I know it's a little early be talking St Pat's Day...but...on that note, it's a little late to be talking Christmas-unless, of course, you are already planning for next year. In that case, let's be friends. I put together some snow globes to share on GMT today via the Exec Producer's request. :O) I went a little bit crazy trying to find new and fun ways...and the only thing that limited the projects I brought was a lack of time, space in my car, but I may have found a new passion. First up, the traditional globe. The other two I'm sharing are Valentine's Day oriented, so I wanted something fun and spring-ee. I've seen these water globes using trees from the doll house section of the craft stores, toys from the dollar bins in stores, but I found this little clover cookie cutter and coins and decided this would be fun with some gold glitter.
For supplies, grab some distilled water at the store, glycerin (found near the cake decorating supplies-used to 'freshen' old food gels, or buy the skin care in drug stores), you can also use baby oil. I also got some E6000 glue-gorilla glue would work as well, or even hot glue. I just really wanted to make sure it was stuck for life. You want to make sure the objects you put in your globe don't have paint that will chip off because it will color the water-so plastics etc work best.
I used the E6000 to glue down my cookie cuter and a few coins at the bottom of my tray. I actually have the cookie cutter glued to a bottle cap to make it stick up over the lid, and I used the coins to over up the cap. I let it dry for several hours before moving on to step two.
blogged about those earlier this week...
I'll post a link to my facebook page later.