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« on: December 24, 2012 11:35:06 AM »


I made a snowglobe ornament for my Mom with her initial hanging from the branch.

 I had to do a little bit of trouble shooting so I thought I would share my process. I made a wire tree and painted it with nail polish. I used sticker paper to make an X and hung it from a branch. I used clear polish to train the thread to hang down. It didn't fit through the top of the Michael's ornament very well. I scored the bottom of the ornament, pushed in some marine goop (durable glue) and pushed the tree in. I held it in place with some locking forceps until it dried. I gave it a few days to cure then I filled it with water and a half teaspoon of glitter and filled the top with more marine goop.

I expected it to last a couple years, but then I moved across the country by car and it froze in the trunk and I took it from sea level to 6,000 feet and back again and it leaked.

I still like it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012 05:24:31 PM »

I REALLY like it! It's so pretty and lovely. Pinning.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012 06:35:54 PM »

I love it. Merry Christmas

ohhh I pinned it as well Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012 11:46:57 PM »

so pretty and such a good idea. next time try using corn syrup instead of water, or a 50/50 mix of corn syrup and water, that way it won't freeze or get moldy over time and the glitter will hang longer when you shake it up. now sure how to solve the altitude change problem though. you might wanna do some research on home made snow globes and see if anyone has a solution for that one.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012 05:44:01 PM »

Oh, my first pins! ty!

I hadn't heard to use corn syrup, just mineral oil, which I thought would interfere with the glue. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012 08:18:25 AM »

It's beautiful!
(Too bad it did not survive the trip.)
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013 03:07:35 AM »

Oh, my first pins! ty!

I hadn't heard to use corn syrup, just mineral oil, which I thought would interfere with the glue. Thanks!

no problem. yeah i'd think mineral oil would have a bad reaction with the glue too, but i've seen a lot of snow globes made with corn syrup
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013 02:58:05 PM »

GENIUS!
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013 04:11:23 AM »

What a cute idea!
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