SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 | Comments: 51
Inexpensive stemware from IKEA are easily converted into interesting snow globes…
Small plastic reindeer (picked up at Michaels for a few dollars) are caught in a winter scene under glass.
You can also check resale shops for lone stemware pieces.
I used a brandy glass and a red wine goblet from IKEA to make mine – they cost a few dollars each.
Place glass upside down onto cardboard and trace the circumference of the opening. I used cardboard from a cracker box – but you could also use a card too.
Using a hot glue gun, I attached my objects to the cardboard. I bought my trees and deer at Micheals, but you could use pinecones, old jewelry or even a photograph.
Fill glass with a few tablespoons of artificial snow or glitter.
Line rim of glass with hot glue and press on cardboard.
I cut a piece of decorative origami paper to cover the back of the cardboard.
A sliver of the cardboard base will be poking out from the rim a bit – to cover this up, I painted it with white glue and dusted it with white glitter.
You can leave these as they are or top with a candle.
You could also rest an ornament or pine cone on top too.