DIY: Countertop “Snow Globes” with Lights

by | Dec 21, 2018

We love an easy project (as you’ve figured out by now, if you’ve read any of our project posts) and this fun afternoon craft is a perfect one for the Christmas break. These snow globes don’t use water but we love the look of mason jars and lights without the mess.

Materials

  • mason jars of different sizes 
  • battery lights
  • cars, trees, models
  • fake snow
  • tape – we used blue painters tape here, to do it again, we’d go with clear #live #learn
  • props to elevate models if needed

The Process

Assemble the jars, toys, lights, snow, and more on the dining room table. Pour a glass of unsweet iced tea or make a cup of warm spice tea while you work.

The little tree on this car may have seen better days but it’s a Mustang. That’s a keeper. Dave collected Hallmark automobile ornaments in his 20’s and we love them on our tree and they make a nice accent in these lit mason jar projects.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

The Thunderbird is a favorite as well.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Match the mason jar to the object.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Choose either warm or pure white battery lights.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights
DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

We used blue painter’s tape for this project because most of the time, it’s super-handy. Next time, we’ll go with clear packing tape instead.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Here is a handful of the faux snow. Not quite as bad as glitter, keep it contained or be ready with a quick vac.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Add snow to the jars.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights
DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Secure the battery box into the lid of the jar. An alternative is to tuck the battery box under the snow or lightly screw down the threaded ring of the jar onto the the wire of the batter lights and leave the battery box outside the jar.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Turn on the lights and spiralize them into the snow and jar.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

We kept losing the Mustang in a snowdrift. Two dice to the rescue like a couple of blocks!

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

The assembled project.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights
DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

A close up view. This is an alternative view with no snow.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

The Thunderbird without faux snow. This project is going onto a mantle.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

Our tribute to the Cadillac Ranch. Several of these in a row would be fun. Don’t know what the Cadillac Ranch is? Check it out here.

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

We love this teddy bear ornament in this project as well!

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights

DIY: Countertop "Snow Globes" with Lights
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes
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