Hello everyone!! Christmas is just around the corner and I have been having lots of fun making Christmas crafts and gifts for my friends!
These waterless snowglobes came out so cute, I thought I would share with you how I made them. :)
I started by bleaching out a bunch of bottle brush trees that I purchased at Michaels. I just threw them in bucket of water with a bleach solution of about 4:1 (water to bleach) After about 15 min they looked like this.
Then I took a paper mache box that can be found at any of the big craft stores...
...and I covered it with this cool burlap and lace ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby. You could also cover the box with any paper or fabric.
I put the top back on the box. It will become the bottom of the snowglobe.
I added paper to the top, but found that it was really unnecessary. I poked holes where I wanted the trees to go.
As you can see, I pulled the bases off the trees because I wanted them to sit lower on the box.
I used a bit of glue to secure them.
Then I added some more glue to the base...
...and sprinkled mica snow on it. Then I decorated the trees with pearl garlands, pearls and rhinestone beads.
(After I finished the whole piece, I realized I had actually planned on doing something a little different, so I made some changes... I'll show what I did in a few more pics)
I wanted to mix rustic with refined so I used natural jute to wrap around the top of the jar. I used a hot glue gun for this because I wanted it to hold right away.
Decorating the box came next. I used gathered lace on the bottom as well as silver tinsel garland and Platinum Stickles glitter glue.
Then I glued the jar upside down onto the top of the box, and added some more Platinum Stickles glitter glue to the top of the jute.
I layered several different snowflakes together and glued them to the front of the base.
Next, I spray painted a tart tin and a wooden ball with a flat base with off white spray paint.
Once they were dry I used an antiquing glaze to age them and give them some depth.
This is what they looked like after some of the glaze was wiped off.
Then paint them both with Mod Podge...
...and sprinkle with fine crystal glitter.
Then I added some jingle bells that had been wired together and glued the whole thing on top of the jar.
This is what it looked like when I was finished, but as I said... I was a doofus and didn't do what I had originally planned. I decided to carefully tear it apart and make some changes.:)
What I really wanted was an image of vintage children playing in the snow.
I printed the image out on my computer and glued it to a piece of heavy cardstock.
I left enough cardstock at the bottom to fold under and use it to glue down the image.
Once I ripped out the front tree and replaced it with the image, the whole thing came together the way I had originally wanted it. :)
Here is the second one I did. Instead of using a box for the base I used a large inverted tart tin for the base as well as a small one for the top. The jar is smaller too.
I added some snowflakes to the outside using Frosted Lace Stickles glitter glue. Then I decided I didn't like it and scraped it all off! LOL! Hey, it's a girls prerogative to charge her mind right???
Well I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and it inspired you to do something creative today!!