DIY ~ Waterless Snow Globes Using Empty Candle Jars

Christmas is fast approaching and since I’m not allowed to decorate for Christmas yet until after Thanksgiving, I figured I might as well start some Christmas projects early this year.

I’ve always been a huge fan of recycling, repurposing containers. Since I hoard candles, I have a lot of empty candle jars. I wanted to use them to make some DIY Christmas gifts for my siblings this year. These are very inexpensive to make and people just love them. You can pretty much find everything at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for your snow globes.  The possibilities are endless.  I just need to figure out how to put lights inside and it will be perfect. For now, I came up with 3 styles.

Here are the things that you’ll need:

Empty Candle Jar with a flat lid (mine is from Bath and Body Works)

House Die (or get the tiny little houses at a craft store)

Card Stock to create the tiny house

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive (very important if you’re making 3D projects)


Small Bottle Brush Trees (green or white)



Decorative Buttons

Tiny plastic light bulbs

Small Deer and Gingerbread Men (you can find them at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or AC Moore)

Fake Snow

Hot glue

Here are the photos of the finished projects. I am also including my YouTube video on this post if you guys would like to see how I put it together.

Created by Maria Russell –
Created by Maria Russell –
Created by Maria Russell –

I hope I have inspired you today to start your Christmas crafts!

Santa’s Magical Key

Are your kids worried about Santa not being able to enter the house to bring presents because you don’t have a Chimney? Lol! Then you can solve this problem by making this project.

 The Poem:

Dear Santa,

We don’t have a chimney

And I was worried as could be

About how you’d bring the

Presents to my family & me…

But now I’ve solved the problem

And I’m not sad anymore

For hanging from this ribbon

Is the key to our front door!

Materials You’ll Need:

Card Stock ( 11 by 4 ½ inches)

Designer Series Paper (cut at 8 X 4 inches)

Designer Series Paper (cut at 4 x 2 ½ inches)

Envelope Punch Board

1 3/8 Circle Punch

Key (I found mine at Michael’s)

Other Embellishment to decorate your tag



Trim or Ribbon

Do some crafting with your kids and create great memories!