DIY Photo Snow Globes

Party Favors can get expensive and hard to personalize, this DIY keeps it simple with your very own personalized Snow Globes.
Materials List

Glass jars or purchased snow globe kit

Camera and Photo Printer (We use a Canon Selfy)

Scissors or a circle punch

Template - click on the Stats tab on the right

Small, waterproof figurines and holiday figures



How to
Step 1

Determine what jar you are going to use. Oriental Trading has DIY Snow Globe kits or you can use other small jars, like those baby food comes in.

Step 2

Determine the size of the photo area. In our case it was a 2 inch circle.  I created a template for myself I can use after printing it.

Step 3

Attach the photo with a full sheet label. I designed a circular thank you sticker with the date and info of the event (see my enclosed pdf) that was 1 inch. Trace the template and cut the photo to the perfect size - one inch larger than the photo - so approximately 3 inches total.  

Step 4

I also created a little skinny sticker to go around the base of the snow globe, quoting Olaf’s favorite phrase, “some people are worth melting for”. (See template)

Step 5

Use an assortment of snowmen, trees, and other little snowy characters to complete your winter scene. Use floral clay to adhered the figurines to the inside of the lid.  It is important that you place the figures first and screw on the lid before placing the photo and labels. That way you can make sure your little figures face out.

Step 6

Place a few teaspoons of Glitter in your globe.

Step 7

Fill with water to the edge of the lip.  Do not fill it all the way. You need to allow a little space for water displacement from the characters. You also want a small amount of air in the globe/jar, or the glitter won’t fall.

Step 8

Seal the lip with a strip of silicon or teflon pipe thread tape.

Step 9

Screw on the lid, dry off any water, and apply the skinny label to the lid.

Step 10

Using the template, cut out your photo.  Peel the backing off the circular label.  Place the photo in the center of the label so that there is a rim of sticky all around.

Step 11

Place the sticker on the back side of the bottle. Press around the edges to attach securely to the jar.

Step 12

Shake up your snow globe and enjoy!

Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 5 children