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 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 They always cut flawlessly, and there are detailed assembly videos on YouTube for each project.

Putz Village Christmas Wreath


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


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.


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Miniature Stained Glass

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 »