Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

Snow Globe Ornament

thediypanda:

What you’ll need:

  • clear ornaments (i used both orb and “hockey puck” shaped ornaments)
  • glitter spray paint (i used krylon glitter)
  • faux evergreen garland (one that you don’t mind taking a few branches off of)
  • styrofoam blocks (or fake snow)
  • glue dots ( i used zots) or a hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • funnel (rolled up paper also works)
  • white spray paint (optional)
  • tinsel glitter (optional)
  • puffy paint (optional)

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Step 1: Create Mini Trees

Clip off a few branches of a faux evergreen garland—


Cut the branches to fit inside your ornament and trim until it resembles a tree—


for reference, this tree is 2.5 inches tall. for a cypress look, it is trimmed with the needles pointing up.


for a christmas tree shape, trim it with the needles pointing down.

Flock your trees using white & glitter spray paint—


for the same effect, you can also sponge on white acrylic & glitter paint.

Set aside the trees to dry.

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Step 2: Prepare the Snow

Rub together two blocks of styrofoam—


instant snow!

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Step 3: Assemble the Ornaments

Using short blasts, lightly spray the inside of the ornament with glitter spray and let dry—

Using a glue dot or your hot glue gun, put a dot of glue on the base of the tree—

Use tweezers to “plant” the tree in the ornament—


it may take a little finagling to get the tree positioned correctly, so the glue dot is much more forgiving than hot glue. push down until the tree is firmly in place.

Using a funnel, add foam snow/and or glitter to the ornament and give a little shake—


through the magic of static cling, some of the snow will stick to the sides of the ornament. btw, this effect doesn’t work without the glitter spray… i tried.

Ta-Da! A Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Ornament!

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But that’s not all! There’s definitely room to experiment.

For some ornaments I used glitter spray paint & foam snow—


the best part? no water needed to create a snow globe effect!

Some I used white spray paint & foam snow—


use short blasts of white spray paint (or primer) to get a snowy effect. let dry before adding trees and snow.

This one has just tinsel glitter—


give a little shake and the tinsel glitter will stick to the sides of the ornament.

And this one has foam snow inside—


the “snowcap” on top of the ornament is white puffy paint and a sprinkle of foam snow.

fashiontipsfromcomicstrips:

Manicure Monday: Wonder Woman nails, by Marie NAILS SOHO.
The best Wondy manicure that I’ve seen yet!

fashiontipsfromcomicstrips:

Manicure Monday: Wonder Woman nails, by Marie NAILS SOHO.

The best Wondy manicure that I’ve seen yet!

mothernaturenetwork:

DIY cat door recognizes your felineThe computer program recognizes the cat’s profile, and if your feline companion is carrying anything in its mouth.

mothernaturenetwork:

DIY cat door recognizes your feline
The computer program recognizes the cat’s profile, and if your feline companion is carrying anything in its mouth.

unconsumption:

Adding to the growing group of jar reuses with these three finds:
1. Jar tops with holes in them enable you to more easily carry drinks (read: less likely to spill them), especially when you’re on the go. The reusable/refillable jar-glasses pictured above, via PoppyandPearlCo on Etsy, come with reusable, BPA-free straws. (Spotted on Pinterest, via TreasureAgain.)
2. BPA-free, reusable (and recyclable) Cuppow screw-on tops also make it easier to carry beverages with you, without spilling them.

3. This next idea — cutting off the tops of salt containers and placing them onto the tops of jars — made the blog and Pinterest rounds several months ago. Still brilliant. (via Pinterest; click through for a brief tutorial)

unconsumption:

Adding to the growing group of jar reuses with these three finds:

1. Jar tops with holes in them enable you to more easily carry drinks (read: less likely to spill them), especially when you’re on the go. The reusable/refillable jar-glasses pictured above, via PoppyandPearlCo on Etsy, come with reusable, BPA-free straws. (Spotted on Pinterest, via TreasureAgain.)

2. BPA-free, reusable (and recyclable) Cuppow screw-on tops also make it easier to carry beverages with you, without spilling them.

3. This next idea — cutting off the tops of salt containers and placing them onto the tops of jars — made the blog and Pinterest rounds several months ago. Still brilliant. (via Pinterest; click through for a brief tutorial)