Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mini Snow Worlds

I had a very nice Christmas day, but now that Christmas is over, I am sad the season 
will soon come to an end. 
But my sister Lou will be visiting this week through New Years, so Christmas and the holidays will last a bit longer here at our house. 

Christmas morning just before the gift unwrapping frenzy begins!

I have one more holiday project to share before the season is over. I made a large temporary snow scene under a cloche that I had been wanting to put together for the holiday. 

Snow white bottle brush trees, two glass glittered deer in a snow dusted setting. 

I had fun making this scene, so I wanted to make some more. I found a couple of glass pieces at an antique store and made a couple of mini snow scenes. 

These two were the part of a shrimp cocktail set, the larger, the base for the ice and 
the smaller piece, holds the shrimp. 

The little snowmen were made from Model Magic from Crayola. An easy to work with clay that dries quickly. The little hats were also made from the Model Magic. The carrot noses are painted toothpicks. The little crown a scrap of gold paper. I painted the snowmen and added eyes and blushing cheeks with paint. Each completed snow person got a dusting of fine crystal glitter from Martha Stewart. 
I made little houses from glitter card stock. An assortment of bottle brush trees complete the scenes. Each scene rests on a circle of glitter card stock. 

I put each scene together by first hot gluing the snow people, houses, trees and embellishments to the glitter card stock circle. I turned my "jar or dome" upside down and put in about 2 spoonfuls of creamy white glitter. This I have had for several years and have not been able to find more. 
I wish I could find it again as it worked so well.

Then I ran a small bit of clear glue, 3D crystal effects by Sakura around the rim. I placed the glittered circle upside down over the rim and carefully flipped the whole dome right side up. I made sure the dome was centered over the circle, while holding the rim to the glitter card stock base. 

I then ran a line of hot glue around the edge, between the glass rim and glitter circle and placed some tinsel trim along the hot glue line. On top of each dome, I glued a button, bauble or knob to each. When all was set, I gave the whole thing a good shake to settle the snow. All complete! 
I had so much fun I wanted to make more and was lucky to find more of the shrimp cocktail cups and small glass bowls at my local thrift store for a great price!

Two mini globes.

Two little penguins and their igloo. 

Two Giants fan snow people with their orange glittered house for my sister and her hubby, 
big SF Giants fans!

A little family of three for my friend Jenny whose little angel Isabel 
was born just a few weeks ago. 

The whole little snow globe family. I have a few more to put together, one each for my sons. I have lots of little snow figures made as once you open the package of Model Magic, it is hard to seal, and it can dry out, so I made snow figures until the clay was gone. 

This was a very fun project and I enjoyed making each little scene. 

These will stay out through January, as they are too much fun to pack away! 

Happy Holidays to all and wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.



  1. I love checking in on what you are up to.
    The are just precious. I have been collecting those
    trees and wondering what to do with them. I want to try it for next year.
    Happy New Year.


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