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DIY Snow Globe Gift Card Holder

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These Christmas snow globe gift card holders turned out so dang cute! I have such a hard time giving gift cards!  But for this years teacher gifts, I came to the sense that a gift card was the best option for my kids’ teachers.  With that, I knew there was no way I’d be able to just gift them a card in a box or envelope.  I also wanted to include my kids, they love their teachers and I wanted them to be excited to give them a gift as well! 

I also didn’t want to spend too much on the outside so that I could put more towards the gift card itself.  So, I headed into the dollar store!  

I was not sure exactly what I was going after but was hoping to just find some inspiration.  When I came across these fillable snow globe balls and after shoving my credit card in it to ensure a gift card would fit I knew exactly what I was going to do!!


If you are unable to get to a Dollar Tree, I have provided links to similar items below at the best prices I can find. 

  • Plastic 4″ Water Globe
  • Foam Bead Faux Snow
  • Mini Figures

Step One: Glue Decorations to Globe Base

I arranged the figures to my liking on top of the 5 different snow globe bases.  

Once I was happy with how each base looked; I used my glue gun and glued the mini figures directly to the snow globe base.  

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Step Two: Add Faux Snow to the Globe

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I decided to use the faux snow pearls instead of the tinsel snow because I thought it may be easier to allow the globed to be opened and the gift card be pulled out without too much of a mess.  Turns out the pearls have a lot of static so I am really not sure which will be easier! 

Pour the snow into the clear plastic globe part.  Add as much or as little as you’d like.  

Step Three: Add the Gift Card

I went with Amazon gift cards and they came in the cutest little red envelopes.  If you don’t have cute envelopes for yours I would recommend just wrapping the card in some Christmas wrapping paper.  This will give a nice background in your globe.

With the card in the globe part, I pushed the base back into the globe and screwed on the top. 

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Step Four: Decorate the exterior (Optional)

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On the exterior of the globe I decided to add a small bow to the base.  Then I had my oldest son (4) write his name on the bottom, I wrote my youngest son’s (2) name for him. 

Total, excluding the gift card and tax, these cost me $2.75!! That is basically the price of a gift bag, and certainly less than the price of a card!  And, my kids are so excited to give these to their teachers! 

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Interested in more Christmas Décor How Tos?  Check out our other Holiday DIYs here


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DIY Snow Globe Gift Card Holder

Prep Time 5 minutes
Build Time 15 minutes
Dry Time 3 minutes


  • Hot Glue Gun


  • Plastic 4" Water Globe
  • Foam Bead Faux Snow
  • Mini Figurines
  • Gift Card


  • Glue Decorations to Globe Base
  • Fill Clear Plastic Globe with Foam Beads
  • Add the Gift Card
  • Decorate the outside (optional)
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