If you’re looking for a super easy project to make with a craft club or kids group, this DIY Recycled Snow Globe tutorial will be the perfect fit! It only takes a few supplies and can be finished in under 15 minutes. Awesome, right? On top of sharing this fun project, I’m also super excited to be the guest host for this month’s Craft Lightning with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts so make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out more great blogger creations!
DIY Recycled Snow Globe
- 3 1/2″ Round Disk
- Recycled Beverage Container (approx. same diameter as disk)
- Small Fake Tree
- Small Figurine
- Fake Styrofoam Snow
- Glue Gun
- Tacky Glue
- Wood Ball
Step 1. Begin by gluing your snow globe items in place with a glue gun. If you’re working with smaller kids, you can either use Tacky Glue or complete this step for them.
Step 2. Apply a generous amount of Tacky Glue to the wood base.
Step 3. Working over a container to catch the extra, pour the styrofoam pellets onto the wood base until covered. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
Step 4. Apply hot glue to the outer rim of wood base and cover with recycled beverage container. The height of your container is dependent on the size of your tree and figurine. Mine is approximately 5″ tall.
Step 5. Use hot glue and ribbon to cover the base of the snow globe. Add additional decorations like a bow or garland.
Step 6. Remove cap and fill with more snow pellets.
Step 7. Wrap cap with more ribbon and adhere wood ball to top.
Step 8. Done and done! You’ve now got a super cute DIY Recycled Snow Globe to enjoy for years to come.
Let It Snow!
In addition to how easy this project is to make, I love that it’s totally customizable! I went with a small snowman but how sweet would this snow globe look with small deer or even a mini nativity scene. You can keep it a super easy 15 minute project or take your time and add even more embellishments and details. Whatever your choice, I hope you have a great time making one!