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Monday, December 6, 2010

snow crafts...

When I was little, I was captivated by snow globes.
Miniature winter worlds encapsulated in glass.
With the shake of your hands, you could create a blizzard of swirling snow and glitter!
So according to Martha (Stewart, that is)
"making home made snow globes is a wonderful and fun way to bring back some of the magic of childhood."
What my friend Norene and I discovered was that 
"making home made snow globes is a nasty, messy project that takes more than a few tries to get it right!"
Anyway...first to gather up all necessary equipment.
jars, plastic greenery, glitter, glycerin..
and tiny toys which are really hard to find.
Here is Norene's version of an iceberg by the tree...
...beach glass comes in handy in all kinds of weather!
My tiny plastic sheep weren't working out so I made my stuff out of Fimo clay. (which bakes up in the oven)
(except he lost his nose because the orange pen I used was water soluble! Note: everything you use has to be waterproof!)
In the end, they ended up looking pretty cute in the window...
...and yes, the magic is still there!


the wild magnolia said...

Snow globes are a favorite of mine too.

Good job!

Sherry O'Keefe said...

see, another post about magic. thank you for this.