Make Your Own Spring Snow Globe

With a cheeky smile Tonya Trantham is saying goodbye to Winter today.
She alters an old snow globe (snow = Winter) and turns it into a welcoming and colourful Spring and Easter inspired globe.

I found the musical snow globe sitting in my husband’s study window – all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun. I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside.

Materials used to alter the snow globe:
Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Paint –  Ivory

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – GoldRum Punch
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Soft PeachBaby Blue
Canvas Corp 80# White Cardstock
7gypsies Gypsy Moments paper – Take Our Breath Away
Dew Drops, Flat Back Pearls, Pearl Sprays
Sequins, Moss, Chipboard
Bunny Image from the Internet
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry
Sizzix: Eileen Hull and Tim Holtz Dies
Scissors, Paper Cutter, Paint Brush, Die-cut Machine, Stylus

Since there were screws in the bottom, I took it apart and cleaned it inside-out and taped off around the glass globe before painting.

I applied two coats of Ivory Decor and DIY Paint and once dry, removed the tape around the glass globe.

I cut an assortment of flowers, leaves and greenery from White Cardstock and 7gypsies Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away Paper using the following diecuts: Flower and Leaf Stitchlets, Stitchy Flowers and Leaf and Holiday Greens Dies.

I used Glimmer and Simply Sheer mists to paint the flowers. I spritzed the different mists onto a piece of glass and then poured a small amount of water so the colors would blend and placed each flower into the colors.
Once the color was absorbed, I moved each flower to the side of the glass to dry. I love the soft mingled colors of each flower.

I drew a circle on chipboard that would fit the opening of the globe and cut out along with a bunny image that I found on the internet. I wadded up a piece of tissue paper, adhered to the center of the circle along with the bunny – this created a ‘podium’ for the bunny to stand on.

Next, I covered the tissue with moss and shaped the flowers before adding them to the arrangement. To the centers of the flowers I added Dew Drops, mini flat back pearls and sequins. I finished the scene with a few pearl sprays.

I adhered the arrangement to the inside lip of the globe and then added painter’s tape to keep it in place.
Once the adhesive dried, I removed the tape and screwed the music box back inside of the base.

This was a very simple project to create even though it looks labor intensive – it wasn’t.
Are you now ready to find your own snow globe to alter?

Happy crafting!!!

– Tonya –
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Make Your Own Spring Snow Globe' have 2 comments

  1. March 10, 2018 @ 11:57 am Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

    Beautiful!

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  2. March 12, 2018 @ 9:35 am Julia Cotrim

    What a nice and beautiful idea!

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