Sponsored by The Bountiful Basket

By Jaqueline Gutierrez

Hey Sugarplums,

Have you ever wanted to make your own snowglobe? This week we’ll show you how to make them with one surprising household item -- baby food jars. They are workhorses. You can use them to hold dry herbs, make a shaker toy for your kids and now mini-snow globes. A common project floating around on Pinterest is the mason jar snowflake. The problem is that they must be dry, because the rims of mason jars tend to rust. Baby food jars are designed to prevent that. They make cute stocking stuffers as well if you use our personalized option.


Miniature Snow Globes


Empty baby food jars

Gold paint

Mini pine trees

Mini holiday figurines

Glitter in various shapes



Glue gun

Glue sticks



  1. Remove lids from jars. Paint the lids gold and let dry for several hours.
  2. Once the lid is dry, use the hot glue to adhere the mini tree and figurine to the lid.
  3. Fill the jar with water, not to the top.
  4. Add five drops of glycerin to the water, along with as much glitter as you want.
  5. Screw the top back onto the jar; make sure it is secure.
  6. Shake vigorously; the glitter will clump. Just keep shaking it.
  7. Shake some more.

Thanks to The Bountiful Basket for its sponsorship of our DI-WednesdaY series. Its creative gift baskets gave us the inspiration to kick start our craftiness. Thanks, Bountiful Baskets!