow Globe - filled globe surrounded by red Christmas ornaments, pine cones, and greeneryAll items used for this project came from the dollar store! This idea is great for family fun, gifts, and party favors. It is quite simple and can be done in minutes. Here's how!


Total Time: 20 min.

Yield: 2


  • snow globe
  • snow filler
  • miniatures
  • glue gun
  • ribbon
  • embellishments(optional)
Budget Friendly Snow Globe - supplies
Budget Friendly Snow Globe - small red jewel tape attached around the base


  1. Remove snow globe bottom.
  2. Budget Friendly Snow Globe - globe with base and cap removed
  3. Take the base and hot glue miniatures on the top of the lid that faces inside the globe. Set aside.
  4. Budget Friendly Snow Globe - miniatures glued to the base
  5. Pour snow foam inside of globe.
  6. Budget Friendly Snow Globe - adding snow
  7. Add your cap with miniatures to close. This is a great way to make a globe without water.
  8. Budget Friendly Snow Globe - closeup of globe

  9. For added extra detail, hot glue embellishments for a festive look!

8 Questions

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November 4, 2007

How do you make an inflatable snow globe?

J.R. from Hermitage, PA


By happygal (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

Do you mean those GIANT ones that people put in their yard....?

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December 5, 2005

How do you make an inflatable snow globe?


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November 4, 20070 found this helpful

I want to make a large snowglobe to be used in a Christmas parade. Any ideas on how to construct one?

Kat from NM


RE: Making a Large Snow Globe

Use pvc pipe to make a 3d pentagonal frame. It should have six roads four joints and a four way piece too connect them at the top. It will also need some way of stabling at the bottom. Throw a clear tarp or shower curtain over it then tie it down too look like a dome. have a slit in the clear plastic so people can go in and out then on the inside hang paper snowflakes from fishing line and use spray glue on the out side of the plastic then sprinkle glitter all over it. For the parade someone can dress up as a snow man, elf or anything and sit inside. (12/05/2005)

RE: Making a Large Snow Globe

Could you use one of the inflatable snow globes that they sell for yard decorations? I have one that is Halloween decoration but here is a photo of a snowman family for winter. It's very simple yo setup and you could run the fan with a converter for the lighter in a car. (12/05/2005)

By stroeger

RE: Making a Large Snow Globe

Maybe you could make your own like the yard decorations that they sell. If you took clear plastic and sew into a round shape globe and attach to cardboard or some kind of base to set your internal decorations on. Then you could use packing peanuts as the snow. I would suggest maybe a leaf blower or a small high powered fan to blow it up. You would have to make a tube of the plastic to attach to the leaf blower or fan and then sew it into the bottom corner of your globe.

If you don't have a yard decoration like I am talking about maybe visit a store near you that sells them and see how they are made. I would think you could make one a lot cheaper than purchasing one. (12/06/2005)

By Pattie Hartley

RE: Making a Large Snow Globe

I would use clear plastic sheets and join them at the edges and form an octagon shaped snow globe. Then set up your scene on a base pre measured to fit. And as for the falling snow,just use a pump and artificial snow,set the pump in the center and camouflage it somehow let it pump the snow into the air inside the octagon bubble,then it would fall like snow. (12/19/2005)

by Jerri Kimbrough

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June 22, 2012

I'm interested in making a snowglobe out of a baby food jar, but the website said use florist clay and other water-proof items.

Does anyone know if that salt dough you use for crafts would make a good substitute for this purpose?


By Katrina

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