Monday, December 5, 2011

It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas! {Day FIVE}


So our little snowglobes have been featured by...
MomAdvice, Design Dazzle, and Primp!
If you're stopping by from one of these sites, take a look
at the twelve days of Christmas listed up in the right corner of my blog.
And don't forget to enter my Playroom Design + Printable + Starbucks giftcard giveaway here.  
Hope you'll follow along with us here on this amazing adventure!!!

Good morning friends!!
Rested from the weekend?
{not right?!}
So much time, so little to do!

I am excited for today...
This is probably my favorite day so far.

Remember rhymes with grow robe?

Yep, you guessed it!

SNOW GLOBES!!


but these are not your mama's snowglobes,
we've added a little flair...a twist...some details.
Still keeping it simple and special. 




This is a super easy, kid-friendly project that my oldest loved!!

I think the best tutorial I have found is from my
dear old friend, Martha.

The very best part about this whole project
is you can pretty much do whatever you want with it!

Use figurines from an old Christmas village.
Create a theme a little different from the traditional.

I found some toobes at Jo-Ann's and Michael's, they are in the kids section,
filled with figurines.  Used my trusty 40% off coupon!
I first bought the penguins because they were oh so cute.
Then I spotted the world landmarks and had to have them
for my little explorer.   I was quite proud of my idea I must say!
I saved thousands from trips to airports all around the world 
to pick up one of these souvenirs!!

Now we can just sit and watch the snow fall on Big Ben...
{Look kids Big Ben, Look kids the Parliament!}
Sorry had to...you know you're from Chicago when...
you can quote every line of any Vacation movie made
{except the Vegas one, that one jumped the shark}.

E loved the Empire State Building he
had the movie Elf on the brain,
and I was impressed he knew what they all were!  

We were also inspired by Happy Feet.
Aren't they the cutest?





For this wintery project you'll need...


figurines

jars in assorted sizes

{washed, labels removed, otherwise you may smell pickles every time you shake your snowglobe...
shake and sniff snowglobe? we may be onto something!) 


oil-based paint to paint jar lids

clear drying epoxy

glycerin to slow down the snowfall
 {you can find it at drugstores and yes, even Wal-Mart}

glitter
{I like extra fine or fine for this}

distilled water

I would try to determine the types of figures you'll be using before you start collecting your jars, to get an idea on the best sizes for your jars.


To get started...
1. Paint jar lids and let dry.



2. Carefully use clear epoxy {I used superglue} to adhere figure to 
inside of lid.  Allow to dry.
3. Fill jar just about full with distilled water.
4. Sprinkle in glitter.
5. Use a drop of glycerin.
6. Secure lid on tightly.
7. Watch the snowfall again and again!

I trimmed the jars out with some ribbon,  yarn, and twine, just
to add a little texture and by default make them a little 
sturdier to hold onto.






Who said there was only 1 way to shake a snowglobe? {goof!}




Right now they look so pretty on the window sill!




Next stop...my top toy picks for boys ages 6-8!  
Believe me we've done the research!
And a few updates to this toy list!


Later gator!
{michelle}


 Linking up our snowglobes this week to these fantastic parties!



10 comments:

  1. those are too cute! I've seen some around on pinterest but I love your idea with the different monuments! I may have to add this to my to do list too, that list is getting way too long! Thanks! lol.

    Meg

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  2. Okay. These are FANTASTIC! I am going to have to try these, too!

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  3. So cute! I'm putting this on my Saturday craft list.

    Thanks so much for adding your creativity to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy Follower and would love if you dropped by and grabbed a button :-)

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  4. i love these!! have been meaning to make them for a while...

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  5. oh my goodness these are so cool! I wish I had little ones to make these with! how fun!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  6. Awesome! I've been wanting a perfect snowglobe. This is even better!(:

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess

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  7. These are totally fun!!! Love them!!

    Megan
    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh those came out SO VERY pretty.. I haven't tried the whole snow globe thing yet but this is REALLY making me want to... I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  9. Cool and different than everyone else. LOVE it!

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I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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