Wow! I've had such a wonderful four day weekend!! I could really get used to these long holidays! Yahooo! It's been so much fun having extra time to craft!...Last night, I was in the mood to make a Christmas project. So, off I went to dig in my stash. This is sometimes where ideas begin for me...Just digging! I came across a set of Tim Holtz's new Idea-ology pieces...Woodlands. It's the one with the trees and wreath... You just gotta love these pieces! The possibilities are endless! Right next to this sat a Ball canning jar that held some jingle bells....Then it hit me! Snow Globe! LOL!
Off I went to make the a snow globe. It was so fast and easy to make that I thought I really needed to share this with you all. I'm going to make several for gifts like tomorrow...If I had more jars I would start on them tonight! LOL!! Wouldn't you know I'm in the mood to make snow globes and don't have any jars! Hahahaha! Have you noticed how many things in the fridge are plastic these days....Anyway let's get on with it! I really hope you make some of these as I think it's a great home decor piece and also a great gift... I think this came out pretty cool....I added some tiny jingle bells so when you shake the globe, it not only snows, but you hear the sound of Christmas....
OK, here we go....
Take the lid of the jar off and trace around it on a scrap of chipboard. Next, cut the circle out with Tim Holtz Scissors.
Paint the circle white with the Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber. Allow to dry.
With an Inkssentials Collage Glue Stick, run the glue over the painted surface of the white disk. Next, adhere a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap and trim around the edges of the circle.
I'm using a Ball canning jar that I purchased from the craft store, so I adhered the disk to the flat lid and then hot glued the flat disk/lid assembly to the inside of the ring.
Die cut a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Paper Stash - Holidays Past and assemble. Next, adhere the rosette to the center of the inside lid.
Cover the Tim Holtz Woodland Tree, with glue and then glitter with glass glitter in Silver. Allow to dry... Note: My jar is a pint and did not fit the whole tree, so I used my wire cutters and nipped off the wooden base to the tree.
Glue the tree to the top of the Rosette.
Cover a piece of chipboard on the front and back with the Holidays Past Paper Stash and die cut with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die. Ink the edges and then tie a jingle bell around the deer's neck. Apply hot glue to the bottom of the deer and adhere to the lid base.
Place a mixture of glitter glass, Mica flakes, and some tiny jingle bells into the jar. Carefully place the lid assembly down on the jar and screw tightly shut.
I painted a wooden finial, base and knobs with Adirondack Pitch Black Dabber and allowed to dry. I then went over the raised areas with a wax candle. Next, I painted all the pieces again with the Adirondack Snow Cap Dabber and allowed to dry. Last, I lightly sanded the pieces with sandpaper which pulled up the white paint where the wax resist was used.
Glue the feet to the base, the base to the jar lid and the finial to the top...VOILA!!!! A really cool snow globe perfect for your Christmas decorations or a great gift! What do ya think?
Thanks tons for coming by!
The Gentleman Crafter