Snow globes are making waves in home décor. From fun and kitschy mementos to beautiful centre pieces, you can easily tailor this new craze to fit your tastes. The good news is snow globes aren’t just great Christmas present, but can be used as ornaments in your home all year round. Here are some fresh takes on the traditional snow globe that are easy to incorporate into your house no matter what you taste, style or budget.
Create a Visual Travel Diary
Many tourist areas sell branded snow globes as mementos of your vacation. Collecting one from each of your visits will not only allow you to remember the good times you had on that holiday but also create a quirky collection to show off in your home.
This is also a great reminder for the whole family of all the places you’ve visited together, especially when placed alongside framed snapshots of your travels.
Display Your Family Photos
Many companies have cottoned on to the growing snow globe trend, and are coming up with inventive new ways to integrate them into your home decoration. One of the most popular new uses for snow globes is as a unique photo frame. Many designs allow you to place a photograph of your choice in a waterproof compartment within the snow globe. These are available reasonably cheap on the high street and are useful not only as decorations for your home, but as gifts for friends or loved ones.
If arts and crafts are your thing, consider making your own snow globe and personalising it to your tastes. There are many online resources and blogs to help you build your own snow globe, using materials that can easily be purchased on the high street. Making your own snow globe is not only cost effective but allows you to express your own creativity in a variety of ways.
There are many inventive and playful ways of creating a snow globe of your own, including infusing the water with the liquid from a glow stick, which makes perfect decoration for parties, or children’s bedrooms.
If crafting isn’t your thing, or you are looking for a fun take on the traditional Christmas snow globe, there are many stores which offer personalised snow globes without you having to get your hands dirty. Many companies offer a diverse range of snow globes decorated to fit your taste. These range from traditional Christmas scenes to iconic foreign landmarks. Purchasing a snow globe online doesn’t have to make it any less personalised or sentimental, and it can still be aesthetically pleasing in your home. Whether you want your name printed on the outside, or a secret compartment containing a card to your family underneath, there is a company out there for you.
Josie Tall is a home decor enthusiast and lifestyle blogger.