Easy Tutorial: DIY Waterless Snow Globe

Today I’m sharing a fun and easy project you can do this winter. This DIY Waterless Snow Globe is a great idea to do with kids too!

Originally published December 2017. Updated January 2024.

DIY Waterless Snow Glove

Are you looking for a quick and simple holiday craft? This waterless snow globe is the perfect thing to make. The supplies are inexpensive and it takes less than ten minutes to put it all together. This snow globe could be a great centerpiece, a fun gift, or a cute decoration in your home. Get creative and have fun!


  • Wide Mouth Jar with Lid
  • Small Figurines (make sure they fit inside the jar)
  • Fake Snow
  • Glue Gun

All of these supplies can be found almost anywhere that sells Christmas decorations. Small figurines are easiest to find in the Christmas village section. Dollar Tree stores have jars with lids for $1.

First, while your glue gun is heating up, wipe out the jar so there is no dust. Set the lid aside to use for later.

Decide where you want the figurines to be inside the jar. Once you’ve got your layout planned put little dollops of hot glue on the bottom of the jar and carefully place the figures. Make sure not to get glue anywhere else on the jar or else you’ll have snow in places you don’t want it.

Once the glue is completely dry you can start shoveling in the snow. To simplify things and keep snow from sticking all over the figurines tilt the jar to the side and use a spoon to get the snow all the way to the bottom of the jar.

Fill the bottom of the jar with enough snow to cover the base of the figurines and keep filling till you’re satisfied.

Once the inside of your jar looks nice it’s time to close ‘er up. Grab the jar lid and your glue gun. Line the lid with hot glue and then screw the lid on the jar. The glue will heat up the metal of the lid so be careful not to burn yourself.

DIY Waterless Snow Globe @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Now you’re done! For variations try using jars of various sizes and filling them with things like ornaments, pinecones, or lights.

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