How to make a jam jar Christmas snow globe

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam-jar snow globes!

Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that!

Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this recycled jar. With an added ribbon and berry trim, it’ll look just the part on your bedecked mantelpiece.

This is just one idea to get you started, but there’s nothing to stop you from creating your own Christmassy scenes or even mini versions to set on the festive table. Family and friends will love them, so download the free templates and get crafting today!

Want more ideas for Christmas decorations for your home? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and sparkling place settings.

Find more great projects and step-by-step guides in our ‘How to…‘ section, too.


Shopping list

White mount board
Large glass jar
12x12in Christmas papers
Artificial red wired berries
Fine glitter
Red-and-white baker’s twine
Red-and-white spotty ribbon
Acrylic paint
Free Christmas templates


How to craft a jam jar snow globe

Jam jar snow globes step 1

1. Measure the inside of the neck of the jar, then cut out several discs from a sheet of mount card. This will make a platform for your snowy scene to stand on. Give the lid a couple of coats of paint for a neutral finish.


Jam jar snow globes step 2

2. Stick the discs together with PVA glue, and once dry, check they fit the neck of the jar and the lid will close over it. Use sandpaper to smooth the sides if necessary. Decorate the top disc with glue and glitter.


Jam jar snow globes step 3

3. Use the templates to make the slot-together trees and snowman. Draw the snowman’s face and add more glitter! Assemble the scene and stick to the mountboard base with a glue gun. Decorate the lid before gluing the base into the lid and twisting the jar in place over the top.


Find more inspiration on our Christmas craft ideas Pinterest board:
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