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DIY snow globe

Christmas celebrations wouldn’t be complete without the exchange of Kringle gifts amongst friends. My Crafty Kittens Club made a splendid effort this year on our gifts, and I thought I’d share my snow globe creation with you here. It was such a joy to make, with a few lessons learnt along the way….

Lesson 1: Miniature plastic trees are hard (if not impossible) to find.

Lesson 2: Train model trees are not suited for immersion in water, even after attempted waterproofing using nail polish and suede shoe water guard spray.

Lesson 3: Leaving the jar unsealed for a week was a wise idea. Discovering my creation in a greenish/yellow swamp after a few days away was quite the surprise. It wasn’t really the look I was going for…

Lesson 4: Snow globes look just as good without water. Unfortunately the water removal took place right before the exchange of gifts, so I didn’t have the chance to take a photo of it!

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So many cute kittens at my local toy model store…but which one to choose?

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Kittens playing with wool…perfect for summing up my Crafty Kittens group.

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Let it snow! Snow in a can is underrated, this stuff is magic.

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A few rocks plus a hot glue gun, and the scene is set.

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3 teaspoons of glycerol and a dash of glitter to create sparkly drifting snow. Glycerol is also good for skin and constipation…who knew?

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Ta-da! The snow globe with water, before it turned into a swamp.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Here’s to another year of love and creativity.

Kitty x

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