Make DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes – Festive Way to Give Gift Cards This Christmas!

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If you’re looking for a creative way to give gift cards this year, try making these easy DIY gift card Mason jar snow globes!

easy snow globe jars

Everyone loves a mason jar craft, and these gift card snow globes are such a unique and festive presentation!

Take this idea and turn gifting ordinary gift cards into something special and thoughtful. These would be wonderful to gift to friends, family, and teachers. The recipient can remove and use the gift card and display the jar as Christmas decor. In fact, you could always make and use a few of these for yourself to add to your holiday display at home too!

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DIY gift card mason jar snow globes

Here are a few gift card Mason jars I originally made and shared with you all back in 2014!  

I love that this is so easy and fun to put together, and I’m excited to highlight this idea again! The secret for getting the gift card to stand up is attaching it to a binder clip and using a bit of hot glue to attach it to the inside of the jar. Then you could fill it with cotton balls, faux snowflakes, and any little Christmas ornaments or miniatures you’d like!

starbucks gift card snow globe

I would check around the house and peek in your Christmas decor bins for any of these supplies first such as ornaments, bottle brush trees, and faux snow. I will say that Target has a bunch of cute little trees and ornaments this year that are affordable and fun!

The black Christmas tree truck ornament I used in the jar above pairs perfectly with a Starbucks gift card and a 16 oz. wide mouth mason jar. Get a 12-pack of glass jars for ONLY $10.49 on!

skiing dog ornament from target

As far as the larger apothecary jars, I picked them both up at Michaels.

My Target Bullseye ornament is no longer available but has so many other fun adorable ones to pick from. These miniature deer ornaments are cute too.

supplies for diy snow globes

Tips for making DIY gift card Mason jar snow globes:

  • The best jars for these will be wide-mouth type jars so that they are wide enough to fit a gift card. You can look for them at stores like Target, craft stores, thrift stores, or even some grocery stores may have a selection. A gift card measures about 3.5 inches, so make sure it’s at least that wide.
  • For the inside of the jar scenes, check Dollar Tree for inexpensive winter or Christmas-related ornaments and miniature village pieces. Of course, the bullseye section at Target is a great option too!
  • I use a bit of hot glue to glue down the gift card and some of the lighter trees so they don’t tip over. It’s up to you if you want to glue down each item. I think it’s nicer to leave the ornaments unglued so the recipient can use them on their tree if they want.

starbucks gift card in a jar

putting faux snow in gift card jar

placing ornaments inside mason jar snow globe

easy snow globe jars

DIY gift card snow globes




Start by gluing a binder clip with gift card to the bottom of a jar (make sure you choose jars wide enough to fit a gift card inside).


Place a small amount of cotton and faux snow to hide the bottom of the binder clip.


Add any ornaments or bottle brush trees to make a winter scene.


Close jar and tie with ribbon or baker’s twine to embellish.

woman holding gift card snow globes

I am officially in love with these little Christmas gift card Mason jars!

These will most likely be my teacher gifts this year and I’m so excited to make more. What a fun and creative way to jazz up a gift card present!

What would you put in your DIY gift card snow globe jar? 

three gift cards in a jar

Get your craft on with our other fun and easy Christmas craft ideas!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 15

  1. NV2007

    Oh my goodness, these are so adorable!!!! I think I might give this a try!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks! Have fun!

  2. bev

    I just happen to have some empty bath & body works candle jars ( 3 wick ) going to make some. Thanks for the idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sandra Duke

    I absolutely love these!!!! Thanks for posting them!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sandra! Glad you like!

  4. LG

    Super cute & so creative! Glad you showed a picture of the binder clip because my head was not putting it together. 🤣🥰 Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Haha great! Thanks

  5. kimi

    Great idea!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Kimi!

  6. Heather

    These are so cute & look easy to make. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure and thanks for stopping by Heather!

  7. Becky

    Love this idea. I’m always looking for cute ways to give gift cards. Thank You!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Thanks Becky!

  8. Princess'Mom

    I can’t believe I missed this when it was posted in November. All of our teacher gifts are given and everything else is ready to give but next year I will definitely do this–so cute! 🙂

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