Let it snow! I’ve got one last Christmas-themed cut file to share with you before Santa comes to town, and I’m so excited about it. While you’re enjoying some quality “indoor time” this week, find a moment to get crafty, and make this adorable 3D snow globe!
When I laid out all of my ideas for Christmas/winter designs this month, this wasn’t on the list. But, when the idea hit, it just stuck! I kept trying to think of how I could make my own snow globe out of paper. It was a challenge, but one I knew I wanted to take on.
I decided to make a little snow bunny to go inside my globe. Bunnies are one of my favorite animals, so it was a natural choice! But, I must admit, with his ears folded down, he does maybe resemble a puppy more than a rabbit (whoops). Oh well, either way, he’s a cutie.
- Dura-Lar Film
- Hot Glue
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- Fake Snow
- My Free Template
How to Make
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the snow globe pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re not using the SVG file that includes score lines, you can use the PDF version as a reference to know where your folds should go.
Also, Cricut does have a “Mylar” setting that works well to cut out the dura-lar pieces.
2. Glue your two side pieces together to make one long strip. Fold all of the tabs, and glue them one or two at a time to one of your ring pieces.
3. Glue the dura-lar film inside your globe. Glue the second ring piece to your side tabs. Attach the second section of dura-lar film on that side as well. (The dura-lar is flexible, so you should be able to bend it and slip it inside easily enough.)
4. Assemble your snow bunny like so. (The design does include a cute little tail for his backside, by the way.)
5. Next, fold the pieces of your base. Glue the top section of your base to either the right or left side of the main base piece. Fill your globe with a little bit of snow.
6. For the next step, attach your cute little critter to the base first. Then attach the snow globe overtop by sliding the tabs into the slits and gluing them down.
Note: I had to add a few dabs of hot glue to the front and back of my bunny (where it meets the base) in order for him to stand up straight. So, if your paper is heavy like mine, you might need to do the same.
I also added a line of hot glue “caulk” round the edge of the snow globe base to ensure that no snow falls out.
7. Glue the rest of your base together, one edge at a time.
8. Finally, attach your snowflake details to the front and back of your snow globe for an added measure of cuteness!
Aww, isn’t that just so sweet! And not only does this 3D snow globe look adorable, but it’s fun to interact with as well! Because you can actually shake the snow around, it’s sure to be a hit with the little ones.
In the past, I’ve only ever used dura-lar for stencil-making, but I’m glad I found another use for it. And such a cute one at that!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome Christmas freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting this 3D snow globe together! And have a merry Christmas!!
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