This snow globe ornament is easy to recreate with just a few supplies, but the result is a showstopper! This tutorial will show you how to create your own.
Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? I’m in love, as you can tell. The showstopper piece for this ornament are these adorable mini nativity figurines, which I found in the mini ornament section of Michaels. They are called Merry Minis, and the backs have a little loop, perhaps to attach a hook to?
Nativity Snow Globe Ornament Supplies
The other items should be a breeze to find – here’s what you’ll need to make your own snow globe ornament:
- Merry Minis Christmas figurines/ornaments
- small foam wreath
- snap together clear ornament
- hot glue gun <– here’s a link to mine, it’s cordless and pure magic!
- glue sticks
- faux snow flakes
- chalkboard paper (optional)
- chalk marker (optional)
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How to Make a Snow Globe Ornament
Use one half of your ornament to measure out a little base for your figurines to stand in. Any type of foam will work, but the wreath shape is nice because it gives a rounded edge to the base.
Once your piece is cut out, it should look like this:
Next, prepare your figurines. I found this pack at Michaels, in the section with the miniature Christmas trees and small ornaments. I couldn’t find them online anywhere, but they were $4.99 Canadian, as you can see, but with a half off coupon, I only paid $2.50.
Using a small dab of hot glue (too much and you will melt the styrofoam), attach the figures into the foam base. It is easier if you arrange the figures before attaching the base to the ornament. I learned this the hard way as I tried to place all of those tiny pieces into the ornament. Once the figures are attached, apply a few dabs of hot glue to bottom of the ornament and stick on the base. Hold it in place until dry.
Sprinkle in a small amount of faux snowflakes. The snowflakes will go into any nooks and crannies left open by your base, and make the entire thing look like a snowy hilltop.
Adding a Background to a Snow Globe Ornament
You could finish there, add the back, and call it a day, or you can create the night time sky backdrop like I did. To do this, you will need the black (or chalkboard) paper, a chalk marker, and some scissors.
Trace around the empty half of the ornament to create a circle, and cut it out with the scissors. Draw a star in the corner using the chalk marker, and then use a little bit of hot glue to attach it to the half of the ornament with your figures.
Attach the two halves of your ornament back together and create a hanging loop with some baker’s twine.
Pretty cute, right? I really love it, and it will look great hanging on our tree this Christmas. It would also make a great gift!
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