I am always surprised by what posts get more comments than others. Yesterday's on the beautiful, vintage-looking snow globes and the Gaggle of Geese measuring cups from the Anthropologie web site received quite the reaction! The good news is I attempted the task at hand. The bad news is it does not have gorgeous Anthropologie jewelry shimmering inside of it.
After making a trip two different craft stores, I found small glass jars (but only bought one, and a tiny one at that), gold glitter, white glitter, super glue, and the toughest ingredient to locate: winter figurines. I discovered the sled and barrel in an old box of dollhouse furniture in our basement.
Clearly they weren't getting much use and thought they'd be better off placed in a snow globe.
Step 2. I sat down...
with popcorn, a movie, and my puppies to attempt this possibly disastrous craft. After all... super glue was involved.
Step 3. I applied super glue...
to the bottom rim of the jar and sprinkled translucent beads around until they all stuck. I waited. Then I applied glue to the bottom of the snowman and held him in place against the bottom of the jar for 20 seconds. I repeated that with the tree. This took about 4 minutes. So I let them sit until the end of the movie until they were really, really dry.
Step 4. Add glitter and water.
Unfortunately, I added a tad too much glitter. It was just so pretty! Then I added water until it nearly reached the top. Again, I think I was a bit overzealous here also.
I lined the top of the rim with super glue and twisted the cap back on.
Step 5. Accessorize.
It does look pretty among the twinkly lights on the fireplace mantel, no?
As you can see, there is a bit too much "snow" (glitter), blocking a good part of the tree. Mental note to self for snow globes 2 and 3: ease up on the sparkles.
And yes there will be 2 and 3... what else am I going to do with all those hard-to-find Christmas figurines?? Besides, I am determined to get this right.
So... how'd you spend your Monday night? : )