Canners and crafters rejoice! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ball Mason Jar and we're celebrating with the craft of the season!

By Caroline McKenzie
December 19, 2013
There's no such thing as too much holiday decor. This elegant, easy-to-make snow globe can also be made with any trinket of your choice. Follow our step-by-step instructions.
Becky Luigart-Stayner

In celebration of the kitchen staple's 100th birthday, we're whipping up do-it-yourself Mason jar snow globes. All you need to create your own are jars in assorted sizes (here, 8, 16, and 32 ounces), waterproof superglue, trinkets (we used mini Christmas trees, but anything from ornaments to small toys will work), glycerin (available at crafts stores), and glitter.


  1. Use glue to adhere your trinket to the inside of the jar lid. Dry about 24 hours.
  2. Fill jar with enough water to fully submerge the trinket. Add three to five drops of glycerin and desired amount of glitter.
  3. Use glue to adhere lid to the jar's metal screw band. Let dry.
  4. Apply glue to the lid's inner edge, and screw onto jar. Let dry completely before shaking.