Snow Globe Repair
What happens if I break my snow globe? Can it be fixed?
Repair and Shipping and handling costs for repaired snow globe within the 48 Continental United States.
I broke a favorite snow globe - but it's not one made by Snow Globe Central. Will you still fix it for me?
What do I need to do to have my broken snow globe repaired?
What is the repair charge?
International Shipping and Repair Charges
Other Shipping Conditions
Please note that we do not sell repair kits or glass globes.
Accidents do happen, and glass is by its nature, very breakable. If you drop your globe, save all pieces except glass shards (discard broken glass carefully). We can often replace the glass, liquid and confetti or snow and rebuild the globe for a repair charge which will be quoted to you at that time. Please be aware, that due to the time and handwork involved, it may cost more to repair your snow globe than the original globe cost.
However, we know many people have snow globes that are special to them for sentimental reasons, and if you choose Snow Globe Central for your repair, we will do our best to make your snow globe good as new again.
We do not fix any type of light(s) or motor or anything controlled by battery or electrical plug.
If the base breaks as well, contact us and we can quote a replacement cost for current base designs.
1 3/4 inch snow globe repair is $20.00 plus $15.80 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $35.80
2 1/2 inch snow globe repair is $25.00 plus $16.80 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $41.80
3 1/4 inch snow globe repair is $30.00 plus $17.80 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $47.80
4 inch snow globe repair is $35.00 plus $18.80 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $53.80
5 inch snow globe repair is $40.00 plus $21.75 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $61.75
6 inch snow globes repair is $50.00 plus $26.50 handling and UPS ground service for a total of $76.50
We cannot repair snow globes larger than 6-inch diameter glass globe.
Yes we can repair most broken snow globes. If you are not sure please send us a photo or call to discuss.
Place the broken snow globe in a plastic bag then pack it very carefully so that the resin insert is protected and does not move around in the shipping box. A great way to pack a broken snow globe so that the resin insert is protected is to place a large plastic cup over the insert and tape the cup to the base. Then place the bag over the base and cup and pack securely in a shipping box. Put your name and best phone number to get a hold of you in the box. If you have a email we will also take that since we can enter that to the UPS shipping information so you will be notified when your repaired snow globe is shipping and you ill also receive a tracking number.
Can you replace just the glass globe in a snow globe?
Please email us with as much information as possible on your damaged snow globe. We can repair many snow globes, depending on the size of glass globe that is needed. The diameter in the base opening is the primary measurement we will need. (This is the largest measurement straight across the circular opening in a globe base where the glass meets the base.) We can often replace the glass, liquid and replenish snow or sparkles that we show on our site as needed to rebuild a favorite globe.
On the base of your broken or cracked snow globe, measure the diameter of the circular opening where the snowglobe fits into the base. The diameter is the largest line straight across from point a to point b.
Glass replacement globes for snow globes and water balls are most commonly available with diameters of: 1 1/8 inch diameter = 1 3/4" snow globe
1 3/4 inch diameter = 2 1/2" snow globe
2 1/4 inch diameter = 3 1/4" snow globe
2 3/4 inch diameter = 4" snow globe
3 inch diameter = 5" snow globe
4 inch diameter = 6" snow globe
If your base opening is one of those sizes, or just slightly larger, we should be able to replace the glass on a broken or damaged snow globe or water ball. If you need another size, let us know and we will tell you if that size is available.
4 Inch Broken Globe
An opening of 2.5-2.75 inches at the base (or close) is usually a 4 inch diameter glass globe.
5 Inch Broken Globe
An opening of 3.00 inches or close is usually a 5 inch diameter glass globe at the largest point across.
We can not fix mechanical parts or broken bases or attachments. We cannot repair broken snow domes made of plastic. We do not sell glass globes or repair kits.
An estimated repair charge will be quoted to you after we receive the information needed. Price range is typically:
1 3/4 inch snow globe repair is $20.00 plus $15.80 for UPS ground service for a total of $35.80
2 1/2 inch snow globe repair is $25.00 plus $16.80 for UPS ground service for a total of $41.80
3 1/4 inch snow globe repair is $30.00 plus $17.80 for UPS ground service for a total of $47.80
4 inch snow globe repair is $35.00 plus $18.80 for UPS ground service for a total of $53.80
5 inch snow globe repair is $40.00 plus $21.75 for UPS ground service for a total of $61.75
6 inch snow globes repair is $50.00 plus $26.50 for UPS ground service for a total of $76.50
If you are NOT sure if your broken snow globe can be repaired please email or call first. We can often tell by your description of the globe and the damage, whether this is a snow globe we may be able to repair, or not. If you send a broken snow globe to us for repair, you will pay for shipping both ways - once to deliver the globe to Snow Globe Central and then to have it shipped back to you. Shipping charges are in addition to repair charges.
Please email us with your location/destination information and we can advise you of the expected shipping charges for a finished globe. Remember, broken snowglobes will weigh less than complete/repaired snowglobes which are filled with liquid. A snowglobe, the protective packing material and box may weigh more than four pounds, so for some people adding up the cost of shipping to Snow Globe Central for repair, the cost of repair and the return shipping cost may not be worth it for the repair. Typical UPS or FEDEX shipping charges are $190.00.
Snow Globes which are shipped to us with no contact information in the box will be held for 30 days and then discarded
Snow Globes which are shipped to us and we have received a credit card number to proceed with the repair work and then we go to process the credit card and it does not process we will contact you to correct what we have found what the error might be with the credit card. If we can not contact you, we will hold the repaired snow globe for 30 days and then discarded it if we do not get a response back to our phone call or email.
If you send a broken globe to us, and we cannot fix your broken globe, we will not pay to ship it back to you. Please email or call first so we can discuss the repair with you before you incur shipping charges.
Although a broken snow globe (without liquid) may be shipped to Snow Globe Central for repair by U.S. Mail, we cannot return it to you using the same method due to Postal Service regulation regarding against the shipment of liquid. We typically use UPS for shipping domestically, and may use UPS or FedEx internationally for return shipment of globes. This allows tracking of the globe as it is returned to you.
Please note: The cost of shipping a liquid-filled snow globe internationally may cost more than the retail value of the globe.