Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snowglobe Ornament

I don't remember where I got the idea for this-I think at split coast or maybe from a blog. But the other day when we were shopping at Hobby Lobby, I saw some soap molds and suddenly remembered that I wanted to try it. The idea didn't originally use soap molds but I thought they would work-so I bought them. They are just your standard bar shaped mold-there is a pic down below.

So here's what I did-I cut out the house, trees and snowman using my cricut. The house and trees were made with the Christmas Cheer cartridge and the snowman was done with the Snow Friends cartridge. That snowman was cut at 3/4" (real dial size) to give an idea of how little he is. The house was cut at 1-1/2" and the trees at 1" and 1-1/4". I cut around the soap mold leaving about 1/4" of the backing plastic. I then cut the background paper (SU soft sky designer series paper) the same size and shape. I used some shimmery white cardstock to make the background snow-I just cut it freehand, glued it on, and trimmed to the same shape as the background. I used pop dots to attach the house, the snowman (after adding detail with copic markers) and one tree and tombow mono multi adhesive for the other trees. The snow inside the globe was made using this "make your own flower soft" tutorial. I mixed in some glitter too but it's not really very glittery so next time I'll use more. I used an anti static bag on the inside of the mold but it looked dusty so I sort of wiped most of it out.

I put sticky strip all around the flat outer part of the soap mold. Then I added the fake snow. I removed the sticky strip backing and then attached the background w/ the house, trees and snowman.

I didn't have any green lace so I took some white lace and used water and reinkers and dyed it. I used SU gable green first but it was too light so I added some green galore reinker. I dried it with my heat gun. I used sticky strip to attach the lace to the edges of the globe. Then I used tacky glue to attach the pearl strand. (btw I've had this lace and pearls for about 15 yrs. Finally I remembered to use it on something!) I made a double loop bow using my bow easy and stuck it to the top with a glue dot. Then I just used diamond glaze to glue the ribbon hanger to the back. I used a lot of different adhesives on this.

So anyway I thought it came out pretty cool. Here's a picture of the soap molds (this is a stock picture from online-I didn't take a picture of the packaging)

13 comments:

Sophia said...

Thanks so much for this great idea! I've been loving the cards made with these pop-up elements, but I think SU is the only company that has them right now. I'm thrilled with your idea for an ornament, since it's much more practical. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a cute idea and you did it so well

jimlynn said...

This is wonderful. Who would have ever thought to use soap molds! Great idea and it's so pretty.

joyd said...

Genius! This is beautiful!! I love it. Really Gale, this is so unusual and cool. I think I'll try something similar with the SU sweet treat cups. I won't have the room to do the gorgeous work you did though. So smart!! Love the dying lace idea too. Yay!!

JulieHRR said...

CLEVER GIRL!!! I love your ingenuity on this project and just wanted to thank you for sharing your creativity! WOW! Delightful!

scrappinmominky said...

Wow, this looks great. What a good idea. I might try this sometime if I can stop making cards long enough.

Traci said...

WOW! too cool! I love the fluffy snow inside and the pearls and lace around the ornament. What a great idea!

Paige said...

Terrific idea! TFS!

Jenn Embry said...

Wow! This turned out beautifully! Who would've thought a soap mold could be decorated so beautiful? I love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a great idea and it could not be any cuter! I was laughing...I never would have thought to wipe the inside with the anti-static! You just think of it all!!

crimsoncat05 said...

this is really cute- what a good idea, to use the soap mold!!

Donna said...

First,I have to tell you I love your blog.
Second, My girls and I make oranments every year. I haven't one yet for us until now!
Thanks again.
Donna

Naomi said...

Great idea to use the soap molds! This looks great!

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