The dollar store is a great place to look for craft supplies if you are making homemade ornaments or gifts. You can find all the supplies to make these dollar store snow globe ornaments for much less than it would cost at a traditional craft store. Learn how to make this sweet Christmas ornament below.
QUICK & EASY DOLLAR STORE SNOW GLOBE ORNAMENT
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A SNOW GLOBE ORNAMENT
I found nearly all of these supplies at my local Dollar Tree in October. They will likely keep them in stock until early December. I had plenty of snow to make several ornaments, and I only used two of the miniatures for my ornament. You can easily batch these out and make gifts for friends and family!
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- mason jar ornament
- Christmas miniatures
- scrap foam
- Snow-Tex or white craft paint
- faux snow ornament filler
- hot glue gun
- craft glue
- glitter tape or ribbon (optional)
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HOW TO ASSEMBLE A SNOW GLOBE ORNAMENT
- Cut a piece of scrap foam so that it fits inside the mouth of the jar ornament.
I had foam balls on hand, but you can also use leftover packaging from your recycling bin. You can also find styrofoam at the dollar store.
- Use hot glue or craft glue to adhere the foam to the inside of the jar lid. Make sure the lid will still screw onto the jar. Adjust the size of the foam, if necessary.
Use low-temperature hot glue or the glue will melt the foam.
- Cover the foam with Snow-Tex or white craft paint. Let it dry completely.
- Use hot glue or craft glue to place the Christmas miniatures onto the foam.
I removed the base of the signpost and stuck it into the foam.
- Add faux snow into the jar and carefully screw the lid back onto the jar.
Hold the jar and the lid upsidedown so the faux snow doesn’t spill. If you added too much snow, remove the cape from the top of the ornament and pour some back into the package.
- Add ribbon or glitter tape to the rim of the jar lid, if desired.
GIVING THE ORNAMENTS AS GIFTS
I think these simple snow globe ornaments would be lovely as gifts! You can personalize with vinyl to add the giftee’s name or the year. Tie them to a bow as a pretty accent on a holiday gift or pair them with a gift card for your child’s teacher or coach. A handmade touch is always appreciated at Christmastime!