Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Frugal Christmas Gifts - snow globes


We made these "snow globes" this week.  The children liked this fun craft and are trying to decide whether to keep their globe or give them as gifts.  We have several.  And, as cute as they are, I don't want a globe village.

The material for this are:
  1. an unused or unwanted glass (we went to a thrift store to get some)
  2. miniature ornaments from the craft store (snow men, trees, baby Jesus, etc...)
  3. cotton balls
  4. little round mirrors for the lake
  5. hot glue gun and glue
  6. cardboard

Directions for making these:
  1. Turn your glass upside down and trace it onto cardboard.  This will be the bottom.
  2.  Unroll the cotton ball and spread it out on the cardboard circle.  Then glue it down.
  3. Cut the hanging threads from the mini-ornaments and glue these into place.  Give it a little shake to make sure they are secure.  If they are not, add more glue.
  4. Glue the little mirrors down.
  5. Place the glass on top of the whole scene and glue this in place.  Be careful to not leave "spider webs" inside the glass caused by the hot glue gun.

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1 comment:

Aarti said...

Wow, so clever! And it's so pretty. Well done :-)