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How To Make A Gumball Machine Snow Globe

How To Make A DIY Snow Globe out of a Gumball Machine: Easy Christmas decoration using a mini gumball machine and turning it into a waterless snow globe.
How To Make A DIY Snow Globe out of a Gumball Machine:  Easy Christmas decoration using a mini gumball machine and turning it into a waterless snow globe.

It’s Christmas time, and time to decorate.  I’m loving all things white, vintage and cute this year, and this little project ticks all three boxes.  This might one of my cutest ideas ever. Let me show how to make a DIY snow globe using a gumball machine.

how to make a snow globe out of a gumball machine

Materials:

  • gumball machine
  • cardboard
  • mini Christmas tree
  • beads
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • faux snow 
  • glitter

How To Make A DIY Snow Globe

1. I started out with a little plastic gum ball machine. I’ve seen them at second hand stores, and traditional red would be cute for Christmas too. I wanted a little white one. I found this one, recommended as a wedding favour, in white for $2.88 I like the mini size -this one is about 12 cm tall.

DIY snow globe

The plastic top comes off, so it’s easy to make a little snow globe scene inside. Since it’s a real gum ball machine, I used a little white paper to make a base for the tree.

Gumball Machine Snow Globe

2. I decorated a little bottle brush tree with a few pretty beads, just glued on with some hot glue. Then I glued the tree onto the paper base.  It’s great to be able to create that vintage feel, with the bottle brush tree.  It would be cute in other colours too.

DIY snow globe ideas

3. Next I added the clear plastic piece back in place, over the tree.  Then I removed the white top to add in some faux snow and some glitter (because Christmas needs a little sparkle).

Then, just twist the white lid back on. So simple. So sweet.

how to make a DIY snow globe

I love how the beads I used look a little gumball-ish too. We’ve had a light dusting of snow here, yesterday afternoon, and there’s still some on the ground this morning. This little snow globe seems perfect for today.

gumball machine snow globe DIY

With a pretty DIY snow globe like this for Christmas, life really is a party.

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

You might also like our Christmas Diorama here.

Christmas Diorama: rustic Christmas decoration made from an up-cycled old drawer, and some woodland animal figures.

Also check out Snow Globe Christmas Ornament here.

You might also enjoy DIY Christmas Crackers here.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Crackers: Simple tutorial for making your own DIY Christmas crackers out of inexpensive vintage Little Golden books -so adorable!

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19 Comments

  1. Found you through the Linky Party and my 13 yr old daughter and I fell in love with project!! She collects snowglobes and now we have another project to work on. So glad to have found you. Thanks.

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