day 7 – mini ball jar snow globe ornament

Ball jars and make-your-own snow globes made in them are still all the rage this year – at least from what I can see in every store, online forum, and Pinterest board under the sun!

mini ball jar snow globe ornament diy tutorial how to project main

After seeing so many larger variations, I thought why not take it to the mini size and turn it into an ornament?

Here’s what you will need:

supplies to create your own mini snow globe ornament

  • E6000 glue (I used white to look like snow, but you can use clear, too)
  • A jump ring
  • A tiny clear jar
  • A tiny tree or other little item to put inside
  • Fake snow
  • Baker’s twine
  • Mini stars
  • Hot glue
  • White paint and foam brush

Now let’s put this little project together!

1.  Begin by putting a dab of E6000 onto the bottom of the jar.  Let it sit, according to package directions, for about 2 minutes before putting the jump ring into the glue.  You will need to be prepared to hold it for a while…

adding E6000 to top of ball jar snow globe ornament adding jump ring to the glue to create the hook for the ball jar Christmas tree ornament

2.  Paint the lid and let it dry.

painting the lid of the jar for the ball jar holiday ornament project

3.  Hot glue your tree into the bottom of the dry lid.  Hot glue on a star at the top if you want.

finishing up the mini snow globe Christmas tree ornament made with a ball jar

4.  Tie some baker’s twine around the lid and add a little star with your hot glue.

5.  Add in your fake snow – both into the jar and onto the glue dab on the glass portion with the jump ring.  Screw the lid on tightly.

6.  Once your E6000 is completely dry, take some more baker’s twine and tie it onto the jump ring to create a hanger for your ornament.

Now you have a little teeny tiny adorable snow globe for your tree!

final image of mini ball jar Christmas tree ornament


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