I hope your holidays went by smoothly! Sorry I couldn't post this one before the holidays, but I am a last minute kind of girl sometimes, especially after finals. Besides, I didn't want my friends that read this blog to know what they were getting before hand (hint to the people I still need to see!).
Anyways, every year I choose a craft to make for everyone since I am a struggling college student. This year I was inspired by all of the snow globe ornaments I had been seeing all over my normal crafting sites. Here is my version:
A few weeks before Christmas I went out to find some clear glass ornaments to use. I could not find them anywhere! I even went to every store I could think of in the next town over and nothing! Apparently they were a hot item this year. I was going to order some off of Amazon, at a super inflated price, when I decided to look for one more day. Luckily I found one pack hidden in the back of a shelf.
After I had the ornaments I went in search of things that will fit into it. I found lovely little figures at a dollar store that just fit into them (although I shattered one trying to get it to fit). I also found some snow covered branches at a craft store that I cut and made into little trees. Every place I went to was out of bulk snow, so I had to get a little creative. With my boyfriends help, we broke apart styrofoam that came out of something or another to use instead.
I started off by prepping the trees. I used hot glue to piece them together and also to stick them into the globes. It was a little difficult to get the webs out with tweezers after, but it was just the most efficient glue I had on hand for the job.
|Here is the branches, because it was so close to Christmas I got it for 1/3 of the price.|
Since the glass ornaments I got were a little on the cheaply made side, some of the openings were wonky. I had to pair each one up with a figure that will fit it, the bigger ones going into the better formed ones. I used E 6000 to glue them into place and long tweezers to get them there.
The rest of it was just a matter of putting in enough snow and closing it back up.
|Even my boyfriend was excited with how they came out|
Honestly, they were a huge hit. Everyone adored them!