DIY – Snow Globes in Vintage Mason Jars

Oh that’s right.

I went down the dark caverns of my basement and dug through my storage bins where I went and got my case on vintage mason jars that I picked up thrifting several years ago. After I bought them (with the anticipation of putting them in my renovated kitchen), I would up putting them away after awhile because well…should I link up to the Onion article about the popularity of Mason Jars again?

But my older daughter saw a bunch in the stores and before I knew it was I was saying “Oh we don’t have to buy them we can just make some.”

So here they are. The ultimate kid and grown up Christmas craft. The one that has its own sub-heading in Pinterest. You don’t need me to tell you how to make these right? Just go buy some epson salts and go to town. Now my daughter didn’t want to make the ones that you could shake so we made the waterless display ones. Yes she’s a kid and no I don’t understand her rational either because why wouldn’t you want to make the ones that you can shake, shake, shake…the song is in your head now isn’t it?

This one however out of all the snow globes out there, is one of my favorites. As is this one that you can shake and this one that is a necklace. And of course this one that lights up, is just amazing.

Here are ours. The figurines and ornaments are a mix purchased at Target, Dollar Tree and Dollarama.

DIY Snow Globe - northstory

Waterless snow globe - northstory

Waterless Snow Globes in vintage mason jars - northstory

DIY Snow Globes in vintage mason jars - northstory

I also made these ones with ornaments.

Christmas ornaments in a vintage mason jar - northstory

Vintage mason jars turned waterless snow globes - northstory

If you’re like hey why did the photo back drop change, well that’s a long story.

And it involves about 500 shots with 3 different backdrops, all of which didn’t give me the shots I wanted. So I gave up and went to my fall back, the it’s not a GAP Ad white backdrop that matches 100% of everything that you make.

I was going to go with this series originally but changed my mind. If you tell me you like it better I will have to go find some more wine. Wait, that’s not a punishment.

DIY Vintage Mason Jar Snow Globe - northstory

Now go get your craft on this weekend while I recover from the glue gun burns of today’s epic wreath making.


  • Reply
    December 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    i love that you just made another mason jar craft- you are moving into next year’s quota. they are pretty darn cute.

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    December 7, 2014 at 12:41 am

    These are fantastic. I love the vintage feel and the bear on its side. I have a sole mason jar I may need to earmark for this purpose next year. I run into difficulty photographing my crafts this time of year as well. Lighting tends to get worse and holiday decor uses a lot of white and white on white get blown out real quick. Happy holidays!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Photography at this time of year, especially when you don’t have proper lighting gear is the worst. There are days when it’s -30 and I’m like so how can I do this all outside without freezing?

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