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3 alternative DIY snow globes

Get inspired by our three new takes on decorative ‘snow’ globes that will last beyond the holidays.

Home-made snow globes made using IKEA glass jars and vases, with lights, fake snow and figurines inside.
Home-made snow globes made using IKEA glass jars and vases, with lights, fake snow and figurines inside.

1. Do a fishy fun jar

A jar with an airtight seal can do more than preserve your homemade jams – it can also become a mini aquarium! Just put a plastic toy inside and fill it with water, a few drops of washing-up liquid and some shiny bling.

2. Make a cacti globe

You don’t need to go all in with water, glitter and glue to create an atmospheric jar. Here we just put a cactus in an upside down SINNERLIG jar. The bonus: this globe is long-lasting, so you can display it all year round if you like.

Home-made snow globes made using IKEA glass jars and vases, with lights, fake snow and figurines inside.

3. Create a winter wonderland globe

Spray paint some porcelain figurines or toys in a colour to match your space. Place them in a glass vase with a big opening so you can easily arrange the deco (we went for a tealight holder). Add some fake snow and fairy lights for a Christmassy feel.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Genevieve Jorn
Photographer: Micke Persson
Writer: Anna Blom