Festive Snow Jars


festive snow jars

We’re hoping for a White Christmas this year… last year was a little disappointing on the snow front, and the big kiddos are desperate to be able to go sledging! I remember loving playing in the snow when I was little, my big brother pulling me around the field on the sledge and building snowmen.

While I won’t be doing much sledging this year, I figured I’d bring a little snow indoors. Taking my inspiration from all of the beautiful snow globes that are around, I made these pretty festive snow jars – they’ll spend Christmas in the centre of my mantle piece, and being water-less they can easily be re-purposed next year.

Supplies// I used some Jam Jars I picked up at a hardware shop – you can easily re-purpose ones you have laying around the house too. Light blue transparent glass paint, some fake snow and mini trees and deer I picked up on eBay.

christmas snowjars

One// First off, I painted the jars with the glass paint. It gave it a little hint of blue, and made it all a little ‘blurry’ – kinda like you’re in a snow storm! Leave them to dry {some glass paints require you to bake the jars in the oven to set the paint, so check your instructions}

Two// Hot glue your trees + deer and anything else you have for your jar to the base or lid – I mixed it up a little.

Three// Add in your fake snow – the kind I bought had glitter already in, if yours doesn’t add some silver glitter too for added sparkle.

Four// I left the lid of the big jar that had the deer on the base, I added a little glue around the rim and sprinkled some of the fake snow on it. I also dabbed a little glue on the inside of some of the jars here and there so that a little of the snow would stick to the sides.

christmas snow jar#s


  1. Louisa

    December 10, 2014 at 12:49

    They are so cute. I love the tiny deer ornament. x

  2. Pinkoddy

    December 10, 2014 at 12:52

    They are so sweet – I just need hot glue now.

  3. Globalmouse

    December 10, 2014 at 13:23

    This are brilliant – a great Christmas time activity with the little ones!

  4. Sarah Ebner

    December 10, 2014 at 14:10

    These are absolutely gorgeous and would make great presents too. Wonderful idea.

  5. Emma (My Little 3 and Me)

    December 10, 2014 at 20:31

    These are such a sweet idea. My children would enjoy making them too.

  6. Lori

    December 10, 2014 at 22:49

    These are so cute! I’m going to attempt to do a snow globe tomorrow so fingers crossed that will go well. I hope the girls get some snow. x

  7. Adele @ Circus Queen

    December 11, 2014 at 11:09

    I’ve seen these before. Love a homemade snow globe. Yours are really sweet.

  8. agatapokutycka

    December 11, 2014 at 11:46

    They are beautiful!
    Perfect festive decoration and it will be good for the next year too.

  9. Laura

    December 12, 2014 at 00:52

    Oh I really love these Christmas jars – so simple and festive and it’s reminded me that I really need to get a glue gun!

    Laura x

  10. Cass@frugalfamily

    December 12, 2014 at 15:51

    Aw these are so cute – we will definitely be making them over the weekend x x

  11. Kara

    December 13, 2014 at 10:54

    I wish for a white christmas every year, never happens

  12. Joanna Sormunen

    December 14, 2014 at 20:29

    They are absolutely geourgeous! And not so hard to do! I really want to make my own!

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