Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Craft Idea’

Personalized Snow Globes: A DIY Holiday Gift!

December 9th, 2014
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Super Glue Snow Globes Edit

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The holidays are here, yet again! We take so much time to concentrate on our immediate family’s gifts but also have so many more loved ones to give presents to. The hardest part is to avoid breaking our bank accounts. This simple do-it-yourself project is a great way to provide a personalized gift that is easy on your wallet and only takes a few minutes to put together using Super Glue!

Materials Needed:

  • Super Glue
  • Clear Mason jar with lid
  • Fine glitter
  • Water
  • Tiny Christmas figurines

Almost any clear jar works for this project, you can use baby-food containers, spice containers, or even pickle jars. Once you have found your set of jars, now you can use your imagination to create a beautiful whimsical winter season inside your snow globe.

Choose either plastic or ceramic figurines that fit inside your globe. Stay away from metal that will rust. You can use a small pine tree figurine and/or a small animal, anything you want! The best thing about this project is that you create a totally unique snow globe for each person.

Step 1: Begin by adding a few drops of Super Glue to the bottom of your figurines and mount them to the inside of the jar’s lid. Super glue will dry in seconds and provide you with a lasting, strong hold which will keep your figurines in place even when you shake your snow globe.

Step 2: Fill the jar with water and add in the fine glitter. Fine glitter will create the snowing effect; just add a few pinches of glitter – too much glitter will make the jar look foggy.

Step 3: Add a few drops of Super Glue around the inside of the lid and close it tightly to ensure that no one accidently spills glitter or water all over themselves upon opening their gift.

Share your snow globe creations on our Facebook page; we would love to see your creative side!

Reindeer Craft Idea

December 18th, 2009
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Reindeer Ornament[Photo Credit:  Babyccino Kids Blog]

Looking for last minute craft projects to keep the kids (relatives and houseguests, too:) happy and busy during these final days before Christmas? 

Here’s a terrific idea that is fun for everyone to make and really useful, too!

Charming Reindeer ……

They can be attached to large, or small, Christmas trees and used as ornaments or tied on gifts as package toppers!

All ages will enjoy the process of creating these clever little reindeer!

The entire project is described in detail on the Babyccino Kids Blog but here’s what you’ll need to get started (all available at Michael’s Craft Stores according the blog’s author, Courtney):

*Non-Roll Clothespins (2 for each)

*Paint (Brown & White)

*Paintbrush

*Super Glue

*Googly Eyes (small)

*Red Pom-Poms (small)

*Thin Green Ribbon

*Little Bells (optional)

Happy Crafting!!