Salt and Pepper Shaker Snow Globes

My parents are moving next summer and the change is about to unearth one of my dirtiest little secrets…I love snow globes. I have a particular affinity for Disney snow globes and may have, oh somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 at my parents house.

I know. They are horribly cheesy, but there’s something about them that just makes me smile.

All of the Anthropologie-inspired bottle brush tree snow globes that’ve made a comeback in the last year or so have made me happy as a clam (where the heck do phrases like that come from?) and I decided this year to try my hand at something similar.

Meet our super-simple DIY salt and pepper shaker snow globes.

salt and pepper shaker snow globes via SNAP

To say that these were easy is a TOTAL understatement, but they proved to provide entertainment for the entire night. Even better? All of these items can be found at your local dollar store.

salt and pepper shaker snow globe supplies via SNAP


  • salt and pepper shakers (purchased the round ones at Walmart for about $3, but these s&p shakers on Amazon
    would work so well for a party and they are sooo cheap!)
  • glitter (I realize there are other options, but I ONLY use Martha Stewart glitter. We tried this coarse glitter
    and this magical metallic tinsel glitter.)
  • miniature decorative items (we used bottle brush trees and some mini holiday ornaments from an old advent calendar)
  • plastic (to seal the shaker holes)
  • glue (you can’t go wrong with E-6000 )
    Salt and pepper shaker snow globes via SNAP

I sealed up the caps on our salt and pepper shakers with a little sheet plastic and some glue prior to starting. After that, we glued in the focal piece and tested it out just to make sure it could be seen properly.

Then I let the kids go wild, filling their snow globe with whatever they wanted…

salt and pepper shaker snow globe santa via SNAP

Some of them are filled with water, while others are dry. We haven’t had any leaking yet, but you’ve got to use a great deal if you’re going to add wet.

salt and pepper shaker snow globes via SNAP

What do you think? Cute, right?!

Here are a few of my favorite snow globe projects if you’re looking for a great alternative…

Anthropologie-inspired bottle brush snow globes from WhipperBerry.

WhipperBerry Snow Globe

Baby food jar snow globes from It’s the Small Things.

Baby food jar snow globe

 Snow globe cupcakes from Bakerella.

Snow globe cupcakes

And how about this sweet little Eiffel Tower snow globe ring from Divine Sweetness on ETSY?

Eiffel Tower Snow Globe Ring

Hope you’re having a happy holiday season!

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. Such a CUTE idea!

  2. Oh those are SUPER cute!!! Love them.

  3. Oh, by the way. I could sit and shake a snowglobe for hours :) Love them.

  4. These are super cute. I love the idea of using s&p shakers, what a smart cookie!

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