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One of my favorite Christmas movies is The Santa Claus with Tim Allen. I love how it addresses some of the biggest concerns about Santa Claus, such as how does Santa enter a home that does not have a fireplace? Or what happens if Santa were to fall off the roof and die? One of my favorite things about The Santa Clause movies though is the magic. There is magic in everything, right down to the magical snow globe collection. If you are looking for a fun movie and activity to do as a family, that ends with a cute display item (or gift exchange item) then check out these The Santa Claus inspired DIY Snow Globe Treat Jars.
In the first The Santa Clause movie Charlie is given a special snow globe so that he can see his dad any time he wants. In the third movie we learn Santa has an entire stash of magical snow globes including the one that takes him back in time so he is no longer Santa.
The snow globes in The Santa Clause movies are super magical. I decided it would be fun to make our own snow globes for a The Santa Claus movie night. Now, you can buy snow globe supplies at your local craft store, but I wanted to make something that would make a cute gift or something to display on the mantle of our new DIY Fireplace.
DIY Snow Globe Treat Jars
Here is what you will need to make these DIY Snow Globe Treat Jars
- Mason Jars (Glass or plastic, rated safe for food)
- Clear Plastic Ornaments that are big enough to sit on the top of the jar
- Miniature ornaments or village pieces
- Hot glue gun
- Dry erase marker
- Ribbon and washi tape
- Fake snow
- Scissors/Utility Knife
How To Make DIY Snow Globe Treat Jars Using Mason Jars
The first thing I did was place the ornament in the open mason jar and trace where I needed to cut the ornament. I used dry erase marker because it wiped off easily if any was left behind.
Then I used a utility knife to start cutting the ornaments. The utility knife was a bit hard to control so I suggest only starting the cut with the utility knife, and then finishing it with scissors.
After I cut the ornament, I took the lid to the mason jar and attached some round labels I picked up at the store. I sprayed the labels with a little spray adhesive to give it some texture. That adhesive probably is not necessary, but it was so slick I wanted to be careful.
I then attached my miniature ornaments and village pieces to the lids using super glue. I am sure hot glue would work too, but at the time, I didn’t know I was going to use hot glue so I went with super glue.
Make sure the pieces you choose fit inside the globe when you attach the ornament part.
Now, turn your ornament over so the opening is facing up and put some fake snow in it. I think about a tablespoon or two is plenty. I put way too much in one of mine.
Then turn your mason jar lid (with pieces glued to it) upside down and place it in the ornament. Most likely it does not fit perfectly on the lid, so be sure to use the hot glue gun to seal and attach it. I have a dual temp glue gun so I used the cool setting.
While the globe part is drying, decorate your jars using ribbon, washi tape and any fun embellishments you might have. After the globe is cool/dry and secure, you can use ribbon or washi tape to cover where you glued the pieces together.
The only thing left to do is fill your DIY Snow Globe Treat Jars with your favorite holiday candies and then put them on display.
These also make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors or gift exchanges.
The Santa Clause Movie Night With Your DIY Snow Globes
After making these snow globes and filling them with your favorite treat jars, settle in to a night of watching The Santa Clause (or the entire trilogy). Pour yourself some soy milk (only true The Santa Clause fans will understand why) and grab your goodies and snuggle on the couch as a family to watch this great holiday show.
Then when you are done, simply refill your Snow Globe treat jars and place them on display. Now you will can grab a holiday treat throughout the season and enjoy your DIY Snow Globes with your other decorations.