Make It: Mini Mason Jar Ornament

Some of my favorite holiday crafts are tree ornaments. I don't know if I've ever made it through a Christmas season without making at least one! Last year I shared this easy snow globe jar ornament tutorial on

Make a Christmas tree ornament from a miniature mason jar.

Mason jar snow globes are everywhere right now. I’m sure you’ve seen them, big small, all shapes and sizes! Well, I can’t seem to get enough of them, so when I saw inexpensive mini mason spice jars when I was shopping at Target, I just had to put together an ornament version.

Here’s what you need to make your own:
  • Mini Mason Jar with handle (I found mine at Target. They’re about 3 1/4″ high.)
  • Assorted Miniatures to fit your jar (Check your local craft store.)
  • White Tile Adhesive
  • Faux Snow (optional)
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Jingle Bells & Bakers Twine

Start by gathering your supplies and check that your miniatures fit in the jar. It might be helpful to have tweezers or needle nose pliers on hand for placing your miniatures. Also, a craft stick or wooden skewer works well for spreading the tile adhesive.

Wash and dry your jar. I also wiped the inside of mine with some rubbing alcohol.

Add miniatures and "snow" to a mini-mason jar to make a cute Christmas tree ornament.

Plan your arrangement before adding tile adhesive to your jar, but don’t get too distracted by how cute the little Christmas miniatures are:)

Add some tile adhesive to the bottom of your jar. Spread around as desired to be the snow. Mine ranged from 1/4-1/2″ deep. Arrange your miniatures in the “snow.” I let it dry overnight with the lid off. (Check your package directions.) Once the snow was dry, I added a couple pinches of loose faux snow to the jar. This is optional, but I had snow left from my Snowy Wreath Shadowbox project.

Embellish the jar with bells and twine, if desired. And add a ribbon hanger.

Learn how to make a snow globe in a mini-mason jar. Makes a cute Christmas tree ornament!

That’s all there is too it! Make a bunch. Wouldn’t they make a great craft night project?

Thanks for stopping by today! If you're looking for other Christmas ornament crafts, I've been collecting ideas on my Trim the Tree Pinterest board:

This project was originally shared on on December 22, 2014.


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