Sunday, December 4, 2016

Solar Light Snow Globes



When you think of snow globes, doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic? There once was a time when snow globes were a classic Christmas item, and chances are, you had one as a child. Take the classic snow globe outside to add a warm winter glow to your walkway with this do it yourself project.



                                               Supplies:
Mason Jars
Miniature Snowmen
Plastic Snowflakes
Tacky Glue
Glitter Snow
26 Gauge Wire
Solar Mason Jar Lids (found in the craft store)

 I found these cute snowmen at Hobby Lobby...


I used tacky glue to add plastic snowflakes to the inside of the mason jars. The glue will be white but will dry clear. The snowflakes were on a strand and I cut them to have individual ones.



I added tacky glue to the bottom of the snowmen and placed them in the jars. I used tongs to help put the snowmen in place and then allowed the glue to dry.




I poured "snow" into the jars.






For each jar, I cut one piece of wire 12 inches long, then twisted the wire to form a loop at each end.


I cut a second wire that will wrap around the jar 4 times. I then threaded the loops on the first wire onto the second wire and wrapped the long piece of wire around the jar and twisted to secure.

Finally, I added the solar lids that I found at Michael's to the jars.



I hung the snow globes outside on hooks along my sidewalk and can enjoy the warm magical glow of a winter wonderland.





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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

I've seen so many posts from other bloggers, over the last couple of weeks, of beautiful snow scenes. We rarely get snow in my part of Georgia. We had temperatures in the 70's on Thanksgiving and spent the day in t-shirts sitting by the pool! So, this project is probably the closest I'll get to seeing snow at Christmas.

It started with one of the mini baking pans I bought over a year ago at a yard sale...

You may remember the Christmas ornaments I made with them last year. You can find that post HERE.

I started by filling the pan with Swamp Mud from The Dixie Belle Paint Company.
Swamp Mud is most commonly used to fill holes and repair furniture. It is also used with stencils to create 3 dimensional designs.
While the mud was still wet, I inserted a cute little vintage looking deer and bottle brush trees. 
The mud acted as glue to hold the deer and trees in place.

I'll definitely see more "mud" at Christmas than snow. But it's ok... I prefer to see snow in pictures rather than in my yard! For those of you who love the snow...enjoy, and keep those pictures coming!
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mini Bundt Pan Christmas Ornaments


I have a stash of mini baking pans and I've been having fun using them to make Christmas ornaments.
For the project I'm sharing today, I used mini bundt pans and added Snow Tex to create snow...

While the Snow Tex was still wet, I inserted a little deer...

Then I added a small bottle brush tree behind the deer...
The Snow Tex will dry overnight and hold the deer and tree in place.

To hang the ornament, I used bakers twine...


For one ornament, I used a tree only...


It doesn't get any easier than that!
Well, buying pre-made ornaments is easier, but way less fun!


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Church Paintings

Last week I talked about how I sometimes acquire things and they sit for a year (or ten) before I create anything with them. Other times I create something right away with my junk treasures, as was the case with this box of tin that a friend gave me...
The raised arch shape immediately made me think of a church...
So I filled in the arch with white paint and blended in a little brown...
I added a door...
and, a cross and a wreath...


I loved it so much that I decided to do a series of churches...


Don't be too excited for me yet for having completed a project so quickly...I still have a box full of the tin!

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