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Gingerbread House Snow Globe

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Today I am sharing my Gingerbread House Snow Globe.

I love quick affordable decor ideas! I’m so excited to be joining the Dollar Store Design Squad, where we will come together 6 times a year to bring you fun ideas!  I love miniatures, you probably already know that if you’ve been following the blog. I just can’t help myself. When I saw these mini gingerbread house cookies, I knew what I wanted to do with them and you know what, if you don’t want to craft with them, they are edible.

Be sure to check out all the ideas at the bottom of the post!

Easy to make and cheap gingerbread house snow globe

I purchased everything from Dollar Tree except the ribbon and tape, I already had them in my tiny/huge craft stash.

Gingerbread house snow globe for Christmas table

You can use them individually or stack them. These

Easy to make with Dollar Store stuff for this snow globe

Supplies Needed:

  1. Gingerbread house
  2. Small fish bowl shaped candle holder (my store had 2 sizes, either will work).
  3. Paper Coaster
  4. Faux Snow
  5. Glue gun/glue sticks
  6. Twist off bottle cap (for additional height).

Dollar Tree Gingerbread house snow globe


How to make this snow globe

  1. Remove backing from one side of the coaster, this is very easy. At this point you could paint it, but I just left it natural.
  2. Glue a twist off bottle cap to the center of the coaster.
  3. Add hot glue to the top of the cap.
  4. Add glue to the bottom of the gingerbread house, press down a little to secure the house to the cap.
  5. Press down a little to secure the house to the cap.
  6. Add faux snow to the candle holder, turn house upside down centering in the candle holder.
  7. Add a bead of glue to secure house to the coaster and cover with ribbon or washi tape.

Tip… Placing the gingerbread house on top of the bottle cap allows the snow to be under the house a little. It’s visually more pleasing than just gluing the house to the coaster…I tried that too.

Make these cute snow globes

Mini gingerbread snow globe for the Christmas table

They look great on the Christmas table.

Mini snow globe trimmed in blue velvet

You could even give them to your guests as gifts.

Or perch them on top of candle holders, I love the snowy scene that it adds to my centerpiece.

Gingerbread Dollar Tree Project for Christmas

Gingerbread house Snow Globe easy to make

This may be the only snow that I see in south Alabama this winter!


See all of the Dollar Store ideas:

Dollar Store New Year Eve’s Decorations Mad In Crafts

Dollar Store Bathroom Tray The DIY Bungalow

Hot Chocolate In a Jar Gift Idea The Country Chic Cottage

Dollar Store Nutcracker Makeover The DIY Village

Dollar Store Garland Christmas Tree My Repurposed Life

Dollar Store Christmas Tree Base Idea Create and Babble

Pie Plate and Pizza Pan Snowman The Kim Six Fix

Gingerbread House Snow Globe Refresh Restyle


    13 thoughts on “Gingerbread House Snow Globe”

    1. How cute! I have never seen those gingerbread houses at the dollar store, but now I’m going to look for them! This would be a fun craft to make with the grandkids. Pinning!

    2. Debbie,

      So simple- BUT soooo sweet. I’m amazed that you thought to use COOKIES inside your snow globe.
      Super tip about the bottle cap to elevate the gingerbread house.




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