I used to make crafts all the time. Life got busy and I have missed having a creative outlet.
With a little extra time on my hands, I thought I’d show you this one.
I know you have probably disposed of all your Christmas cards, but just in case you haven’t, here’s another idea for them.
Or you can keep it in mind for next year.
This is an updated version of the old fashioned sugar ornaments.
This is a little long, so I’ll make it into a two-part series.
You don’t really need much.
An assortment of Christmas cards.
A clear glass or plastic container. Originally these were made in a clear plastic or glass ball ornament with an open front.
I like to make them in something with a lid and still see through the front. To keep dust away from the inside.
Decorative snow. I got this at Hobby Lobby. It’s a small container.
Some small scissors, tweezers or needle nose pliers and a little imagination.
This is what we’ll be making. With your own originality, of course. Mine is just a guide.
It’s a 3-D winter scene, complete with snow.
Picture in your mind what you would like to see inside your container.
Maybe a nativity scene, woodland creatures, ice skating on a pond…
It really depends on what you have available in the cards.
You’ll have to guage your scene by the size of your container.
If your container is really small, like mine, you’ll look for smaller pictures on the cards. The bigger the container, the bigger the pictures.
The pictures on these cards all look too big.
Look closer, at the smaller pictures around the big pictures.
Like the trees, here. All of these smaller pictures, you will find on the cards above. Just to give you an idea of what to look for.
Notice the small Christmas tree or the house in the background.
A lot of cards have small woodland creatures.
Or how about Christmasy things like toy soldiers.
The wreath on the church.
I liked this little elf.
A horse drawn sleigh, maybe.
Okay, gather your materials. Guage the size and start looking for pictures to put in your 3-D winter scene.
Remember, not too much. You don’t want it to be too “busy”.
Mine has a house, two trees, a rabbit and a chipmunk.
Tomorrow we’ll finish up.