Use a glass container, any glass container, even a round fish bowl! Place artificial snow ( or salt ) at bottom for the base. Add some greenery from the outdoors with the artificial birds and nest from a craft store or garden shop.
Create these waterless snow globes by hot-gluing small evergreen trees to mason jar lids, then pouring fake snow in the jar and screwing on the lids. Group several together for a wintry scene you can leave up all winter long.