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Turn a Pretty Candle Jar into a DIY Snow Globe for Christmas!

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candle jar diy christmas snow globe – putting the top on the snow globe

Have any leftover candle jars from places like Bath & Body Works?

If you have a candle addiction like me, you likely end up with a bunch of leftover glass jars, and you’re wondering what to do with them. Today I’m sharing the simple idea of making a quick and fun DIY snow globe!

Bed Bath & Beyond Candle Jar into a DIY Snow Globe

If you’re into crafting, you may have all the supplies already!

I just used a handful of leftover poly-fil stuffing, a couple miniature bottle brush trees, and some mini figures found in-store at Michaels and you may want browse Dollar Tree for items, too. Small Christmas tree ornaments would work as well.


Bed Bath & Beyond Candle Jar into a DIY Snow Globe

Step 1: Clean out the candle jar.

The way I clean candle jars is to freeze the jar overnight. That makes it easy to use a knife to break apart and remove the pieces of wax and wicks. To clean the label, I’ll soak the jar in hot soapy water and dish soap. (Goo Gone is helpful for removing super stubborn adhesive labels.) The last step is to use glass cleaner to get the jar nice and shiny.


Bed Bath & Beyond Candle Jar into a DIY Snow Globe

Step 2: Create your snow scene.

Use the lid to create a fun scene using your miniature supplies. In this example, I put the snow down and added the miniatures to the top, but I didn’t glue anything down (you can opt to hot glue everything down and then place the snow around it). Place the candle jar on top of the lid (don’t glue the lid to the jar), and you’ll have a cute snow globe!

Bed Bath & Beyond Candle Jar into a DIY Snow Globe

What a cute and festive way to re-purpose a candle jar!

The next time you have some empty candle jars, save some for this craft. I think it’s a fun one to keep in mind for teacher appreciation or holidays like Valentine’s Day and Easter! My kids would love creating their own as well.

You can even use this idea to present a gift card in a unique way by placing one inside your snow scene (if you add a gift card, make sure to glue down the figures inside so they don’t fall over, and–again–don’t glue the lid down). ❤️

Have fun!


Head here for more ideas on how to re-purpose candle jars!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


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Comments 16

  1. Hill Er

    Great ! How precious thanks for sharing; -)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks! You’re welcome, I’m glad you stopped by.

  2. Diana

    Super cute! And i have all the supplies! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect – love when that happens. ❤️

  3. Cami

    So cute! Love all your crafts 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Cami!!

  4. Heidy

    Too cute I love it 🥰

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks Heidi!

  5. Meg

    Mason jars or any glass jar with a lid would be cute too! Add water, glycerine, and sequins or sparkles to make it into an instant snow globe!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh fun I love that idea!

  6. Jeannie46

    Last few times I have had trouble getting all the waxy reside out of the jars no matter what I did. Any advice?? I did super hot water, dishwasher, etc.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I found this tip online —->”Put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then wipe away any melted wax with a paper towel.”

  7. Sherri

    Thanks so much for sharing! These are so cute!😍

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sherri!

  8. Justine

    This is brilliant. I love BBW candles and never throw the jars away so this is a perfect idea! Thanks for posting this.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! You’re so welcome 😂

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