October 26, 2022
You can customize the free SVG file to have anything you want inside your snow globe! If you are a beginner Cricut crafter or paper crafter these little snow globes are a perfect place to start!
This project can really be made out of any material for the snow globe part - wood, paper, acrylic, so if you have a cutting machine that cuts one of these materials AMAZING! Make sure to share with me what you make!
As for me - I am a paper crafter at heart so these are the materials I will be using:
I love the way this snow globe craft turned out and how customizable they are! Let’s get started!
Grab the free SVG file here - you can sign up for my newsletter via this sign-up form and the password will be sent in the welcome email shortly after signing up! I have two versions available for you to use - one plain and one snowy snow globe SVG.
Once you have downloaded the free SVG file and uploaded the file into Cricut Design Space you will only need to resize and cut if you aren’t personalizing! I made mine around 5-6 inches tall. Make sure to check the size of one of the snow globe sides to see the total height and width - not the whole project!
The white part of the file should be cut out in paper (or if you are using another material as the base like wood or acrylic), the blue layers will be your clear acetate layers and the purple are your foam layers. When I create shakers I like to make sure my acetate and my foam layers have distinct colors. If you are working with a Cricut Explore or a Joy, you will not be able to cut the foam so I will also show how to use foam mounting tape. You can just delete the purple layers. However, if you are using foam sheets I like to cut mine on the craft foam setting with the knife blade. As for the acetate layer, when I cut with my explore I use the transparency setting on more pressure and I cut twice.
If you want to customize the middle of this shaker with a name or an image you’re going to want to start by ungrouping the whole SVG. Then grab one of the white layers and duplicate.
From here you’re going to want to attach the main piece of the image or text. For example: if you are making a name I suggest doing this in a script font. You will center it or place it inside the globe, then we want to weld the name and the globe together to make one piece.
Make sure you have everything sized accordingly (the snow globes all should be the same height and width) and then we can cut!
If you want to add a place to add string or a hook for a DIY ornament - this is easy to do! Grab a circle and create an inset then slice those together. You should have a circle with a hole in the middle. You can delete the middle pieces. Then duplicate this to however many snow globe SVG layers you have. Make sure to center the snow globe pieces and the circle pieces. Then we will weld them one by one - it’s just important to remember to have them lined up perfectly so they all look the same. You can also do this part first on one of the blank snow globe layers and duplicate this one and delete the original second layer. You just need to be assured that the layers are even!
Once we have everything cut, we can assemble these quickly!
Grab your first paper layer and attach one of the acetate layers on the inside. I am using Bearly Arts glue. Make sure this layer is sealed tight - honestly this goes for every layer when making a shaker.
Then we want to add one of our foam rings and again I am using Bearly Arts but you can also use hot glue, just make sure there are no gaps.
If you are using foam tape instead of foam sheets then you will want to go around in a circle and make the shaker shape. If you only have squares just make sure to not leave any large spaces in-between them when making the circle.
After your foam layer is done then we can add in our shaker bits - I am using star confetti and little gold sequins. You can fill these with buttons, sequins, paper, or fake snow. Whatever your heart desires!
Next step will depend on what you personalized! If you did a middle, this is when we add it! You will either glue or stick down the middle layer of the snow globe SVG file. Then you will do another layer of foam sheets or foam tape, then acetate and then the final layer of paper.
The final step is another layer of foam, acetate and snow globe end in this order!
Make sure to double check that all your layers are sealed really well! You can always go back with some hot glue and seal up any bits if you need to! Final steps will be to decorate the outside if you choose and add some string if you are making DIY gift tags or DIY ornaments!
Allow enough time to let these set and dry completely so that your shaker inside doesn't spill out!
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