Snow Globe to Preserve Memories


Forty-three years ago when we were dating, my husband gave me this glass terrarium.  It was planted with a miniature garden, a romantic and beautiful gift for our first Christmas together.  The garden is gone but the lidded glass globe has been sitting on top of our china cupboard throughout our marriage.

The popularity of snow globes inspired me to turn our terrarium into a winter wonderland for Christmas.

  • Cut a circle out of white poster board to fit the bottom of the globe.
  • Find elements that will fit the scale of your globe.  You can also use clear glass jars and vases for your snow globe.  I found a small white and gold cottage tree ornament with two small bottle brush trees in front to fit mine.  Glue the house to the circle.
  • Look for vintage-style deer or figures to add to your scene.  I chose a vintage celluloid stag that belonged to my husband’s family.  It is the perfect place to show him off and keep him safe.
  • Add more bottle brush trees, natural or flocked branches.  Glue to the circle.
  • Carefully insert the circle into the globe.
  • Sprinkle artificial mica snowflakes into the globe to cover the poster board and create a nostalgic snow scene.

My snow globe sits on a raised vintage cake stand among a display of other white ornaments.

Merry Christmas!



About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to Snow Globe to Preserve Memories

  1. This is a beautiful snow globe display. Love it.

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