Maker: Catherine Robbins
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 3-4 hours
Project Cost: $100
This festive winter scene by Catherine looks like a snow globe, but without the shaking. By using a cloche, the little world can be switched out each year, and you still have that glittery "snow."
- Modeling clay
- German glass glitter
- Glass cloche/bell jar (or any container you like)
- Miniature trees and animals (Etsy is a great place for these!)
- Create your landscape. (You want to make sure that your landscape is small enough to fit inside the cloche - if you're worried about size, you can trace the top of the cloche onto a piece of cardboard and use it as a guide.) I had never worked with modeling clay before, so I quickly learned that you need to use plenty of water for the best shaping ability. I poured some water over the clay and my hands and then just started working the water into the clay. Soon it became easier to manipulate, and I created a landscape that I liked.
- Set your scene: I placed all my little critters and trees in the clay, making sure to push them deep enough for the clay to hold.
- Make it snow: I sprinkled a liberal amount of German glass glitter over the entire scene. You could use any kind of glitter, but I liked the sparkle of German glass glitter and thought it looked the most like snow.
- Wait: Stop touching it and let it air dry. This was hard for a perfectionist like me, but I'm happy with how my snow globe turned out!
Thanks to Catherine for sharing the Snow Globe gift idea.
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