Hello Crafty friends! Einat Kessler here with a special project created for our Hand-Made Christmas Celebration with the Christmas Love Campaign.
A hand made snow globe!
It's actually very easy to create.
First you need to find a glass or plastic jar. I reused an old pickles jar I had (why not give the gift of recycling to our planet too right?). Paint the lid with your choice of color, I used red of course.
When the lid is dry you can start adhering your embellishments.
For my main embellishment I used the cute snow man from the "Let it snow" stamp set by Susan Weckesser. I stamped a thick transparency with Stazon black ink and cut it around the image.
Then I adhered it to the lid.
Make sure you use a silicon water resistant adhesive to glue down all your embellishments.
Also make sure to use only plastic embellishments because metal will rust in the water.
The next step is to fill the jar with distilled water, but not all the way live about half an inch of air.
Add glycerin (you can get it in any drug store) which will give the water the right consistency so the "snow" will fall slowly when you shake the globe. Add glitter and close the lid. I recommend putting the silicone glue around the inside of the lid before you close it so it will be completely sealed.
My photo is a little blurry because of the water but you can see the glitter floating around. I also added diamond glaze and let it drip to mimic a window with frozen water on it.
I added a colorful bow made from May Art ribbons on the top and it was done!
I hope you'll be inspired to create a snow globe as a Christmas gift for someone you love!
To start off this wonderful year 5th year of the Christmas Love Campaign, we are having a Hand-made Christmas Contest.
What you have to do:
*Follow along during our Hand-made Christmas event from November 2 - November 16, 2013 at Susan K Weckesser Inc blog
*Like the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook page ---> HERE.
*Make your own Hand-Made gift. (it can be something you designed yourself or if you want try something that the designers have created please go ahead and have fun and do that!)
*Take a picture and post it on our facebook page. Or if you have Instagram post it there and tag it #craftuplove , #christmaslovecampaign & #susankweckesserinc so I see it! You can find me @ [SUSANKWECKESSER] on Instagram, so come follow me and I would LOVE to follow you! So much fun!
*Give your gift to a neighbour or stranger to make them smile! SPREAD THE LOVE!
*Come back to our Hand-Made Christmas post and let us know that you have crafted up some love and you will be entered to win a awesome prize pack from the above sponsors. The prize will include lots of goodies so you can craft up more love! How awesome is that! You have until November 17, 2013 at midnight MST to enter. Have fun!
COME & JOIN US!
Have fun creating!