December 14, 2012

Have you seen this Christmas crafting idea yet?

Snow globes are a popular Christmas craft and pinterest is just full of all sorts of wonderful variations right now.  This version (which uses plastic wine glasses) has been recently been featured on My So Called Crafty Life and Little Pink Studio.  
Supplies:
Plastic wine glasses
Card stock (I used paper coasters and pinking shears to cut to size)
Miniature plastic figurines
Chunky white glitter
Mod Podge
Hot glue
Pipe cleaners and miniature ornaments

I purchased my plastic wine glasses from the Dollar Tree.  Their wine glass bases allow you to easily detach them from the stem of the glass.

Thank you for all the Christmas figurines, Aunt Marion.  I knew they'd come in handy!

I started by hot gluing my plastic figurines onto the cardstock and then brushed mod podge around the figurines.

I then generously sprinkled chunky white glitter on top of the glue.

The rim of the plastic wine glass got a coating of hot glue and then it was secured on top of the card stock.

Pinking shears added a decorative edge.  A Sparkly pipe cleaner and a single vintage miniature ornament was hot glued on top of the glass to finish the cloche.

Super easy.  Super addictive.
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I hope you find time to "play" this weekend.

41 comments:

vivian said...

adorable! I was waiting to see what you were going to show us! I'm off to clean my craft to get it ready for me to play in... it is a total disaster. but not for long! Happy Friday Kim!!
xoxo
vivian

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The turned out great!! you had the perfect assortment of figures to display. It really is a fantastic craft. So many possibilities. Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Love the idea,easy and darling.Thank you for sharing.Denise

Sue@House Pretty said...

So pretty and so festive! Who would have thought plsatic wine glasses from the dollar store could be transformed to look so magical?!

Patti M said...

Very pretty.....they look like little clear Christmas bells.

Perfectly Printed said...

These snowglobes are pretty darn cute! Such a great idea!!

chris

Lynne said...

Such fun you have . . . great idea!

LBP said...

Love it! Off to find plastic wine glasses! A great last minute gift idea..

Blessings

Linda

ImagiMeri said...

How cute, and I can see how it would be addictive.

Oh, congrats to Shirley for winning your shadowbox....she's a lucky lady.

Love ya
Meri

craftyles said...

These are so fun and cute. I will be looking at the dollar store for some plastic glasses. Such a great idea! Congrats to Zettas Apron on winning your lovely shadow box.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Adorable!!

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Me again! I see that I am finally caught up and what a wonderful time I have had visiting you!
I hope to be able to stop by more frequently now...

Hugs,
Deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this sweet idea. I actually found a little dome yesterday at the thrift store that is close to the size of a wine glass. I was playing around with some small things to put under it. I like the white cardboard on the bottom to hold everything! Holidays hugs!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Adorable!

Donna said...

How adorable, Kim! What a fun idea! Wouldn't they be sweet as party favors when having company? One placed at every setting would be oh so pretty!

GardenofDaisies said...

These are so fun! A tiny peek into a magical wintery world.

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh for crying outloud! There's gonna be a run on Dollar Tree today and not a pack of plastic wine glasses left in the stores! Thank you for simplifying the finding of the domes! @<:-)>

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Kim,

what a cute idea!! I had made some things like this last year out of clear cups. I like your version! Come by and see mine. I am making a post for Pink Saturday christmas this afternoon.

Hugs,
Debbie

Janet said...

I love this idea! I want to make some, too!

Anonymous said...

Kim they are so cute. Glad to see all the little figurines put to excellent use. If you need more glasses I have extra from the party last year let me know. Love Aunt Marian

Shirley Hatfield said...

Isn't this the best idea for your dollar store buck? I spent yesterday making some round boxes with a scene on top...will post mine later. I love, love, love this idea!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Now that is cute! Definitely something I want to try...if I can ever find any mini figurines! Thanks for sharing! :)
-Denise

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim! I made some things like this last year, but I LOVE your version! Uh oh, I can see more crafting in my future. LOL I need more miniatures. I featured you on my blog today, along with my version of the cups. Hope you don't mind. Come and see mine!

Christmas hugs,
Debbie xxoo

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

fun!

VintageBettys said...

Full of Christmas cuteness! Thank you for sharing the links and giving your instructions

NanaDiana said...

Kim- I have NOT seen that idea before. It is adorable. Thanks for sharing it- xoDiana

Nellie said...

These are just wonderful! One of our daughters has been known to come up with some crafty creations through the years. Snow globes are a really neat choice! xo Nellie

Cheryl G. said...

So cute!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very sweet idea! Thanks for sharing this idea and yours are so cute!
Warmly,
deb

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

No! I don't do Pinterest, so I hadn't seen these. They are too cute! And you did a fantastic job.
I think I need to do this with my niece. Did Josey make one?
Happy Holidays,
Erica :)

vintage grey said...

Oh my Kim!! These are adorable and all those sweet figurines are too cute!! Love these!! Great job!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

These are so sweet! What a great idea. I bet they were a lot of fun to make.

Danielle

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Just so adorable Never would of thought to use the plastic ones I had always recycled old clear glass plates candle holders and jars

Barbara said...

I remember making something like this when we were little kids ... a tall sherbert glass upside down over a little plastic manger scene. My mom was great at finding sweet little projects for us!

Heather said...

Years ago, I bought a cloche ornament like these at Cost Plus, and it is still one of my favorites. Very cute, Kim!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Kim, I found you through Debbie Dabble. I love this cute craft project, so fun! I'd love to have you link it with us.
New follower,
Patti

Pam said...

Those are adorable. I had not seen them being made anywhere and you know that I'm addicted to Pinterest, so that's a miracle. Very cute!

Jan Hennings said...

These are adorable :)

Joanna B said...

So sweet! Perfect craft to do with little M this week, thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

Perfect for those littles that seem to collect at Christmas...Renee

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