Do you have a cabinet full of lids without a match? Repurpose those lids and create the cutest Upcycled Lid Snow Globe Ornaments.
The other day while I was looking for containers to store Thanksgiving leftovers I discovered a cabinet full of lids with no bottoms. The same person who steals the matching socks from the dryer must also be snatching up the containers to our lids. While I tossed most of them, there were a few that I knew would make great DIY ornaments.
I am so happy with how these upcycled ornaments turned out. And, the best part is they cost absolutely nothing. I used supplies I had in my craft stash to create these cute ornaments. And now I hope I find a few more lonely lids so I can create more!
What You Need to Make DIY Snow Globe Ornaments
Start by looking in your kitchen to see if you have any lonely lids that can be repurposed. Then, gather up your supplies and get crafty!
- Lids – I used white 3.5″ lids. You could also use Mason Jar lids for this project.
- White Vinyl
- Mini Bottle Brush Christmas Tree
- Faux Snow
- Plastic -I used 4mm Stencil Plastic, but you could also use transparency sheets or repurpose plastic for any clear container.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cricut Maker
How to Make Upcycled Lid Snow Globe Ornaments
You will want to make sure that the inside pieces you cut are slightly smaller than the lid. For example, my lid measured 3.5″ in diameter from edge to edge. I cut my inner circle to fit the inside at 3.25″.
Once you have all the pieces cut out, start by adding the white vinyl snowy scene to the cutout circle.
Next, add the cutout of the little red car. Use craft glue to secure it in the place where you want it.
Now it’s time to add your mini bottle brush tree. In order to make sure it lays flat you will need to trim off the back part of it with scissors. Use a hot glue gun and attach it to the top of your car.
Now, it’s time to place your snowy scene in the lid. For best results use the hot glue gun to attach it to the inside of your lid.
Sprinkle a little bit of faux snow inside the lid. Don’t add so much that it covers up your cute little design.
Add the clear piece of plastic to the top of the ornament and use the hot glue gun to secure it in place. Make sure it is well sealed so that you don’t lose any of the snow when you shake your snow globe ornament.
Finally, add ribbon around the side of your ornament (this will also help hide any overflow of hot glue). Use Baker’s twine to create a loop for the ornament to hang from.
Give your pretty new Upcycled Lid Snow Globe Ornaments a shake and watch as your snowy scene comes to life.
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DIY Ornaments and Gift Tags
I created several versions of these upcycled ornaments. In addition to the fun snowy scene with the car, I also created a few with festive sayings like “Winter Wonderland” and “Merry & Bright.”
After making a few of these I realized they would also make great DIY gift tags too! I love wrapping presents and adding festive details like these DIY Ornaments are what make packages extraordinary!