Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snow Globe Dioramas

Everyone loves the voyeuristic effect of a diorama.  It makes it more precious somehow- more cinematic.  Well, this is sort of a cross between a snow globe and a diorama with one peep hole into the tiny world where you can create the lovely scene.  It's a simple and inexpensive project to turn everyday household jars into magical objet d'art. 

Awoooooo!  He's was $1 at Puzzlezoo on Main Street.  A baby wolf, waiting for mommy to return from the hunt.
Add an oval sticker to the inside of  the pickle jar.
And to the same place on the outside making sure that they are in the exact same place on either side of the glass.

Make trees into mini-trees.

Spray paint the inside of the jar gold (or whatever color you choose), spray paint the outside black chalk-board paint.  When painting the outside make sure to close the lid or the black will get inside the jar.

Raise the bottom up by hot gluing a riser to the underside of the lid, here I used an applesauce top from a squeeze pouch.

Then add your little feature.  Again with hot glue.

Model Magic around it to  cover the base.

Add rhinestones or a ribbon to cover the edge of the paint if it isn't perfect.

I'm using Tulip rhinestones for this.  Have fun!  

Here is another one!  A jam jar a la tour Eiffel.

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