DIY Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments

Can I share something with you? One of my most desired Christmas was to have my very own Christmas tree. And by that I mean no borrowing, no inheriting, no some else’s tree. MINE. Of course with that comes all the decoration. This year is so special because I got to buy my favorite Christmas tree and decided that most of the ornaments and decoration would be handmade and rustic. It feels like a huge accomplishment even though seems silly and small thing for many people. One of my ideas was that our Christmas tree should somehow include important moments of our family life. I thought it would be cute to have photos of those moments and I came up with these cute Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments.

DIY Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments

DIY Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments

If you have been around for the las few weeks, you might remember my Family Rustic Monogram Christmas Ornaments that was the start of this deeply personal Christmas decoration. Later I found these crystal Christmas balls and some mini wooden frames. I knew right away what to create.

Of course, I would need quite some dozens of these balls to include all my best memories but I thought 4 balls with 2 memories each would do. I included, the first time I had my girl on my chest, my wedding day, happy moments with family and the love between us 3.

These Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments hold so much meaning and love that makes my whole tree even bigger.

Hope you enjoy these ornaments and get inspired to make some with your own special moments and memories.

Let’s learn how to make these Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments, shall we?


  • Faux snow
  • Jingle bells
  • Crystal balls {those that open in half}
  • Printed photos
  • Glitter {snow-like and gold}
  • glue gun + glue sticks
  • Twine
  • Wooden mini frames {make sure fit into the crystal balls}
  • Nylon thread.


The first step is cutting your photos and test them on your frames to have them in the right size.


Once you have all your photos ready, apply some hot glue on your frames and glue your photos right face down.



Do this on both frames, front and back.


Cut a strip of nylon thread {about 2 Inches}


Glue it to the back of one of your frames.


Apply hot glue all over the back of your frame and photo and glue it to the other frame.


Double check that your frame fits in your crystal ball.


Repeat the process with the rest of your frames. Mine look like these front and back:



Now it’s time to assemble our snow globes Ornaments

Pour some faux snow into one half of your crystal ball.


Then add glitter {I used snow-like, gold and some cute stars}


To make sure the frame won’t slide free, insert the nylon through the ball hole. make sure it  will be hanging without touch any ball walls.


Put in place the other hall of your ball.


Repeat with the other Christmas balls you wan to make.


Cut some strips of twine, 2 for each ball. One for hanger, the other for a bow.


For the bow, slide a bell on the twine strip until the middle.


The make a bow keeping the bell in the middle.


For the hanger, slide the twine through the Christmas ball’s hole and make a know with both ends.

Finally, leaving the knot right in the hole, apply some hot glue and glue the bow.


That’s it! There you go! some really meaningful and pretty Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments.


Are’t these cute and joyful? also super duper easy to make. you have have half dozen in less than a hour.







What do you think??? I would love to hear your thoughts in comments! 

If you like this project, I’m sure you will love these too:

Rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament

Cute Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Cute and Easy DIY Family Rustic Monogram Christmas Ornaments

Cute DIY Christmas Pompom Garland

Creative Faux Pallet Christmas Sign and Christmas Mantel Reveal

Till Next time!


7 Comments on " DIY Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments "

  1. Camila

    I love your snow globe ornaments and would like to make some. I am in the process of getting the supplies, but I have a few questions:
    What size are the clear ornaments? 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches?
    What size are the wooden mini frames? 2×3, 3×3?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Camila

      Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you so much for visiting and I’m glad you like these cuties. I usually don’t give exact measures because we can’t always find the exact sizes so I leave it open for each person to decide. In this case, I used 8 cm {3.14 Inches} clear ornaments and I used 2 mini frame sizes: 3×5 cm {1.18 x 2 Inches} and 5×5 cm {2 x 2 Inches}. Hope this helps. You can always make them smaller or larger if you have a large Christmas tree {if this is for a Christmas tree of course}.

      If you make some I would so love to see them! I get so excited to see other’s creations inspired by mines!


      1. Camila

        Hi Cami,
        Thanks for all the info. I am having a really hard time finding some small frames for the ornaments. Any ideas?

        1. Camila

          I’ve got an idea. I think I’m going to try a natural wood slice round ornament, mod podge and a photo printed on regular paper. I just need to find a small size that will fit inside my clear ornament. It will take me a bit to gather the supplies and put it together, but I’ll send you a photo when I’m done. It will be something like this but I will put mine inside a clear ornament to create a snow globe.

          1. Camila

            Sorry I didn’t reply last comment, it’s been crazy. The frames I found them with scrapbooking elements. Maybe if you have a craft store near by you might find them where all the scrapbooking stuff is. However your idea of using natural wood slice is absolutely adorable and I might even get inspired by you for next year! Love it!!! Can’t wait to see!

            Hugs and thank you so much for keeping me posted!

  2. Camila

    Love the looks of homemade ornaments on Christmas trees. Our tree last year was nothing but homemade family ornaments; hence, our Family Tree. ( I worked on them ornaments for 11 months)
    I looked at Michaels over the weekend for some of them crystal ball ornaments but they had none so wondering where you got yours? My 100 yr. old aunt had passed away this last March and wanted to make a memory ornament for her son and daughter.

    1. Camila

      Hi Colleen!

      Oh my goodness! 11 months making ornaments? You are my hero! Although it would be less stressful than spending a whole month working like nuts to make it in time! LOL.

      My Christmas balls, Uhmmm I got them in one of those cheap stores. I don’t live in USA, so it’s hard for me to say. Here we have lots of Chinese shops that sells Christmas stuff really cheap and I found these and loved them to customize the ornament. Maybe on amazon? These are not actually crystal material but they do look like it. it’s really clear and delicate. These balls are also on non-chrirstmas craft supplies just in case that helps!

      Let me know if you find some of how it goes!
      Thank you so much for leaving me your thoughts!

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