DIY Frozen Olaf Snow Globe

DIY Disney Frozen Olaf Snow Globe – a waterless snow globe with miniature trees and glitter snow.

Olaf Snow Globe

We have officially switched to Christmas mode in our home. The Christmas music has been playing almost daily, Christmas movies are being watched, and I’ve even managed to get a little gift shopping done. To add to our holiday spirit the weather is cooling down here in California. Our trees are starting to turn their beautiful orange, yellow, and red color. While we may never experience a white christmas we can certainly live vicariously through our friends across the country and recreate our faux white Christmas in our home. This year our decorating theme is White Christmas with a splash of gold. The kids have their own little section of the living room that they’re turning into a Disney Frozen winter wonderland. Have you noticed the Frozen craze? It’s been around for awhile but with the holidays coming up I’m noticing more Frozen merchandise than ever. I mean they’re now making Frozen jelly beans and perfume for kids. Say what? Yeah, I’m not quite sure about that one just yet but hey I’m all for Frozen crafts. Of course after our Frozen Elsa Pumpkin, Olaf Pumpkin, and DIY Elsa Costume we needed a few Frozen Christmas crafts.This waterless snow globe is made with a plastic snow globe from Michaels, buffalo snow, glitter, miniature trees, and an Olaf figurine from Amazon. I ordered a 3-piece figurine set from Amazon, but I don’t see it available anymore. I’ve shared a similar set below (affiliate link).

Plastic Snow Globe (Michaels)
Disney Frozen Olaf Figurine
miniature trees
buffalo snow or glitter snow flakes
white or iridescent glitter
hot glue or e6000
blue glitter tape

Olaf Snow GlobeStep one: Use hot glue to attach Olaf and trees to the base of the snow globe. If you think the snow globe will be shaken frequent by the little ones I suggest using a stronger glue like e6000.

Step two: pour faux snow and glitter into the globe. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the bottom of the trees and Olaf.

Step three: Once the glue has dried turn the base (holding Olaf and trees) upside down and attach to the globe. Ensure that it’s on tight and turn right side up.

DIY Olaf Snow GlobeStep four: add blue glitter tape (love this stuff!) to the lid.

My kids love their Olaf snow globe! Stay tune for more Frozen crafts over the next few weeks. We’re working on a special one for my daughter and I can’t wait to share!

Olaf Waterless Snow Globe



  1. CherieZ says

    I love this and have a couple of questions… does the snowglobe come filled with liquid? if not what do you put in it? won’t just plain water turn cloudy or green after a while?

    • Crystal Owens says

      I made this waterless, but you could certainly make it with water. I would add a couple drops of glycerin to help the snow/glitter fall slowly. I used to make water snow globes as a child and never had one turn green, hopefully it works out for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Katie says

    I’d really love to make these with my Reception class but I’m struggling to find decorations which would be suitable and not too expensive. Any ideas?

  3. Meghan says

    That looks adorable! I’m making my mom a snowglobe for Christmas. I just have one question, what water do you recommend? A lot of people use distilled water..just want to make sure thats okay.

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Meghan, I didn’t use water for this project but I know you can. Buffalo snow can make the water look cloudy but you could try adding a few drops of glycerin to help the snow fall. Let me know how it works out if you try it! :)

  4. Sarah says

    I love this and I plan to make a similar ornament using a mason jar rather than the actual globe. I was just wondering how you got the “snow” on the glass/plastic part to stay and give it that frosted look. Since mine will be an ornament rather than an ACTUAL snow globe, I don’t plan on it being shaken up. Should I use some sort of marker to give it the snowy effect, or will the snow just stick to the glass? Or perhaps I should shake it once with the snow in it and then spray some sort of adhesive to keep it there? Any suggestions?

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Sarah, with my snowglobe the faux snow just sticks to the inside. If you didn’t want to use actual faux snow you could use a white sharpee or paint pen and lightly draw on snow to the outside of your jar. I hope that helps! :)

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