3D Snow Globe - Christmas Cut Files | Designs By Miss Mandee

3D Snow Globe – Christmas Cut Files

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!

3D Snow Globe

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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.

3D Snow Globe

Supplies

3D Snow Globe

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.

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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.

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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.)

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4. Assemble your snow bunny like so. (The design does include a cute little tail for his backside, by the way.)

Note: If you prefer, you could also use my polar bears, yetis, or penguins inside your snow globe.

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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.

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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.

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7. Glue the rest of your base together, one edge at a time.

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8. Finally, attach your snowflake details to the front and back of your snow globe for an added measure of cuteness!

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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.

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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!

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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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18 Comments

18 Comments on 3D Snow Globe – Christmas Cut Files

  1. Maria
    December 23, 2019 at 6:33 am (3 months ago)

    So nice, thank you very much! Merry Christmas and all my best wishes for a happy new year!

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 8:33 am (3 months ago)

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well Maria! 😊

      Reply
  2. Melanie
    December 23, 2019 at 6:58 am (3 months ago)

    Thank you so much, as always your designs are great and very much appreciated! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosper New Year!

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 8:34 am (3 months ago)

      You are very welcome! Glad you enjoy my designs Melanie!!

      Reply
  3. Lorena
    December 23, 2019 at 7:36 am (3 months ago)

    Oh this is so sweet! I can see this design used as a centerpiece at an event! Love how they turned out. Thank you fir sharing!

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 8:34 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks Lorena! I’m so glad you like it!!

      Reply
  4. Mary Ellen Torres
    December 23, 2019 at 7:50 am (3 months ago)

    this is just the cutest I love snowglobes thanks so much

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 8:34 am (3 months ago)

      You are most welcome!! 😀

      Reply
  5. Kathy
    December 23, 2019 at 8:20 am (3 months ago)

    Thank you so much for the adorable snow globe and the instructions to assemble it, I would be lost without them. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 8:36 am (3 months ago)

      You are most welcome Kathy!! It’s not too difficult to put together, but it’s one that definitely needs to be done in the right order, haha.

      Reply
  6. Charlotte Silber
    December 23, 2019 at 9:18 am (3 months ago)

    Thank You so much. This is adorable.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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    • Mandee
      December 23, 2019 at 9:42 am (3 months ago)

      You’re very welcome Charlotte! Happy Holidays to you as well!!

      Reply
  7. Judi Markel
    December 23, 2019 at 10:33 am (3 months ago)

    Thank you Mandee! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    • Mandee
      December 30, 2019 at 8:36 am (3 months ago)

      You’re welcome Judi! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!!

      Reply
  8. steffie
    December 25, 2019 at 12:13 pm (3 months ago)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family especially being that it is Cressida’s very first Christmas. May you all be blessed with good health, happiness and safety. Let 2020 be even better!! Congratulations on your new venture. I’m really looking forward to seeing it grow and grow. You do not cease to amaze me with your talents and generosity of heart. I am gobsmacked by your latest creations, in particular your Christmas Village. Keep it up, my dear. LOVING everything you create. All the very best to you.

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    • Mandee
      December 30, 2019 at 8:43 am (3 months ago)

      Aww, Steffie, you have made my day!! Thanks so much for your love and support! I hope to continue to bring joy into your life through my designs in the coming year. Happy New Year to your family as well!!

      Reply
  9. Tammy Shires
    December 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm (3 months ago)

    This is just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Mandee
      December 30, 2019 at 8:44 am (3 months ago)

      You’re very welcome Tammy! I’m glad you like it. 😊

      Reply

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