When I first started this craft, I had no intentions of turning this into my version of a Snow Globe. But that is why I love to craft and make things, because sometimes they do not work out and other times when they do, it’s wonderful!
Supplies I Used
- Shadow Box: I purchased mine on sale for 50% off at Hobby Lobby
- Gift bag of your choice: I found mine at Walmart in the Christmas section
- Miniature Christmas trees: I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the section with the mini ornaments.
- Small embellishments: I had a vacancy sign that fell off of a Christmas decoration and kept to craft with, plus a wood star
- Faux snow: I found faux snow from both Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby
- Mod Podge in matte and paint brush
- Dixie Belle’s Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint and paint brush
- Dixie Belle’s Black Wax plus clean rag
- Fiskar Self Healing Mat, and Rotary blade
- Hot glue and glue gun
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Prepping my Snow Globe
I had a package of mini Christmas trees I purchased from Hobby Lobby on hand, but I wanted them to be less green and more “snowy”.
So I grabbed my Cotton Dixie Belle paint and a paint brush and dry brushed faux snow on the branches of the trees.
While these were drying, I then started breaking down the gift bag and taking the backside of the shadow box off.
By using the shadow box backing, I used the rotary cutter to cut the gift bag down.
Then I decoupaged the gift bag onto the front side of the shadow box backing using Mod Podge.
While this was drying, I then decided to darken the wood of the shadow box by staining the wood with Dixie Belle’s Black wax.
To see how I did this on a previous project, click here.
Once all these were dry, I am ready to assemble!
assembling my Snow Globe
Once I verified where the top and bottom of my shadow box would be, I started hot gluing the embellishments in place inside.
I added about four Christmas trees, I had a “Snowed Inn, Vacancy” sign and star saved from scraps of an older decor piece, plus fake logs.
When these were all in place, is when I realized something was missing.
And I had some up in my craft room!
Once I was sure I was done with everything inside, I laid the shadow box down and poured the faux snow into the box and then replaced the backing.
So easy, I hope you put your twist on this idea and share!
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