In this post: How to make a snow globe to hold gift cards for unique gift-giving! 

It’s nice to let people know they’re loved and appreciated this time of year and gift cards can be the perfect way to do that.

Gift cards can be especially great for gift exchanges, secret Santas, BFFs, study buddies, dog walkers, the mailman/woman and the paper delivery boy/girl.

Okay. So pretty much everyone.

But it’s always nice to personalize gift cards a little too with fancy wrap and trimmings. Or by making a small gift card holder that’s still useful or pretty after the gift card is removed.

DIY Gift Card Snow Globes

Just like our other DIY snow globes, these DIY gift card snow globes are easy to make. All you need are a few inexpensive supplies and you’re ready to craft a heart-felt gift or two.


  • gift cards
  • wide mouth jars (large enough for your gift cards to fit into)
  • fake snow
  • bottle brush trees
  • small winter figures
  • glue gun
  • glue gun sticks
  • ribbons, jingle bells, gift tags or other embellishments
  • white nail polish (optional)


1. Decide whether you want to make your snow globe with the jar right side up or upside down. Then play with the placement of the trees and winter figures. Remember to leave space for the gift card!

2. After you’ve decided where you want to place the trees and figures, hot glue them in place either to the jar lid or to the jar bottom. If you’re making the snow globe with the lid as the bottom, add a tiny bit of hot glue to the bottom of the gift card and stick it in place on the lid. This will keep the gift card from falling all over when you add the snow and flip the globe upside down.

3. Add fake snow to your snow globe and screw on the lid.

4. Optional: To mimic the look of a true snow globe with snow flakes floating in water, add “snowflakes” to the snow globe by dotting white nail polish onto the back side of the jar.

5. Embellish with ribbon, jingle bells (not shown) and a gift tag.

Wrap a gift card in a snow globe

Now you can give a gift card that’s been personalized just for that special someone!

Want to make more snow globes? Check out this DIY Mini Cooper Snow Globe!

shannon photo and sig oct 2022