DIY Mercury Glass Diorama Ornaments

I was unable to find empty mercury glass diorama ornaments to create my own scenes, so I came up with an easy DIY. All you need is a few supplies to get started:

  • Glass or plastic terrarium ornaments
  • Spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar
  • Krylon Looking Glass spray paint

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Fall Pumpkin Marquee

Fall Pumpkin Marquee

I finally made the pumpkin marquee from the file I purchased from svgcuts.com last year. I used Heidi Swapp marquee lights that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. The project went together quickly and is made from cardstock. I love the festive look it adds to my craft room.

If you enjoy 3d papercrafts, I highly suggest checking out the amazing projects offered from svgcuts.com. They always cut flawlessly, and there are detailed assembly videos on YouTube for each project.

Putz Village Christmas Wreath

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Despite her wrongdoings, Martha Stewart is my craft queen. When I saw the Winter Village Wreath on the cover of the December 2014 edition of Martha Stewart Living, I knew I had to make it. I’ve loved putz houses since I was a kid, but this wreath was the reason I was inspired to try making my own. Over four years later, I finally made my own version of that enchanting wreath! Scroll down for a picture with the lights on – it’s truly magical!

For articles with step by step directions to make your own wreath, and free templates for houses, check out the Martha Stewart website.Read More »

Snow Globe Ornament

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Even though it’s only July, now is when I have the most time to work on Christmas projects. I love vintage style christmas scenes in bell jars, cloches and dioramas. The tiny little trinkets and bottle brush trees always suck me in. I’m also addicted to putz houses, so I decided to make a tiny putz village in an ornament.

Supplies

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Miniature Stained Glass

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Late afternoon light filtering through the panes.

A few years ago I stumbled across a process for making very realistic stained glass windows for dollhouses and miniatures. These windows are 1:12 scale and fit in standard size components, such as Houseworks window frames. It’s a very time consuming process but the results are worth it!

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Enamel Top Table

1:12 Scale Enamel Top Table

I’ve been working on this 1:12 scale enamel top table for a few weeks. I painted with with Testors white gloss enamel spray paint, and that added a considerable amount of dry time to the project. The coverage wasn’t great either. Next time, I’ll stick with standard white spray paint and a gloss finish.Read More »