DIY Mini Ketchup Bottle Snow Globe from recycled materials

Creating a Snow Globe from a Mini Ketchup Bottle

A little Holiday up-cycling project for my fellow collectors (aka savers).

When you order room service at some hotels you get these little glass condiment jars.

When my husband used to travel he’d occasional bring them home.  (I’ve trained him well.)

Add in a few miscellaneous supplies and I had the start of a cute little snow globe.

There are several options to use as a base.  Old hardware pieces, vintage Jello molds.

My brother once gave me several of the little brass pieces shown in the picture above.

I recently asked him what they are for.  (they are escutcheon plates)

He told me when he worked on houses and would put in the towel bars in the bathrooms

they would come with the option of either a chrome or brass escutcheon.

(back when chrome and brass was popular together)  And…now you know.

To Make the Mini Ketchup Bottle Snowglobe:

  • I gave the brass piece and the lid of the ketchup bottle a light sanding and sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Colonial Red*.  (my favorite red)  It might take a couple coats.
  • This was the hard part for me.  Allow the paint to fully dry before handling.  (trust me)
  • Using Super Glue*, glue a small bottle brush Christmas tree (found at most craft stores) on the inside of the ketchup bottle lid.  Make sure that the base of the tree is not larger than the opening of the bottle.
  • Glue large flat button to the bottom of the jar.  (or is it the top of the snow globe) Glue a decorative button to the white button to add height and extra prettiness.
  • Add a small amount of white glitter or fake snow to your bottle and screw on the lid with Christmas tree.
  • Glue ketchup bottle lid to painted brass base using  Super Glue*
  • Wrap a Craft Pine Stem* around the neck of the bottle and glue in place.
  • Tie a ribbon around neck of bottle.
  • Glue small snowflake embellishment.

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DIY Holiday Inspiration Station

Holiday Inspiration Station

Tis the Season to be Crafting…. 

It’s November, time to turn on the Holiday movies and start making your lists.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year to be creative.

Inspire Creativity…

It’s easy to promote creativity over the Holidays with a DIY Holiday Inspiration Station.

Set up a little spot in the house to spark a little inspiration for the whole family.

I used the large Three Drawer Organizer from Deflecto as the center of my station.

It’s large enough to hold full sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper and room for tags, ribbon and more.

It’s stackable for even more creativity.

This is one of my new favorites for organizing embellishments.

The Caddy Storage Tray* from Deflecto.

And best of all it fits into the large compartment of the Deflecto Stacking Caddy Organizer*.

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Brown paper packages tied up in string.

It’s easy to make your gifts look special when everything’s right at your fingertips. 

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Holiday Diamond Art

Joy Shadow Box Tray

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A simple Shadow Box that would be cute as Holiday Décor or used as a gift.

The “Happy Holidays” graphic would be cute replaced with a Holiday photo.

This project also uses a simple paint technique for old hardware.

 

Here’s what I used for my Shadow Box Tray:   

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Tips to make your project easier:

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  • Add Snowy effect by flicking white acrylic paint onto the pine craft stem using an old paintbrush.

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  • Paint the brass hardware with black spray paint.  Once the paint is dry, rub Rose Gold Metallic Lustre over hardware for an aged vintage look.

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  • For a cohesive look…rub Rose Gold Metallic Lustre onto the chipboard letters and the wood disc on the tree.
  • Cut the back of the bottle brush tree flat so that it fits snuggly into the tray.

 

This project was sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands and DecoArts.

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And then, just like that… it was over.

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Sue’s Holiday Workshop is the start to all my favorite Christmas activities.

It’s something that I look forward to every year.

Just like Christmas, so much time and thought goes into planning.

And then… just like that, it’s over.

I was so lucky to be able to spend the day with these lovely ladies last Saturday.

They are such a fun and special group.  I appreciate each and everyone of them.

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This year, I believe…the Frosted Winter Window was their favorite project. 

I know it was mine.

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As always… I intend on taking a lot of pictures.  (but, I get too busy and forget.)

Always a fun day!  Till next year.

Thanks Again Ladies!

How to make a Holly Jolly Flip Album…

Holly Jolly Flip Book

I wanted to share with you today one of my favorite projects from my Holiday Workshop

last Saturday.  It is the “Holly Jolly Flip Album” using paper from Canvas Corp Brands

Farmhouse Christmas Collection and a 5″ x 7″ Black Acrylic Frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions.

It’s a fairly simple project and the ladies were able to complete the album in just a couple of hours.

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Holly Jolly Flip Album

Here’s the complete supply list:

Directions:

  1. Mark and measure hole placement on black acrylic frame.
  2. Drill 3/8” holes into frame.
  3. Cut a 7” x 9” piece of Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe paper and insert into frame.
  4. Album Cover: Cut the “Holly Jolly Christmas” section from the Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft. Layer it onto black cardstock, kraft corrugated paper and then another back cardstock layer.
  5. Cut a 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” piece of Red & Black Stitched Diamonds and adhere it onto a piece of 5” x 7” Red Cardstock layer. Add a 3/4” x 4 3/4” strip of Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe. Adhere “Holly Jolly” layers onto the Red & Black Stitched Diamonds.
  6. Punch a 1 11/16” circle from the Better Not Pout Tags and glue onto the back of the Optical lens by adding craft glue along the outside edges of the lens. Add jump ring to Optical Lens.
  7. Mark and measure holes to line up with black acrylic frame on the Album Cover and punch holes. Add eyelets to holes with the Crop-a-dile.
  8. Tie a piece of gold ribbon around the front of the album cover.
  9. Cut several pieces of black 5” x 7” cardstock layers to use as the pages of the album. Decorate album pages using additional scrapbook paper layers, strips, flips, pockets, trim, cords, tickets and mini bags.
  10. Align, measure and punch holes in the top of the album pages.
  11. Add album cover and pages to the black acrylic frame using medium book rings. Add Optical lens to ring.
  12. Embellish the stand by adding gold decorative trim with Fabri-Tac glue.

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Thank You… I had a really good time

Sue's Holiday Workshop 2015

We have officially started Holiday Crafting. 

This past Saturday I had the privilege of creating with these lovely ladies at my 7th annual Holiday

Workshop.  We made a Holly Jolly Flip Album, 2016 Mini Desk Calendar, a Mini Ribbon Wreath

Christmas Ornament, Cards, Tags and a Holiday Planner.

So…Bring on the Holidays.  We’re ready!  (well maybe)

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We joked, We laughed, We ate, We crafted and We had a really good time.

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Everyone hard at work.

I host Sue’s Holiday Workshop in my church’s Family Life Center.  It is a big, beautiful, well lit space.

Look at all the space we have to work with.  Lots of room to spread out and no one was cramped.

A Special Thank You to everyone who attended.  I had a really good time.