Stemware Snow Globes

Inexpensive stemware from IKEA are easily converted into interesting snow globes…

Stemware snow globes from Family Chic.

Small plastic reindeer (picked up at Michaels for a few dollars) are caught in a winter scene under glass.

Ikea stemware turned into snow globes from Family Chic.

You can also check resale shops for lone stemware pieces.

I used a brandy glass and a red wine goblet from IKEA to make mine – they cost a few dollars each.

Place glass upside down onto cardboard and trace the circumference of the opening. I used cardboard from a cracker box – but you could also use a card too.

Using a hot glue gun, I attached my objects to the cardboard. I bought my trees and deer at Micheals, but you could use pinecones, old jewelry or even a photograph.

Fill glass with a few tablespoons of artificial snow or glitter.

Line rim of glass with hot glue and press on cardboard.

I cut a piece of decorative origami paper to cover the back of the cardboard.

A sliver of the cardboard base will be poking out from the rim a bit – to cover this up, I painted it with white glue and dusted it with white glitter.

You can leave these as they are or top with a candle.

You could also rest an ornament or pine cone on top too.




  1. Bella  December 12, 2011

    Oh my goodness! This is simply stunning! And it seems quite easy to make. The snow globes look amazing with the candles on top! Just lovely! 🙂

    • camilla  December 12, 2011

      Thanks Bella! They are SO easy to make – I was thinking they would make a nice teacher gift! Thanks for commenting, C

  2. Dawn Sparks  December 12, 2011

    these are so neat!!

    • camilla  December 12, 2011

      Thanks Dawn! These are fun to make. Take Care, C

  3. Michelle  December 12, 2011

    What a clever idea! And so pretty!

  4. AJ Tarrant  December 13, 2011

    Love the snow globe variation, especially with the candles.
    You are right! Good gift idea for friends and neighbors.

  5. Catlady  December 16, 2011

    Neat idea! And you can almost always find wine glasses and other stemmed glasses at thrift stores for less than a buck each!! (And for that matter, I don`t need to donate all of my packed-away never used glasses to them, now, either!)

  6. Helga_Star  December 22, 2011

    About My God as it amazingly looks! Your comments on jewels. It really glamour! It will be a royal decor!

  7. sheila  December 26, 2011

    they are lovely and I am going to try then for next year.

  8. Meltem Muganlı  December 29, 2011

    Super idea! So lovely. I must try.. Poor glass =(

  9. pınar  December 30, 2011

    Many thanks for the excellent and very romantic share yours

  10. Carol Bell  August 26, 2012

    I made these with xmas miniatures and wine glasses I had taking up space. Loved them!!! Thanks for the idea!

  11. Pek çok şeyin deftercisi  October 14, 2012

    really so creative , moreover it s a candlestick.Thanxx I wont wait the new year..

  12. Jules2572  November 9, 2012

    I am so in love with these!! MUST MAKE!! Ty for the idea!! 🙂

  13. Jules2572  November 10, 2012

    Made these tonight!! So in love with them. Dollar tree stemware baby!!!

  14. wendy  November 12, 2012

    I am definitely going to try these, I have some glasses I can use. Too cool!

  15. Giovanna Esteves  November 16, 2012

    nossa, fiquei encantada… vou fazer p ornamentar a mesa da ceia… lindooo..

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  17. virlene  November 16, 2012

    amei ,achei muito criativo, ficou lindo. parabéns

  18. Rosana  November 16, 2012

    parabéns pela criatividade, ficaram lindos d+

  19. Amanda  November 17, 2012

    I really like this idea, and plan on making some.

    Question: can you put water in the glasses after adding the fake snow or glitter, so when you turn the globes over, the snow drifts down, as in a traditional snow globe?


    • camilla  November 17, 2012

      Hi Amanda – thanks for stopping by! I used cardboard to seal the base, so water would not work – but I have seen a tutorial at Martha Stewart for making traditional snow globes in jars – you could check that out. Take care, Camilla

  20. Veronica  November 17, 2012

    I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for these. I just made 8 of these with my 10 yr. old daughter. We found some fun animals and figurines at Hobby Lobby. We also used some small pinecones and sticks from outside. They turned out so cute and I think they are going to be a hit this christmas. I spent about $30 and now have 10 gifts. Thanks again for sharing! I just adore them!

  21. heather  November 18, 2012

    Wow! I made 2 of these last night and had a blast! Dollar Tree had lovely glasses so i grabbed them there…talk about a a frugal project, but wow, what an impressive one! The only thing I did differently was to add felt to the bottom on the cardboard (just used spray adhesive) and glittery pipe cleaners glued around the base. Thank you soooo much for such a great craft!!!!

  22. tanya  November 19, 2012

    I am soo excited for this. I got the perfect glass from my local thrift shop for $0.75 and i seen that dollar tree had the little Christmas village characters I am soo making this.

  23. Nikki  November 20, 2012

    OMG!! I LOVE this idea!! my daughter is crazy over snow glows and candle perfect is this?? and it will be a simple, easy thing for my grandkids to make for their momma’s!! thanks so much for this tutorial..many blessings from my family to yours 🙂

  24. Maeghan  November 26, 2012

    These are wonderful! I made a few of my own yesterday. I also put a thin red ribbon around the bottom to hide where the cardboard meets the glass 🙂

  25. Barbara  November 28, 2012

    What a lovely idea!!! I think i film try it immediately! A fun and cheap gift for Xmas!!!! Thanks!!!!!!

  26. Dom  November 28, 2012

    You did such a good job with these! They look great. 🙂
    Repinned on pinterest. 🙂


  27. Cindy  November 28, 2012

    My Mom had some of these that she made in the ’60’s:) I loved them:) She had modeling clay on the bottom of the stems and had taper candles stuck in them…thanks for sharing! My daughter and I will have to make these!

  28. jean woods  November 29, 2012

    Great project for next year, wish I had found it in time for this year.

  29. steppeland  November 29, 2012

    Great idea and beautifully done!

  30. Mindy  November 30, 2012

    I made two of these with my daughters today. We found the glasses at the Dollar Tree as well as some figurines. It only cost us about $2 to make each one. Thank you so much for sharing this. We plan on making some for all of the kids music and Sunday school teachers! You’ve saved me a lot of money on a gift that doesn’t come across as cheap! It was so simple to make! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  31. vanessa  December 4, 2012

    I watch 2 kids in addition to my own 2 days a week & I am always looking for easy crafts they can do & take home. These would make great gifts to give their moms.

  32. michelle  December 5, 2012

    OMG how cute and simple can not wait to do this for our christmas party this year…..awesome

  33. Megan  December 6, 2012

    I was wondering, what brand of fake snow did you use and where did you find it? I am having a hard time finding it. Thanks!

    • camilla  December 6, 2012

      Hi Megan – I can’t remember the brand – but I bought it at Michaels – it was in a bag and it was fine. Be sure not to get the kind that looks like shredded plastic bags – it needs to be like the consistency of glitter. Hope this helps, Camilla

  34. Bobbi  December 15, 2012

    Made these today with my daughter for teacher gifts. They came out great and we had fun!!

  35. Fahima  January 21, 2013

    Love this as a gift idea. Just made it for my cousin and her husband’s new apartment. I used their wedding pics on two ring boxes for one glass. I used mini wooden letters of their initials for another, and a dollhouse frame for the third glass. Came out awesome!

  36. rick yoon  February 28, 2013

    It’s very nice and romantic.. ^^

  37. Yolanda Crisostomo  March 10, 2013

    Very Beautiful, Very Classy! I Love it! I’m making this!!! I shared it with our group members on CafeMom – Holiday and Party Crafts – with a link back to the tutorial here. Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent! ~Yolanda~

  38. dizzy  March 19, 2013

    These would be very nice for any occassion. Great idea. I love it. I will be making some of these this weekend.
    You can use birthday candles and disney characters for a childs birthday

  39. dalva maria  April 3, 2013

    amei a idéia é lindo para dar de prasente.

  40. TONI A.  May 21, 2013

    I just made one of these using a fairy, a wine goblet, and a few blueish toned glitter packets. The glitter covered the inside of the goblet and you can barely see the fairy, however, it is still cute. I’m not sure if I’ll do my last three fairies.

  41. Dorothy  May 29, 2013

    What a beautiful idea; I’m so into the ocean- sand, shells, sand dollars, crabs, etc. I can’t wait to make this. The candle is the finishing touch.

  42. Kyra  November 14, 2013

    This is gonna be a christmas present for my momma!

  43. Deb  November 15, 2013

    I soo love this – beautiful. Do you have to use a dripless candle? If not, how do you prevent the wax from being all over the glass? Thanks!!

  44. Dianna  November 17, 2013

    These are so pretty & look easy to make! I love how you topped them with candles & have them grouped together! I think it would be a good way to use single stemmed glasses that were part of a set. Thank you for the great idea!

  45. Maria  November 18, 2013

    Those look amazing. Thanks for the idea, thinking of using as Christmas centerpiece.

  46. Asha Ram  November 19, 2013

    Loved loved loved this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  47. Troy Rush  November 21, 2013

    Just made them so easy and so nice! thank you!