The Christmas spirit hit me earlier than usual this year. I resisted putting up decorations before Thanksgiving was over, but pulled out everything the very next day. We still need to get our fresh tree and put that up, but I do have my fake trees and all my other decorations up. One of the reasons I wanted to get all the decorating done quickly is because I have a number of craft projects that I’ve been thinking about and I always seem to run out of time to actually DO them once the season hits. Over the years, I’ve collected a number of miniature Christmas trees and animals and figurines. After loving these Snowglobe Ornaments from a couple years ago, I was determined to set aside a whole day to create and fill my house with miniature snow scenes.
In addition to the miniature figurines and trees, I walked around the house and collected apothecary jars, domes, cake platters, even a gumball machine to build the scenes in!
This one here is just a cake platter with a floral berry sprig, a flocked mini tree, a bunny figurine, and an ornament (from Target, this year!)
The gumball machine usually resides in my daughter’s bedroom. She got it from Santa a few years ago and it continues to be popular among the sisters and friends. This was a traditional red and silver gumball machine, but most of it disassembles into separate parts, I’ve spray painted it white with a pearl overlay and gave the coin/crank part of the machine a coat of champagne. The black stand was sprayed oil-rubbed bronze. You guys – I LOVE this gumball machine makeover – goodbye bubble gum and hello cute little snow scene – even if it’s just for the holiday season. I added a paper house I made using my Cricut, a couple sprigs off some faux greenery, a tree, and a little deer. Tinsel around the base makes a cute addition!
Jo-Anns is selling these little glass mini domes. I bought a set of traditional porcelain figurines off of eBay a few years ago that join my holiday pug (also Jo-Ann) in this scene.
It’s been a lot of fun experimenting with different combinations and different types of containers.
Alright! So last week I went LIVE on Facebook assembling these cute snow scenes – we ended up chatting and crafting for over an hour so the video is a big large to upload here.
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