DIY Anthropologie Mason Jar Snow Globes

I love the little Mason Jar Snow Globes they are selling at Anthropologie right now, but not so keen on the price tag. I couldn’t resist the urge to make my own for a fraction of the price and you can too! Take a look…

You can make these in 3 minutes!

For this project you will need: Mason jars (available in a variety of sizes at craft and grocery stores for $1.00- $2.99 a piece), bottlebrush trees (I got a bag of 20 different sized trees for $10.00 at a craft store), artificial snow and a glue gun or floral stick.

Place about a half of a cup of artificial snow in jar. Depending on the size of the jar – you may need more or less – just add enough to blanket the bottom of the jar and cover the base of the tree.

Using a glue gun or floral stick, attach tree to inside of lid.

Screw on lid.

Turn upside-down and tap side of jar to shake down snow from trees.

This is a great project to make and give – and definitely get the kids to help – mine loved this one.



  1. Jessa  December 1, 2011

    They really are gorgeous. I think I’ll make mine with epsom salt for snow. I’m currently obsessed with the stuff!

    • camilla  December 1, 2011

      Jessa- that’s a great idea! I was also thinking you could use uncooked white rice or dry potato flakes. Thanks! C

  2. Heather @ Life, gluten free  December 1, 2011

    That is SO neat and such a quick project. We will have to try to make one! I can’t believe Anthro is trying to charge a good $25 bucks. Crazy 🙂 Thanks for the DIY!!

    • camilla  December 2, 2011

      Thanks Heather! I was surprised at the price – I couldn’t figure it out … perhaps they used vintage bottlebrush trees??? Not sure – but loved the look 🙂 Take Care, C

  3. heidi defaut  December 2, 2011

    i have been making these for years and i’d like to suggest that you add some glycerine to the water and make sure the glue you use inside is water proof or you will have your little trees or whatever you put inside floating around soon.the glycerine makes the snow fall slowly.

  4. heidi defaut  December 2, 2011

    sorry, i should have said add the glycerine if you fill them with water.

    • camilla  December 2, 2011

      Thanks Heidi! 🙂

    • Viky  December 12, 2011

      If I don’t fill it with glycerine,just with water what would happen ?

  5. cheryl @ a pretty cool life.  December 2, 2011

    Great project…I made them a few weeks ago, too!!

    • camilla  December 3, 2011

      Cheryl – they are hard to resist! 🙂
      Take Care, C

  6. Roseanna  December 2, 2011

    So cute…love the mason jars. I used to make these with baby food jars. The ornaments are adorable, sealing them with the cork is a great idea. Here is another way to seal them. Use vintage buttons to fill balls and close them up with a two hole button…simply use the prong from the removed top and squeezed into the two button holes. I then embellished the top with strips of twine, crumpled bias tape or ripped silk!

    • camilla  December 2, 2011

      Thanks Roseanna! That is a clever trick – I will have to try it 🙂 Take Care, Camilla

  7. catie  December 3, 2011

    i did this, too!
    i’ll be running a booth where kids can make these at our town’s country christmas next saturday!

    • camilla  December 3, 2011

      Catie – That is perfect! Kids really love these and they are so easy to make. 🙂 – C

  8. Jaimie  December 3, 2011

    I loveee these! So cute. I think I’ve finally found my needed cheap-but-cute Christmas gift idea. Thank you! I can’t believe someone would pay so much for them when they are easy enough to make.

  9. Angela  December 7, 2011

    Thanks so much for this. Totally doing it!! I bought the trees at Hobby Lobby in the miniature doll house collection. I also saw them in the high end train sets collection. Just FYI for anyone else who couldn’t find them 🙂

    • camilla  December 7, 2011

      Thanks Angela! I also found bottlebrush trees at Home Depot – a bag of 21 for $6.99. They were near the ornaments and artificial trees. Thanks for commenting! 🙂 Take care, C

  10. jess  December 11, 2011

    My kids and I used ornaments instead of trees (we couldn’t find the trees and started thinking snowmen and Santa Claus. Turned out really cute and the kids picked ornaments based on their teachers likings, etc.

  11. Le  April 19, 2012

    I like it!
    The next Christmas!