Monday, November 22, 2010

♥ Santa's Workshop ♥ {A Do-It-Yourself Snow Globe!}

Here is a fun project that you can do that makes a great gift or a great decoration for your home! A Snow Globe that is made out of a 8" glass Fish bowl and one of those cookie tins you can pick up at the $ store. It is alot of fun to make and you can personalize it any way you want. It can be "filled" with lots of different things. I decided to make "Santa's Workshop" in mine. (Click on photos for better views!)
I first covered the tin with some paper by The Girls' Paperie called Tinsel and Twig. I then covered the top with some Music notes paper by My Mind's Eye from the Lost and Found line and added some glue and glitter to it. I then hot glued some ribbon and trim around the edge. I then added my little house, which I painted, added ice crystals, resin frame and candy canes, snowflake and pearls trim and a K&Co. sticker, and I glued it to the top of the tin. I then added more K&Co. 3-D stickers, more glitter and some more trim.
I then adding some glue with my glue pen, to the inside of the fish bowl glass and then added more ice crystals inside, so they would adhere to the glass. Then I glued some more trim to the rim of the bowl and placed it over my scene.
The sleigh is an ornament that I picked up at Mike's. I filled it with some K&Co. 3-D stickers, added some red glitter to the flower and a red bow. To finish it off, I added a sheer green bow, greenery, candy cane, bakers twine and a Melissa Frances rub-on to the front of the tin. I did not adhere the glass to the top of the tin though. That makes it easier to fill the tin with cookies, candies or whatever little present or goodies you would like. It also makes it easier to store away.
I am using the following FUN challenges for this: Check them out!

~ Paper Play Challenges: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
~ Meljen's Designs: Sparkle and Shine
~ Simon Says Stamps Challenge Blog: Sparkle!
~ Crafty Cardmakers: Spotlight on Containers and Fancy Envelopes
~ Really Reasonable Ribbons: Christmas Theme

I would love to see your "snow globe" if you make one! If you do, please shoot me an email!!

Have a great night!!

Hugs...

37 comments:

♥...Mo...♥ said...

A truly extraordinary project
I love

Cora Hoekstra said...

This looks so wonderfull, when I shut my eyes I can see the snow falling

Kelly Massman said...

OMgoodness! This is just gorgeous!

Auntie Em said...

Sooo pretty! Snow globes with pretty scenes are always so special. Love all the sweet details you have added to make it so fun.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Sharon said...

absolutely beautiful!

Something Special said...

Very cute project for sure. I want to try this one. Gives me some other inspiration too.

sandra said...

This is extraordinary!!!
Amazing project!
Love it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing how it's done. I'm so glad you joined our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Jean Martin said...

Woah! OMG! WOW! Gorgeous! WOW! I'm just picking up my jaw from the floor here.

Theresa said...

One of the rare times when the word amazing is truly appropriate! Wow!

Tracy said...

Your snowglobe is so pretty.

Mummylade said...

wow, it's amazing!!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

How creative - and beautiful! I love it! What a great project this would be to do with the Grandkids!

Kim. said...

This is amazing, I cannot believe how beautiful a fish bowl looks lol. You have created the perfect ornament here.
Kim xXx

lisa808 said...

I'm speechless! Awesome project!

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

WOW that snow globe is amazing! What a beautiful project and would make such a wonderful gift!

maxine said...

wow this is stunning x

Christine said...

Wow, what an amazing piece of art. I wish I could see it up close. There are so many tiny details to look at. I am just stunned by the cleverness of this project. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I certainly hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA This is gorgeous. Love it.

Lauretta See said...

wow... stunning!! beautiful!!!!!!!Thank you for joining us this week on the MelJens challenge. Good Luck!

Cor* said...

Speechless.....I don't know what to say ! Holy Moses, amazing ! truly unbelieveably magical! What a perfect creation. Thanks for making something fancy shmancy for our special envelope/container spotlight challenge. Best of luck to you. Take Care.....Little Miss Neat (Corry)

Debbi said...

That is so COOL! I love it! You did an amazing job on it. WOW!
*smiles*
debbi

Liszha said...

This is like the most coolest project and idea I saw since ages. I can't believe you made it yourself. It is so precious! Need to buy myself a little fishbowl asap!
But I think I can never make it as cute as yours. I am flabbergasted!

2Bis2DO said...

So beautiful. I recognized you for an award.
Thanks

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Yvonne Russell said...

This is so clever... a wonderful project.

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Dora said...

O wow this is awesome, I've never seen such a beautiful thing. And thanks too for the explanation, seems so easy to do it after reading it xx

Teri said...

This is an absolutely stunning project!! There aren't enough words to describe the wonderfulness-is that a word??- of it!! I am truly amazed at the depth of your creativity!! And the extraordinary talent that you are so generous to share with all of us! I can't wait to go buy a fishbowl!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!!
Teri

Becky Handforth said...

Hello,
Is the house an ornament also. Where ddid you get it? I want to make on of these for my MIL who loes snow globes. It is amazing

America said...

wow- exceptional wonderful WORK. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Debra said...

WOW.... This is the most amazing, jaw dropping piece of creativeness I have seen in such a long time. You blew me away when I read what you had used. All the details and workmanship are so truly inspiring. Thankyou for sharing your masterpeice. Stunning, xxx

Lin said...

I love the way you start your post with 'Here is a fun project that YOU can do'

I WISH!!!!

This is just the most amazing thing I have seen. Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous. Such a fine eye for detail and design and beautifully made.

I am still picking my jaw up off the floor!

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterboxxx

Linda said...

This snow globe is stunning! My favorite is the Santa's Workshop.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is amazing!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!! :)

craftychick said...

This is gorgeous!! What an awesome job you did!!
Very inspiring!! TFS!