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Monday, November 15, 2010

Snow Globe Cake Stand

 "What's that? You're looking for some traditional Christmas craft ideas, 
all in stunning shades of green and red?"
"Yeah, we didn't do any of that over here. We did some weird stuff. Try that blog over there.
What? No, it's a water pistol."
Anyway, we're going to do the Winter version of my little cake stand contraption. 
Hit the Dollar Tree and gather the following:

Three semi-spherical bowls. Target also carries these for $1.49
Three little white porcelain houses
Small figures (my package had 3)
A small white tree
Foam block
White glue
A sharp knife
White stuffing or batting
White glitter
Primer
White spray paint
Goop
First, take these trashy looking skillfully hand painted figures outside.
This one looks like a holiday shoplifter.
Give them a good coat of primer, because there's no telling what they're made of, 
then a coat of gloss white.
Meanwhile, determine how high you want your house to sit inside the glass sphere.
Cut the foam block with the knife and give it a light coating with the white spray paint and
allow everything to dry.
Glue the foam to the bottom of one of the bowls.
Glue batting or stuffing on top of the foam to cover.

Using generous amounts of glue, add the house, the tree, and one figure.

Start just drizzling white glue everywhere.
Sprinkle the glue with white crystal glitter.

Run a bead of Goop around the edge of the bowl...

...and invert a second bowl on top.

He looks a lot less sneaky now, huh?
Using Goop again, set the sphere on the third bowl, then place the plate on top. Allow everything to dry. Scrape any excess Goop off of the seams.

Have some fun with the dessert table.

Need more ideas?
Here's one for THANKSGIVING and one for HALLOWEEN!
Oh, and HANUKKAH!

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35 comments:

Kim K. said...

Very fun. I just might have to steal this idea. I've got some little glitter houses that might need a snow globe cake stand.

PS. I delivered on my promise. I spent the weekend organizing my craft room. A tour is now posted on my blog!

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

That turned out great Sunny! Love the makeover for the shoplifter. You helped to rehab him! lol

Phyrflie said...

Love it :) Now the question is, where could I place a sucker this size, if I make one?? Hmmm.... Keep up the great ideas :)

Sherri B. said...

This is one of your best yet, love it!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love white and silver for the holidays! I laughed out loud at the Christmas shoplifter comment! Great pix of your boy too! Very Sherlock Holmes-y.

The Thriftress said...

Very cool idea. That dude sure does look less sketchy now. I haven't seen those figure at DT yet. May have to check them out! Thanks!
Sarah

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So cute and another cleaver,cleaver idea!

tina said...

I think i'll be hitting up Dollar tree for some glass bowls this week ;)

Becolorful said...

You win. :) Cleverest thing out here
Pam

Nikki ~ I will follow U Back! said...

Gall the possibilities are endless Huh?

I think I am giving some of these for gifts. I just thought of my mom as you know but now I'm gonna do more.

~ Nikki

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh Sunny, out of the 3 youve created this is by far my favorite.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

That's awesome and so creative. Nice job!!

Chelsea said...

Hahaha, love how it turned out! And yes, that shoplifter did look sneaky... not anymore, though, now that you're through with him! :)

~Chelsea

Heather said...

Wow, you have the best luck at Dollar Tree. I can never find anything! Great job!

MJ said...

Cool as always :)

Debbie said...

I just want to know how in the world you think of these things? You truly are the wittiest out there! I love how it turned out, really cute!

Ginger said...

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http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-award-yipee.html

xoxo
Ginger

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

This is wacky! You are so creative.

Deb said...

Seriously Sunny - WHERE do you come up with this stuff?? This is possibly the coolest thing I've seen.

Jenny said...

How incredibly cute and creative!!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is really neat. I like how you use such easy peasy stuff!! Makes for a very cool stand -- I could totally see stacking cupcakes on that plate!! And the globe inserts are endless :) Thank you dear!

RedTedArt said...

Oh you really do come up with the most original things! This is fabulous!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Lovely to see you there regularly!

Maggy

Nikki said...

Adorable!!! But I don't know...he still looks semi-sneaky to me LOL. Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Regina said...

Very cool and unique. Thanks for sharing this project. Dollar Tree here I comeeeeeeeee

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

How cute is that. My imagination is running wild with the posibilities. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very cute idea and great tutorial. Thanks so much for joining the party. I do ask that you add my link or button to your post so others may enjoy the party.

Suzy said...

I like this one the best! Thanks for the great tutorial. Now I'm off to the dollar store...

suzy

PS- Thanks for stopping by my Commercial Break Thursday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute Sunny!! I love how it turned out and great job on the tutorial! The dollar store definitely gets some good stuff in sometimes! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!!:)

AllieMakes! said...

How fun! That turned out fabulous! Love that it is all from glass-wear!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Becolorful said...

I want whatever you are eating, drinking or smoking. :0 You come up with some of the greatest ideas.
Thanks for sharing at BeColorful
Pam

Ginger said...

Loved this idea! You can put so many awesome things in it Just Brilliant!
hugs

Krafty Kat said...

Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring this tomorrow! Please stop by and grab a featured button!

Bella said...

See what I mean girl,,, where do you store all these, lol. This is probably my favorite one so far, it's so cute.

Thanks so much for linking to **Amaze me AUgust**

I am linking this to **6 weeks 2 JINGLE** as well, hope you don't mind, but I want to get all the Christmas crafts on there as well, so if it's Christmas try and link it up there, make it easier on me, lol.

Oh and just as soon as I get my giveaway up and running, make sure to enter for your chance to win SEVEN, yes SEVEN fantastic gifts.

THANKS SUnny!!!

Maggie said...

thats beautiful (:
Thank you so much for joining our linking party this week. We enjoy seeing your projects and invite you to continue to join us every wee
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

freckled laundry said...

How cute is that?! Love it!

Hugs,
Jami