These adorable ornaments only require a few materials and are quick and easy to make. They make great, affordable gifts as well!
Living in Southern California means I only see snow on far away mountains and rarely up close. It's great to have a little piece of the quintessential winter hanging on a tree.
Snow Globe Ornament
- Clear Ornament
- Miniature evergreen tree (I found mine at Michael's in the an area designated for miniature Christmas villages)
- White or clear glitter
- A pair of tweezers or something you can use to position the tree once inside the ornament
- Hot glue gun (with glue of course)
- Small funnel if glitter container had too wide of a mouth for a controlled pour
Step one: Remove metal top from ornament. When glue gun is fully heated, add a dollop of glue to the bottom of the ornament by inserting the nose of the glue gun into the hole at the top of the ornament and letting the glue fall into the bottom. You will want to make sure that the glue is very hot so you have time to position the tree (so don't put glue in when glue gun has just barely heated up enough to push glue out).
Step two: Put tree in ornament through hole. I had to push mine in pretty hard since it was a bit wide. Don't let the tree touch the glue until you get tweezers inside to position it correctly, so that the bottom of the tree is firmly affixed to the glue. Hold tree in place until glue dries.
Step three: Add glitter to ornament until happy with glitter depth at bottom of ornament.
Step four: glue metal top to ornament by adding a circle of hot glue to the inside of metal top and pushing firmly to top of ornament. Be careful! Metal will be hot!
That's it! You're done!