Snow Globe Wedding Cake Topper

December 1, 2012 in handmade and vintage goods

Brittany Watson Jepsen
Brittany Watson Jepsen

Brittany Watson Jepsen is a designer and crafter. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness." Find her on her blog, The House That Lars Built, and her Etsy shop, where she designs and sells kitchen accessories and all things floral.

There’s nothing like a snow globe to create a sense of magic and wonder during the winter season, and turning it into a decorative piece for a cake is a surefire way to add that magic and wonder to your wedding.

Beyond a festive a cake topper, custom snow globes make charming favors for guests or a welcoming entrance display. Make sure to encourage your guests to give them a good shake to see that snow fall.

You Will Need:
Jar with a rubber lid
Glycerin (found in hobby or drug stores)
Picture of the wedding couple on heavy paper
Clear tape or access to a laminator
Glue gun


Step 1: Cut around the picture of the wedding couple. Laminate or attach clear tape to the picture of the wedding couple on both sides so that the picture becomes waterproof. Trim the edges.

Step 2: Glue gun the couple to the bottom of the jar lid (use lots and lots of glue to make sure it’s secure).

Step 3: Immediately pour glitter onto the glue to cover it and create the mounds of “snow” on the bottom.

Step 4: Add water to the jar leaving about an inch below the top.

Step 5: Add in about 2 tablespoons of glycerin.

Step 6: Add glitter. If needed, add more water to the jar until the jar is nearly filled to the top.

Step 7: Add the lid onto the jar.

Shake away!

All photographs by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built.