Hello! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my Mom and daughter's birthdays. Mom's birthday is the 8th, and my baby girl will be 21 on Wednesday! Hard to believe I have a daughter turning 21. Time goes by so fast, it really does. To celebrate, I threw them a jewelry making party in my studio and will be sharing some of that soon. It's always such fun to get all of the ladies in my family together to craft and spend time together.
Today's tutorial is actually my take on someone else's darling tutorial. But first, I have to tell you, I had an awful time taking photos of these little "snow globes". I retook photos several times and edited and edited, but just couldn't get them to look that great, but at least you will get the general idea of how I made mine.
These daring ornaments were our inspiration. And I don't know how she was able to take such fabulous photos of these plastic snow globes, but they're lovely. (To see the full tutorial and the rest of her ornaments, click here. ) You'll never believe that these sweet little snow globes are made using disposable plastic wine glasses!
My daughter and I made our little snow globes during our craft sessions when she was home for Thanksgiving. She actually made 3 of them while I worked on one and made these ornaments.
The tutorial thoroughly shows you how to create these, but you simply cut off the stem of the wine glass using a dremel. Create your little scenes using whatever vintage elements you would like on a paper base, glue them in place, and add mica flakes through the top openings.
In the original tutorial she used beads to seal and hang the snow globes, and I had some beads that would have worked perfect for that, but I recently got rid of them thinking, "I'm never going to use these...". Isn't that how it goes? So instead, we used small vintage glass ornaments, and just pulled out the little loop. To create the globe above, my daughter used some plastic deer that I had completely covered in silver glass glitter. Love that look!
The snow globes are quite easy to make and would be a fun activity to do with your children of any age. :)
A couple of things...
If you're part of the vintage stocking swap, you should be getting ready to mail your stockings.
And if you're waiting on an order, rest assured that I have been working around the clock trying to get all of the orders shipped out. I'm getting close to being caught up, thankfully.
I would love to see if you make any snow globes from the plastic wine glasses!
Happy creating! Cerri