It seems like I’ve been making a lot of ‘Snow Globe’ ornaments lately (in fact, the Cardinal Snow Globe ornament above is our upcoming December ornament kit), and so today, I’m rounding up a few ideas (new and old!) for you…. I hope these give you some inspiration for your own ornaments.

The Snow Globes are so fun because they let you showcase something on each side, like an event, date, birthday…. anything that’s special to you.

I personalized these ornaments for a 1st birthday, with the name embroidered on the front, and birthday on the back…. so cute! (Here’s a post that shows how I do the embroidery part.)

Custom Birthday Ornaments (Snow Globe pattern)

Custom Birthday Ornaments (Snow Globe pattern)

Here is another embroidered ornament… this time for a Baby’s First Christmas. I actually made this one a few years back for a friend, and I used colors to match his crib bedding. Another idea is to use the actual bedding itself, once it’s outgrown! Such a beautiful way to hold on to the memory, and be reminded each year…. rather than holding onto it in storage, where it will rarely be looked at again!

Personalized Baby's First Christmas Ornament

But, embroidery isn’t the only thing you can showcase. How about cross-stitching?


And of course, you can center a fabric picture (or even your own photos, printed onto fabric) on your ornament. A few weeks ago, I shared a picture of the USMC ornament I’d done. Here is the US Navy version (don’t worry… Air Force & Army to come, too!):

Honor, Courage, Commitment

Honor, Courage, Commitment

And a couple for Fall & Christmas. :)

gold and black fall pumpkin quilted ornament

Pumpkins with sequins (Snow Globe pattern).

Gingerbread Ornaments

Gingerbread Ornaments

Snowy Day - Snow Globe Ornament

Snowy Day – Snow Globe Ornament

(Fun Fact: I made the Snowman ornament above years and years ago, and he was actually one of the reasons I began calling these “Snow Globe” ornaments. :) )

Want more ornament ideas? I have an entire gallery of them, right HERE. And, please leave YOUR ideas in the comments below!

(If you aren’t making the Snow Globe ornaments yet, and would like to learn how, you can get my in-depth e-book right HERE.)


  1. Linda Martin on August 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Do to no ones fault but my own, I’ve typed this comment 3 times & I’ve done it with one hand &a pencil. So I’ll shorten it. Does your e-book show you the embroidery? I’d like to try & do the embroidery myself, Also des it list all the items you need Can I get them from you?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on August 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Linda…. The e-book doesn’t show how to do the actual embroidery part…. it will show you how to use whatever it is you want to center (whether it be embroidery, or cross-stitching, or a picture), and make the ornament out of it. (I did my embroidery on a sewing machine…. I will see if I can find a link to the one I have and come back and add it here…. it was actually a pretty inexpensive one, for a sewing machine.)

      The e-book does list all the items you need, but I’ll list them right here for you, too. :)

      * A 3″ styrofoam ball
      * About 150 straight pins
      * 2 Squares of fabric with your image, or embroidery, etc…. with the image itself being somewhere around 2 1/2″ or so, square. The entire fabric square will be larger, and you can trim it down as needed. (And, by the way, this can be approximate. You will be able to work around slightly smaller or larger images – if that all sounds confusing, it will become very clear as you read the instructions and see all the photos in the e-book.)
      * 32 rectangles, about 3” by 2” each, of 2 accent fabrics, 16 rectangles of each color.
      * About 10 1?2 inches or so of trim or fabric.
      * Scissors & Tape measure.

      I have a big supply list with links to all these items and more, right here:

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions, and thank you. :)

    • Staci Ann Lowry on September 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      An update: I have a blog post showing how I do the embroidery part now:

  2. Anonymous on August 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Does your e-book show how to do the embroidery work? I’d like to do it myself. Does it give all the needed supplies can I get them from you? This is my third attempt at typing my comment and one handed with a pencil. So here it is. Linda PS. I love your ornaments!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry on August 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you! And, so sorry that you’ve had to type it out so many times! I just left a reply to one of your other “attempts” (haha) but I realized I forgot to answer if you could get the supplies from me.

      I do carry kits sometimes (, but as of right this moment, I don’t have any available for any of the Snow Globe ornaments. I’ve been toying with the idea of offering kits with custom embroidery, and I had enough interest after my email today that I might go ahead and offer that soon. I know you said you would like to do your own embroidery though, so that doesn’t help you much! I will have many more kits available over the coming weeks though, so you may want to check back here and there to see what I’ve added. :)

  3. Marge Stetler on August 31, 2015 at 8:52 am

    See that you say to use 3×2 rectangles. Is this better than using squares? I have been using 3×3 squares and my ornaments don’t always look as neat as ones I’ve seen. Thanks.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on August 31, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Hi Marge…. Yes, I do prefer the rectangles much more. I think it’s easier, and also uses a little less fabric (which really adds up when you’re making lots of them!) :)

  4. Pamela on September 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I saw a pattern of your it was on a towel with 3 letters It was round with the letters inside it look like embossed on inside. Love your web site very neat patterns. Thanks

  5. Winifred Atkinson on September 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Please send me how much the book me on face book’
    Winifred Bennett Atkinson.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on September 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Hi Winifred…. Facebook won’t let me private message you because my page is a business page, but the e-book is $10, and available right here: Snow Globe e-Book. It is a digital e-book, not a hard copy. Please let me know if you have any questions!

      • Laurie J Ehler on September 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

        The links for your ebook snowglobe ornaments do not work. I get “page not found”.

        • Staci Ann Lowry on September 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm

          ruh-roh! Thank you so much for letting me know.

          • Staci Ann Lowry on September 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

            I believe I have them working now. Sorry about that!

  6. Sue on September 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    This is my first time on this site an, I love it.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on September 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you, Sue! I’m happy to have you here! :)

  7. Mary Aldridge on September 25, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    They are lovely! I would love the one for fall but I’m afraid my hands won’t do it
    any more. Do you possibly sell any? Hope, hope!!

  8. Nita Welch on October 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I LOVE your ornaments, I just found you on Facebook. I downloaded your free pattern, and will gather the supplies I need
    tomorrow (nothing is open right now, LOL), and I will be ordering more patterns, SOON, thank you so much, love your “Snow Globe” ornaments!!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Thank you, Nita! I’m so glad to have you here, and I hope you enjoy making the free pattern! Please let me know if I can help with anything! :)

  9. Martha Strickland on October 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My oldest daughter just got married and I thought about making them a snowglobe ornament with their names and wedding date in cross-stitch as the “center” using their wedding colors.

  10. Jean on November 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I would like a Duke one!!

  11. Jackie on November 22, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks Stacy I love all these ornaments to look at am moving but after xmas plan to get busy Happy Thanksgivibg

  12. Linda Wagner on January 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Hi again it would not let me pay before the time ran out. What is the deal with this I waited 3 months and can’t pay before the time runs out.

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