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In this post: Snow globes are such fun, easy Christmas crafts to make. This DIY Mini Cooper snow globe includes the iconic mini cooper carrying a Christmas tree on its roof! 

Who else loves to see a Christmas tree tied to the top of a car in December? On throw pillows, in art prints and more, this iconic scene has regained popularity in Christmas decorating over the last couple of years. So I thought it may be fun to create a little faux snow globe containing one of our son’s old dinky cars carrying a wee little Christmas tree of its own! Here’s how to make your own DIY Mini Cooper Snow Globe!

DIY Mini Cooper Snow Globe

DIY Mini Cooper Dinky Car Christmas Tree Snow Globe

This snow globe is super easy to make with only a few supplies. And it’s super cute mixed in with all kinds of Christmas decor!

DIY Mini Cooper Snow Globe


Most of these supplies can be found at the dollar store, but I’ve linked them to Amazon too to make them even simpler to gather for your craft session too! 


1. Cut base off of bottle brush tree.

cut base off mini tree

2. Glue bottle brush tree to top of car.

hot glue tree to top of dinky car

mini christmas tree on dinky car

3. Choose a jar that will fit your chosen car. I wanted a plain wide mouth mason jar, but couldn’t find any except this one from Ikea.

4. Build up the base of the lid so your car will sit above the lid line if necessary using cardboard glued to the lid.

glue base to lid

5. Glue base and car to lid.

glue car to base on lid

6. Add snow to jar with jar upside down.

7. Add lid to jar/close lid while jar is still upside down.

close lid

8. Flip over and display somewhere fun!

flip jar over

Mini Cooper Christmas Tree Snow Globe

Mini Cooper Christmas Tree Snow Globe

Wasn’t that fun and simple?! 

DIY Mini Cooper Dinky Car Christmas Tree Snow Globe

Don’t you just love the sight of a Christmas tree tied atop a car? Have you ever made a snow globe of your own? Real or fake?

Love this project? Check out our Snow Globe Gift Card Holder!

shannon photo and sig oct 2022