Sunday, January 6, 2008

Craft Sunday - the debut!

So after oh, about 5 years of talk, I decided that 2008 will be the year my friends and I finally have craft parties. On Sunday I had 10 girls over to make our first project - Snow Globes! Directions are below. It was fun to find out that I can fit 10 people in my apartment - and it just got better when we tossed in mimosas, Bloody Marys, coffee, bagels and cream cheese! Lauren even made a nice little cheese plate.

The table of fun.

Colleen shows off her dinosaur diorama.

Piper shows off her dino in a tomato jar - this one didn't last too long. Make sure your jars seal tightly by using jars that formerly held foods - plus you get to recycle!

One of the best things was that I got to use all the glass jars I collect because I can't throw away anything. So save those pickle jars - you'll need them one day!

  • Glass jar with lid
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerin
  • Glitter
  • Waterproof glue
  • Hot glue gun & glue

  • Fabric flowers look awesome floating in the water
  • Definitely get plastic trees - allows you to create a diorama
  • Use fast-drying glue. We used glue that needed to sit and it was a pain in the neck.
  • Use rocks, plastic bottle caps, other items to raise your little figurines
  • If you're trying to assemble a complicated scene you can use the hot glue to prop things together - but make sure to use the real waterproof glue too.
  • Glue your figurines, rocks, trees, etc... to the inside of your jar lid. MAKE SURE that the glass will fit over your figurines and that nothing is blocking the grooves to seal your jar.
  • Fill your jar with distilled water
  • Add a cap-full of glycerin to the water
  • Add a pinch of glitter, flowers, etc..
  • Screw on your lid
  • Seal the lid with hot glue
  • Shake and enjoy!

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