How to Make Winter Snow Globe Jars

How to make winter snow globe jars (my family loved making these) kellyelko.com

Gather around my good little girls and boys for a magical story.

No, it’s not about a reindeer who could fly nor about a jolly old man that leaves presents under the tree.

 

Imagine a happy place where the snow is always pure white and glistening…

you don’t need to own a snow shovel …

and you can stroll over a footbridge in the festive town square never worrying about slipping on ice and breaking a hip.

Make Snow Village Jars - my family loved making these! kellyelko.com

Yes, my friends, such a place really does exist.

In my snow globe jars.

These pedestrian only jars don’t have to worry about cars creating brown slush.

Make a fun Christmas craft - snow globe jars kellyelko.com

How to Make Winter Village Jars

Supplies:

–Β JarsΒ (I used one 2 gallon, a 1 gallon and a 1/2 gallon jar)
– Dollar store ceramic houses, people and trees
– Spray paint (my favorites are copper, gold and silver)
Epsom salts (snow!)

1) Order jars in different sizes (2 gallon, 1 gallon and 1/2 gallon)

2) Run to the dollar store and stock up on ugly ceramic houses, churches, snowmen, people and cute trees

3) Spray paint the ugly ceramic pieces

4) Pour snow (epsom salts!) into your jars

5) Arrange your village

6) Throw away your shovel and enjoy the winter wonderland

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How to make winter village snow jars kellyelko.com

Best part about these jars is that I have tons of uses for them once the snow melts.

I love putting them on my counter tops filled with flour, sugar and salt with cute little measuring cup scoops.

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  1. Loving these! As I started reading this post it reminded me of “A Christmas Story”, My favorite Christmas movie!!! Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra.

  2. Kelly,
    There are so many to choose from. I do have to say lately, that anything my sweet 6 year old granddaughter sings to me becomes my favorite “at that moment”! There’s something magical about the enthusiasm and excitement in a child’s voice as they burst into song. Even though the notes may be slightly off key at times, it sounds like angel to me! : )
    Thank for the wonderful idea with the jars and the chance for a giveaway. How fun and easy!
    PS….call me slow, but I’ve always went and bought packaged snow. I’d never thought of using epsom salts. Dollar Store, here I come

  3. These are SO cool! thanks for posting! btw, your pics look amazing!! lol

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

    My fave Christmas Carol is “Oh, Holy NIght” Love it!

    Joey

  4. Your Winter Wonderland Jars are Gorgeous and how pretty they would be down center of dining room table or on a mantel even. I love them type of jars.
    Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity.
    Favorite song. I have many but I do enjoy listening to ‘O Holy Night’.
    ColleenB.

  5. Awesome giveaway… thanks so much for the opportunity!

    If I’m vacuuming, my favorite song is “Santa Baby”. If it’s the end of the night, then “O Holy Night” along with low lights, a glass of wine, fire in the fireplace and my feet up on the ottoman.

  6. I am obsessed with these jars! My favorite Christmas song is Silent NIght but like Susan (above) I like Santa Baby as I am cleaning.

  7. I think I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas is one favorite. But it has to be sung by good ole Bing! I love any of the Christmas songs sung by my old favorites, Bing or Dean, make it to my favorite list. Your jars are adorable and I’m ready to move into one πŸ™‚

  8. As usual; absolute perfection! i have EVERYTHING I need to make these babies on hand. Oh I love it when my hoarding tendencies pay off!!! Fillmore Container has such awesome stuff… I love their website! Great job, my friend!!! xoxo jules

  9. I’m torn between “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night.” They are calm and soothing, which holiday times usually aren’t πŸ˜‰ love your display and that it’s reusable. Cute jars for other stuff later and Epsom salts for a good soak after the holiday madness. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  10. Silver Bells makes me cry. And so does the thought you won’t be baking any Christmas cookies cuz your cookie-jars are all busy being decorations.

  11. My favorite is The Little Drummer Boy.
    The Heritage Hill jars are very nice and what a great idea you have there for using those jars for the
    Holiday season. The epsom salts for the snow is genius.

  12. “Carol of the Bells” is my fav Christmas carol. Love your snow globes. Would really like to make some for my home this holiday season. Good luck to all!

  13. I love these jars, & I can’t wait to create a winter wonderland of my own! Listening to the one & only Bing singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” will inspire me.

  14. My favorite Christmas Carol is “Angels We Have Heard on High.” I love to have fun with the “gloooooria” of it all! πŸ™‚ I have some vintage candy jars left to me by an Aunt who had a small country store in the 50’s that will suit this project just fine!! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait!!!

  15. Hm, been quite some time since I’ve heard a Christmas carol. Guess I’d have to say that my favourite is White Christmas. And I love the classic film as well.

    Mille grazie for the great give away!

    Mahalo.

  16. Mine is a toss up between O Holy Night and Do You Hear What I Hear. I could listen to those two songs over & over again, all year long!

  17. My favorite Christmas song is “Almost Christmastime” by David Meece. As for carols, I love almost all of them-it’s hard to choose.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway opportunity! I have to list two songs…my Mother’s favorite was ‘Silent Night’ and now that she’s passed, I can’t hear without hearing her singing it (and crying of course!). I have to say ‘Christmas in Dixie’ by my favorite band Alabama…it just warms my heart!

  19. I have the perfect little glitter house and santa to make one of these! Thanks again for the inspiration! And to me, there’s nothing more peaceful and nostalgic than Rosemary and Bing singing “Count Your Blessings.”

  20. Favorite carol? That’s like choosing a favorite sushi restaurant. If I’m forced to pick I’d probably pick Santa Baby for modern carol, and Three Silver Bells for traditional (I’m not actually sure that’s the name of it though).

  21. Can’t wait to try this…There Gorgeous! Thank-You..Hands down My all time Fave,Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by Miss Judy Garland!

  22. Oh my!! I could make a village inside each one and not have my cats swatting them all over the house!!!! I love all the Carol’s; but if I have to pick one it would be Silent Night, especially sung in German. I would just love to win!!

  23. It is hard to pick only one favorite Christmas carol, but I would have to say “O Holy Night”.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous contest! Love your blog!

  24. My favorite Christmas carol has always been “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. Now that we live in South Carolina, the chances of a white Christmas is “slim to none”. Nevertheless, it is still my favorite.
    Your snow globe ideas are fantastic! They look easy and fun to do make and would be inexpensive if you shop for materials at the dollar store. This way, this old gal could put several around the house and think back to the White Christmas’s I enjoyed and shared with my family. Thanks for the ideas!

  25. Since I first heard it over 40 years ago, sung in church by a local girl, my favorite has been O Holy Night. Every time I hear it, it takes me back. Love the jars and the snow scenes! Great giveaway, thank you !

  26. I love all Christmas songs!! They always put me in a good mood.. I don’t think I could narrow it down to “Top 10” so I know I can’t pick just one!!

  27. I love all the songs of Christmas, but I like Rudolph the best, especially when I get to sing it with my beautiful grand-daughters. Thanks for the give away opportunity, good luck everyone.

  28. My favorite Christmas carol is “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”. Great giveaway, can think of a million ways to use these beautiful jars.

  29. So cute!! And it is too hard to name a favorite, it depends on what I’m doing. I love Santa Baby, but I also love I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Silent Night, O Holy Night, etc… I love Christmas carols!!

  30. Hard to pick just one carol!! Straight No Chaser is obvious, but The 12 Pains of Christmas is a definate contender in my top 5…Carol of The Bells is timeless as well as White Christmas. Elvis’ Blue Christmas…gosh O could go on and on…lol! Would love love love to win these jars! Great giveaway Kelly!

  31. I can’t think of a single Christmas carol I don’t like. Glad to know I’m not the only one cranking up the carols and cleaning house. Love Fillmore always watching their ideas on FB.

  32. I love this idea and will use it with my own little houses, I only have a couple so this works well. I won’t be painting them though. We have 5 wonderful grandchildren under 4 so this is a perfect idea to keep them out of trouble and save my ceramics!

  33. Aaaah, this is absolutely wonderful Kelly! I’m posting about my kitchen decor next week and I have to add something like this since I have a lot of jars lying around the house! I did use a bunch of bottle brush trees all around my kitchen, can you guess where? I hope I can whip up something similar and will let you know, these are perfect, was dreaming of a Christmas village, but now I can make a small one! THANK YOU!

  34. I wanted to let you know Kelly, every time I try to Pin from your posts I can never do it because no picture pops up in the corner. It is always empty.

    Cynthia

  35. Coventry Carol – especially when sung by John Denver (dating myself aren’t I).

    What a great project! I love your scenes. I’ll have to keep a look out for those ugly ceramic houses. I love your blog, and Thank You so much for giving us this chance to win.!

  36. the house always looks so sad and lifeless after all the christmas decorations come down. this is the perfect answer = winter snowglobes after christmas. can even change them to keep it fun. so going to use this idea this year. just need some jars…hmmm.

  37. Love the snow globes and thank you for the giveaway! LOVE the jars! My favorite Christmas carol – probably O Holy Night, Silent Night or Silver Bells…but I love all of them!

  38. I love “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. It reminds me of my dad singing to me and my little brother at Christmas time.

  39. I just love the music of Christmas and have so many I all call favorites–but–Silent Night has always been so special to me…

  40. Oh Kelly, These snow jars are so beautiful! What a lovely statement they would make on a kitchen counter or buffet table. I love how you have them grouped together. One could create a whole Christmas or winter village! My favorite Christmas Carol is either Oh Come All Ye Faithful or The Little Drummer Boy.

  41. Kelly, I COPIED your idea!!!! I put it in my blog right now and of course gave you hopefully the credit you deserve. Let me know what you think. πŸ™‚

  42. My favorite Christmas song right now is either “God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen” by Rascal Flatts or “Hallelujah, Light Is Come” by Barlow Girl. but there are SOOOOO many…I’m sure you all can relate. Thanks for the jar idea…I actually just rec’d the big jar for a gift, filled with ornaments. but now I’ll probably use it to make the snow jar! I love this idea!

  43. Love the jars! Such a great idea and so inexpensive! I want a hippopatamus for christmas is a new favorite of mine
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  44. I’ve been wanting to do a little Christmas vignette in a jar for a long time, and your examples were just the inspiration I needed. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    My favorite Christmas carol is ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’…it’s just so poetic and haunting!!

  45. I like all kinds of Christmas Carols from O Holy Night to Walking in a Winter Wonderland…but one of my favorites is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by the Bare Naked Ladies!

  46. My favorite Christmas carol is “Silent Night”. On Christmas Eve at our church we light candles and encircle the sanctuary and sing “Silent Night”. It is so special. I would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  47. ‘Silent Night’ also ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ are my favorite Christmas carols. I know you asked for one, but I have so many!! Thank you for the DIY snow jars! I love this!!

  48. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas. Just love that song! Rather funny actually since I live in Southern California. At best we might see a dusting of snow on the mountain tops. Whatever the weather, I love winter and the holiday season.
    Your Winter Snow Globes in a Jar are fabulous. Very clever! Thanks for sharing.

    Jean

  49. Love these jars! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of them before! Now, I want a bunch! Favorite Christmas carol??? Let’s see…”Merry Christmas Baby!”

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  52. Hi Kelly, Some things never grow old! Like these darling winter village snow jars. I have grandchildren old enough to be delighted seeing these jars on Glamma and G’s coffee bar this Christmas and winter. May I ask where you procured your jars? Many thanks!

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