I've had a fascination with snow globes since I was a child. It was so fun to see the miniature scenes inside. I knew that this year's homemade ornaments were going to be a take on my childhood favorite. Here are my snow globe ornaments!
Snow Globe Ornaments
I made a total of 12 with only a few repeats. I used some store bought miniature items from the craft store and I made a few things out of polymer clay.
Snow Globe Ornament Supplies:
Drywall Mud (Joint Compound) or Plaster Of Paris
Miniature Trees and Other Items
Polymer Clay (Optional)
Step 1: Add Faux Snow
For the faux snow, I used 2 different things. One is obvious and one may surprise you. I ordered some shredded plastic faux snow from amazon since it was hard to find a small bag in stores. I only needed a little. The other "snow" was drywall mud! Leave it to a DIYer to think of something odd like that. If you have plaster of Pairs that would probably work as well.
I used clear glue to adhere the shredded plastic snow. I used Elmer's, but any clear glue will work.
Step 2: Add Miniature Elements
I painted the polymer clay items I made and when they were dry, I glued them into the globes that had the faux shredded plastic snow. The other items I stuck into the drywall mud. Once the drywall mud was dry, it "cemented" or glued the items in place.
Some of the ones with drywall mud, I also added the shredded faux snow to. If drywall mud is too thick, it will crack when it drys. So I covered it with the fau snow while it was still wet. But most of them stayed just drywall because I liked the look.
If the drywall mud does dry and have little cracks, get a small paint brush and dip it into the drywall mud. Brush over the cracks and cover them in a thin layer of drywall mud.
Day 1: Mini Letterboard Ornaments
Day 2: Clay Snowflake Ornaments
Day 3: Leather Ornaments
Day 4: Mushroom Ornaments
Day 5: Glass Etched Ornaments
Day 6: Gingerbread Ornaments
Day 7: Clay Leaf Print Ornaments
Day 8: Wood Slice Ornaments
Day 9: Snow Globe Ornaments
Day 10: Stamped Clay Ornaments
Day 11: String Ball Ornaments
Day 12: DIY Icicle Ornaments
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