|Paper mache bauble halves are perfect supplies for this|
vintage bauble craft.
Craft enthusiasts have been assembling miniature snow scenes inside of all kinds of baubles for more than 100 years. Sometimes you can find little snow scenes inside of: hollowed out eggs, recycled Altoid containers or any number of tiny boxes. I used both a plastic bauble half and three paper bauble halves that I purchased from my local hobby shop for this project.
There is really very little work involved in the crafting of these sweet little snow scenes, especially if you have a stack of old Christmas cards on hand. Children ages nine and up will enjoy pasting in all of the elements and be overjoyed with the ease of crafting ornaments with such professional results.
Parents and teachers, however, must do a little leg work in order to make the craft transpire smoothly with minimal frustration. Take a quick peek at the cards you have on hand and make sure to collect or purchase miniatures that compliment the card's themes. Snow scenes are by far the easiest to collect for because miniature deer and trees are typically sold in hobby stores around Christmas time for these kinds of craft projects.
You will definitely have more success purchasing miniatures online than in finding these supplies inside shops. This is because crafts are trendy just like anything else and this project is considered a bit too old-fashioned by many folks. However, vintage is in and I predict that the supplies will become more varied and abundant within the next few years.
|I made four snow scene baubles with three|
old Christmas cards.
- translucent white glitter
- white school glue
- paper pulp (premix)
- tacky white glue
- tiny figurines (dear, carolers etc...)
- tiny bottle brush trees
- old Christmas cards (landscapes, city scenes)
- cotton balls
- tiny stickers
- mica chips or miniature mirrors (for ground cover)
- wire for hooks
- hallow bauble halves (plastic or paper, I used both)
- acrylic paints; white and blue
|This tiny snow scene is my favorite because it is so blue. It helps to cut a series of slashes on the edges of your card clippings in order to make then fit nicely inside of the bauble shape. Also the smaller the scene, the easier the fit.|
|Here you can see the back sides of my snowball baubles.|
I applied glitter to three of them and cotton batting to one.