Thursday, November 14, 2013

Waterless Snowglobe Tutorial


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!!


55 comments:

jeanniemc said...

Adorable, awesome, soooo cute...just a few words about the snow globes...and such talent--thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Thank you for the great tutorial, Karen. Lots of wonderful ideas here. Diane

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Thanks so much, Karen! These are really beautiful. It was so nice of you to put this great tutorial together for us. Have a great weekend! Sue

Anneke said...

this is a stunning project and great tutorial.
a beautiful decorated chrismas piece, which will stand lovely in your house.
thank you for sharing with us.
i also make this kind of things and fabric pillow, baskets , altereer art etc..
and you will find vintage cards on my blog.
greetings from Ann and i will follow you.

Helena White said...

Love! Love! Love! How cute are these? Lovely Karen, thanks for sharing. Hεlεɳa  ωίԵђ Լ♥ϋє  

Donna said...

Your globes are just adorable, Karen! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for sharing such a great tutorial. I want to try making some myself:)

gracie said...

What a wonderful project.

Beth said...

These are gorgeous, Karen! You are so very creative.

Desires of the Heart said...

So pretty Karen and so creative with all the components. The pictures inside add a lot too!! The little tart tins and ball sure do make a great finial and so simple to achieve. Your friends are going to love them! Thank you for sharing them with all of us!! Love your blog! Linda

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so sweet and so clever! they have your special attention to detail i adore them! ;)

Claudia E said...

Oh my gosh, I love these! I need to make a trip out of town to get supplies! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love them both, Karen! You've reminded me that I have trees to bleach myself. I'd love to try something like this, but I could see myself taking a whole day on a project like this. Love the images and your added embellishments are just so pretty.

Marilou said...

So very sweet Karen, just love what you did! very fun project!
Hugs and love, Marilou

Hopemore Studio said...

These are gorgeous! I just made some glitter houses and was thinking they needed to be under glass. Your tutorial is perfect to help me finish, thank you!!
Angie

The Queens Table said...

Really gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Sandra Kaye said...

These globes are amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing:):)

nélinha said...

So Beautiful!!!! really gorgeous
thank you very much
French Kiss
Nélinha

Patty Antle said...

You did inspire me, Karen. I have been collecting old jello molds but now I need tart tins too! Love your snow globe and thanks for the tutorial. Love the people in it. Karen what kind of card stock do you use?

Lorena Wheeler said...

Karen, these are so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I am so in to reusing and repurposing and this has all of that!

Be blessed!
Lorena

morkaren said...

Kære Karen, du er en ren kunstner, jeg elsker at besøge din blog, men i dag har du virkeligt rørt mit hjerte, ideen med børnene der leger foran træerne er genial. knus morkaren.

Scrap for Joy said...

This is the most beautiful project for snowless snow globes I have ever seen! Thank you for the tutorial...I so want to make one.
Happy Friday, Karen!
Joyce

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

This is so gorgeous Karen!
I'd love to feature this tutorial on my blog during my annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration beginning in December...would you be okay with that? I will most certainly give credit to you and add a link to your blog as well.

Okio B Designs said...

I just love these! So pretty! I've been hoarding jars all year so I could whip some snowglobes up this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanine

Keith@Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

Gorgeous! I love your attention to detail, well worth the effort! Thanks for sharing how it was done, beautiful!

Vicki Boster said...

Karen- the snow gloves are absolutely glorious-- so many beautiful details. Just the perfect blend of wintery vintage! They are amazing-- thank you for going to all the trouble to share the tutorial.

Xo
Vicki

UTKANE Z PASJI said...

Swietna dekoracja i wykorzystanie foremek na babeczki:))

Curtains in My Tree said...

adorable

Alicia said...

ME PARECE PRECIOSO!!!!
SALUDITOS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously AMAZING!! TFS the tutorial~

Lori Young said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Sharing and going to put this on my list to create this year!! Thank you for such detailed instructions!!

Missy George said...

Karen..They are gorgeous..Knowing you, they can't be bought..I would love to have a few :)..Great job
They would be fun to make..I just don't have any of the makings except maybe the card stock..

The Old Parsonage said...

What gorgeous Christmas treasures! I love the images that you used - I'm a big fan of anything vintage inspired!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Leann

Christine said...

These are just so lovely......so generous of you to share the process. You find the neatest embelishments!
Chhristine

time worn interiors said...

These look amazing, thanks for the tutorial!
tot

...& 50 & Feisty & The Rules Don't Apply said...

You have "wowed" us once again. Love these and love you!
Be Blessed

Nadia Bhuptani said...

Unbelievable that you made this! Amazing! its so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing, inspiring!

www.ananasa.com- Home For Handmade

Romeo said...

A "doofus" MOL, I don't think so!!! Probably more like got so excited that the trees actually bleached that you couldn't wait to glue those babies down before they changed their mind and reverted to green again. Well at least that's what would have happened here. "She" tried doing that and they never did anything but rust the inside metal stand MOL. But if something like that can happen, it happens here. And people wonder why I'm never sharing her creative wonders?! Wonder no more ;) I think I purrfur to visit you on your creative endeavors. I actually know what things are when you get done creating them! Beautiful and thanks for sharing. My feline eyes appreciate the beauty. Must run though, I think I hear some catnip calling my name.

Purrs and head bonkers!

Romeo

Bohemian said...

Karen these are so Inspiring and Lovely... I agree that the amount of details and attention to it is what sets it apart from the ordinary and makes each Creation extraordinary! Thank you for sharing this technique and tutorial.

Holiday Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

Deb Rogers said...

How Beautiful....so Generous to share...

Marti McClure said...

Karen these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderfully creative ideas! Marti

Martinel said...

Splendid!!!I like it sooooo much:) I"m your new follower:)

kathy said...

So pretty(both versions)..I've been pinning several but it helps to break down the steps, thanks for sharing.

Janet's Creations said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. On my To Do List for after Thanksgiving.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Karen, those are so spectacular and charming. Thank you for telling us the how to's. These will be added to my looong list that I hope can get done this year..Happy Monday..Judy

Sandi said...

Too cute Karen!! You sound like me on the ripping apart. Lol
Blessings~

Charlene said...

I ADORE THIS!!!! I want to do some too!!! I was going through Pinterest the other day & saw of your things on my Christmas Board & pouted that I hadn't had a chance to make any of them. And, I doubt there will be time this year either. SOMEDAY my life will slow down & I can make a magical Christmas world like you do. MISS YOU!!! Hope you'll stop by for a visit. HUGS!

Tamara said...

These are so pretty, Karen and I'm always amazed at your ideas! Bleaching the trees is just so clever. I always love visiting your blog. Thank you so much sharing.

Blessings and happy Thanksgiving!

farmer girl said...

I love your art ! Thanks for sharing I want to make this.

Jan Tanis said...

Beautiful Karen!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So lovely, thank you for the inspiration! Found you through Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies and so glad I did! Deb

Christine LeFever said...

You are more amazing as each day goes by! I only JUST discovered this wonderful site. Beautiful!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

These are so beautiful. Thank you for the steps to creating one of our own ")
I've popped in from Ravenwood Whimzies.

Cocoanlace said...

Those came out really beautiful. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I think when I make one I will just glue my trees and such to the inside of the jar lid. Then I'd screw the jar down onto it and embellish the sides of the lid. Although your base adds a lot!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Thank you for the great and beautiful tutorial! I am anxious to try this! Jil

Gina said...

These are absolutely amazing......Saw them on Pinterest and just had to come and look.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

gina

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