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Topic: Round Blue House Winter Shrine  (Read 1358 times)
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« on: March 05, 2016 06:13:18 AM »

One tiny winter thing swaps are fun. Honoring winter and all it's beautiful glory is so much better than actually scooping snow!

Inspired by a picture my partner pinned on Pinterest, I put together this little shrine. The northern lights hang over a little round blue house, tucked in next to a hot spring. Everything came from my stash...except the dowel used for the house. I had to purchase that...just to cut a bit off the end. Anyone need some 3/4" dowel?

The snow was the tricky part, I was afraid to ruin the whole thing. I found a recipe for corn starch and white glue that worked out very well. You just mix white glue into corn starch a bit at a time until you get the consistency you want. It's easy to add more of one or the other to control it. Add a bit of sparkle if you want.




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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016 07:53:23 AM »

Excellent frosty diorama!  Using fabric curtains to represent the Northern lights is a very novel and creative way to implement that natural phenomena which I've never seen done before.

I've also never heard of mixing corn starch and white glue together to make snow, I'll have to remember that.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016 09:52:38 AM »

The internet is a wild and wonderful place to research ideas...you can make fake snow to mold and make snowballs out of....pretty much the same recipe...larger quantities...just less glue. I made it a bit runny to drip off of the rocks. Crazy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016 02:42:34 PM »

That is adorable and the curtains are one of my favorite parts!
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016 08:47:27 AM »

Beautiful frosty scene! I love the effect with the lace. Perfect!
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