Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globe Ornaments featuring Mel from bliss bloom {blog} {Handmade Ornament No. 9}

Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globe Ornaments featuring Mel from bliss bloom {blog} {Handmade Ornament No. 9}

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for the
Handmade Ornament Series
This week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season

I am thrilled to introduce our next guest,
Mel from bliss bloom {blog}

{Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 9}

Hi everyone! I’m Mel from bliss bloom {blog}. First of all, I’d like to thank Stephanie Lynn for inviting me to share an ornament project with you. Her creativity and the wonderful ideas shared on Under the Table & Dreaming are a huge inspiration to me.

I love to create projects that reflect my own aesthetic– elegant and simple, with a twist. bliss bloom {blog} is devoted to my projects, birthday parties, and the many ideas around the blogosphere that inspire me. Come by and visit when you have a moment!

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Ornament

This ornament is inspired by the mason jar snow globe trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere this season.


via anthropologie

I found myself pinning a bunch of snow globe ideas on Pinterest, but since I have young boys who are still in the “throwing” and “climbing on the tables” phase, I thought I’d have to shelve the idea for another year. But then, I thought– ORNAMENTS… out-of-reach ornaments… I can do ornaments! And that’s how these Snow Globe ornaments were born.


What you’ll need:

  • clear ornaments (i used both orb and “hockey puck” shaped ornaments)
  • glitter spray paint (i used krylon glitter)
  • faux evergreen garland (one that you don’t mind taking a few branches off of)
  • styrofoam blocks (or fake snow)
  • glue dots ( i used zots) or a hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • funnel (rolled up paper also works)
  • white spray paint (optional)
  • tinsel glitter (optional)
  • puffy paint (optional)


Step 1: Create Mini Trees

Clip off a few branches of a faux evergreen garland–

Cut the branches to fit inside your ornament and trim until it resembles a tree–

for reference, this tree is 2.5 inches tall. for a cypress look, it is trimmed with the needles pointing up.

for a christmas tree shape, trim it with the needles pointing down.

Flock your trees using white & glitter spray paint–

for the same effect, you can also sponge on white acrylic & glitter paint.

Set aside the trees to dry.


Step 2: Prepare the Snow

Rub together two blocks of styrofoam–

instant snow!


Step 3: Assemble the Ornaments

Using short blasts, lightly spray the inside of the ornament with glitter spray and let dry–

Using a glue dot or your hot glue gun, put a dot of glue on the base of the tree–

Use tweezers to “plant” the tree in the ornament–

it may take a little finagling to get the tree positioned correctly, so the glue dot is much more forgiving than hot glue. push down until the tree is firmly in place.

Using a funnel, add foam snow/and or glitter to the ornament and give a little shake–

through the magic of static cling, some of the snow will stick to the sides of the ornament. btw, this effect doesn’t work without the glitter spray… i tried.

Ta-Da! A Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Ornament!


But that’s not all! There’s definitely room to experiment.

For some ornaments I used glitter spray paint & foam snow–

the best part? no water needed to create a snow globe effect!

Some I used white spray paint & foam snow–

use short blasts of white spray paint (or primer) to get a snowy effect. let dry before adding trees and snow.

This one has just tinsel glitter–

give a little shake and the tinsel glitter will stick to the sides of the ornament.

And this one has foam snow inside–

the “snowcap” on top of the ornament is white puffy paint and a sprinkle of foam snow.

I hope you enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Ornaments tutorial.

A big “thank you” to Stephanie Lynn for having me over. Happy Holidays!

♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts, visit bliss bloom {blog}

Thanks so much Mel for sharing these simply fabulous snow globe ornaments and contributing to this years series.

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including all of the ornaments in this series
{as well as the 25 ornaments from last year}
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There will be another round of fantastic tutorials tomorrow – hope to see you then. Enjoy.


  1. FABULOUS!!! Totally making these for a work ornament swap! 🙂

  2. very cute!

  3. What a great idea!

  4. Adorable!

  5. Love this idea! I am totally stealing it for next year!

  6. Anthropologie goes to prove that there is nothing new under the sun. I’ve been making mason jar/pickle jar
    “snow” globes for presents off and on for the past 20 years. 🙂

    I really, really love these snow globe ornaments though!

  7. Love these! I’m going to look around my house for some styrofoam! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Great idea..

  9. so pretty! thanks for showing how to make these!!

  10. What a great ideas, thanks for sharing. I’m writing on my blog “Maria’s Diary” about home made christmas gifts, and placed your link with it! Come over and have a look, (it’s written in Dutch, so you can’t read it, sorry for that).

  11. A lovely Globe Ornament! Thanks for sharing with us the steps involved into making it.

  12. These ornaments are absolutely gorgeous – the best I have seen. I hope I can
    duplicate these beauties for my tree next year. I know my sister would love
    them also, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.


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