Ever wondered how to make a snowglobe? We show you how to do just that, here!

Waterless snow globe

This snowglobe is surprisingly simple to make. It’s a great gift for kids and adults alike, or is a charming way to decorate a shelf or mantelpiece for winter.

If you’re making them with children they will love adding the snow and glitter, just make sure they don’t add too much, you don’t want to drown your animals in a snow-drift!

We love this craft as a way to put all those glass jars at the back of the cupboard to good use. Why not make a variety of different shapes and sizes for a fun Christmas display? Perfect for popping on the windowsill or mantlepiece.

If you’ve got miniature plastic trees from train sets or toy houses then you can add these too to give a forest effect finish, lovely!


  • Glitter
  • Fake snow
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Hot glue gun
  • Toy figures


  1. Sprinkle a little glitter into the bottom of a glass jar, then screw on the jar lid and shake until the inside is evenly coated.
  2. Remove the lid and use a hot glue gun to stick an animal figure securely on the inside. Leave to dry.
  3. Add around 2cm of fake snow to the bottom of the jar and replace lid tightly, to make sure none of your lovely snow disappears.
  4.  Turn the jar back over so the animal is upright and repeat to make a group for a gorgeous wintery display.