I love snow globes– they are so magical, so beautiful, and so representative of the season. What could be better than a snow globe ornament you can put on your Christmas tree!? I never had many snow globes growing up because I was quite clumsy and accident prone, so I avoided them generally.
This ornament turned out just perfect, and I love that there is a little magical winter world nestled on my tree branch. It’s the closest I’ll get to snow in San Fran!
I would love to make several different sorts of snow globe ornaments, but for my first attempt I thought I’d keep it simple. Please ignore my intense need of a manicure. I’ve been doing some mega crafting and the nails are looking a ‘lil rough.
Total Crafting time: About 1 hour.
Tip: Read entire post before starting.
> white glitter or glitter snow
> white paper and tape to make funnel
> baking clay (I got mine at Michaels, and I just bought one small back of orange, sparkly white, and black)
> martha stewart translucent fine glitter glass paint (optional)
> small paint brush
1. Roll the white clay in your hands to create three small balls for the snowman body and press together. Model a tiny hat, buttons, and carrot nose from the black and orange clay.
2. Follow your clay baking directions to set the clay (I baked my guy at 225 degrees for about 20 minutes). Allow to cool.
3. Remove the top of the glass ornament.
4. Place a small dot of hot glue on the bottom of the snowman.
5. Use tweezers to carefully place the snowman into the ornament and press onto the bottom and let set for about 5 minutes.
I found I had to practice holding the tweezers just right with more pinching pressure closer to the back so that I could manuever the snowman inside.
6. (Optional step) Paint glitter paint around outside of snowman as a “snow base.”
7. Use paper funnel to pour in the white glitter “snow.”
8. Replace lid on ornament.
9. Find that perfect spot on the tree to hang your new snow globe ornament and enjoy!
Have you ever tried to make a snow globe ornament?