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A Holiday Keepsake: Check out these DIY snow globe ornaments

Photos by Natalie Davis

Struggling with family gift ideas? You can create a holiday keepsake ornament with just a few supplies and some sweet, smiling kiddos.


  • Camera or smart phone
  • Cardstock or photo paper
  • Color printer
  • 4″ clear snap-on plastic ball ornaments
  • Holiday bows and bells
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  1. Have you kids stand in front of a plain background and strike a wintry pose. Take three to four pictures to ensure you have a favorite.
  2. Print our their poses on a color printer using thick cardstock or photo paper.
  3. Trim the background out of the photos, leaving a small tab at the bottom to apply your glue.
  4. Add a drop of hot glue to the tab you created for your cut-out people to attach them to the inside of the ornament.
  5. Add enough glitter to cover the bottom 1/4 of your ornament.
  6. Add a couple dots of hot glue or super glue to seal your ornament closed and prevent a glitter-tastrophe from happening.
  7. Thread a string or ribbon through the top of your ornament for tree hanging and add a holiday bow or bell for embellishment, then your ornament is ready to go.

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