Teeny tiny snow globe ornaments

What could be more festive than a holiday DIY that you can both decorate with and wrap up as a pretty little present? I always love to create handmade gifts whenever possible, and today’s DIY is helping me check a few more people off my list. If you’re just now following along, last week I made a cute little winter village, advent calendar Christmas ornaments and the prettiest pink and gold tree topper. To keep up the crafty holiday spirit, today I’ll be showing you one more DIY to add to your décor. Ornaments give a Christmas tree its own personality, and these adorable snow globes add a nice wintry touch. The best part of this project is that it’s so simple, you’ll be able to knock out a handful of ornaments in one batch. So if crafting all season long is right up your alley, get cozy and try out my latest DIY: snow globe ornaments. Fire up those glue guns…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a pack of clear ornaments
  • miniature Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments and presents (found at your local craft store)
  • fake snow
  • baker’s twine
  • hot glue gun

Here’s how to make them:

1. Being by removing the silver top off of your clear ornaments. I used plastic, shatterproof ornaments just in case!

2. Sprinkle fake snow into the bottom of the ornament. I opted to fill each ornament about 1/3 of the way full.

How to make the sweetest snow globe ornaments for Christmas

3. The miniature wreaths that I bought at my local craft store came with strings attached. If your mini Christmas decorations do not have strings attached, use a piece of baker’s twine to create your own. You then want to hot glue this piece of string to the inside of the ornament’s lid. Your mini wreath should now be dangling from the top of the ornament lid.

How to make snow globe ornaments

How to DIY snow globe ornaments

4. Reattach and secure the ornament lid back on. Tie a loop of baker’s twine onto the hook of the ornament to hang on your tree!

Lauren Conrad's tiny snow globe ornaments

How to make Lauren's teeny tiny snow globe ornaments

5. Repeat these steps with each of your mini Christmas decorations.

The cutest Christmas DIY

How to make the cutest Christmas ornaments

Wasn’t that easy? I just love how sweet they look on my Christmas tree.

Do you have any fun DIYs that you enjoy doing around the holidays?

Let me know what they are in the comments!

XO Lauren

Photos: Valorie Darling for LaurenConrad.com
  • These snow globe ornaments are adorable! I love the idea of giving a set of these as a gift to somebody because they are very unique and special.


  • Nikki Laraja

    These are too cute for words!


  • Katy miller

    Where did you get the square ornaments from?

    • Jennifer Xia

      hi katy!!! I think pretty much any store sells them ’cause I remember a few years back we got them from a nearby supermarket chain store. Or you can try a craft store if there’s one near you!!

      happy happy holidays!

      — Jennifer Xia 🙂

  • Janelle Lien

    oh my goodness this brings back such good memories of my childhood! We used to do these every year in elementary school 🙂 best time of the year!


    Janelle Lien


    • Chiew Shau

      Hi Janelle, do you remember how long it took to make one of them? I want to do this as a project but don’t have much time!

      Thanks! — Chiew S.

      • Janelle Lien

        chiew, I would say that it takes around 30 minutes? 😀 Good luck, they’re lots of fun!


        Janelle Lien


        • Chiew Shau

          Okay, great thank you so much Janelle Lien! — Chiew Shau

  • Jennifer Xia

    Wow these look so aesthetic!! 😉

    happy happy holidays to everyone!!

    — Jennifer Xia 😉

    j. xia

    • Ailyn Y.

      Happy holidays to you too, Jennifer! You’re so kind to wish everyone!

      • Jennifer Xia

        aw thanks ailyn!!

  • Such a creative little idea <3 🙂 Loving the idea! Thank you so much for always sharing so many cute little DIYs!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • So cute! Love how simple yet festive they are. 🙂