Monday, December 7, 2015

The Beginnings of an Epic Christmas Display Part 4

The house is now decorated for Christmas, and I hope you have enjoyed all 4 parts of this Holiday Decorating series. In this last part you will see the inside of the house as well. Comments are nice, as well as likes, and please subscribe for more!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A brief history of the Snow Globe, and how you can make your own.

Video Below
Erwin Perzy, came up with the idea by accident in 1900. Mass production started in Vienna in 1905, and 108 years later, the company - Original Vienna Snow Globes - is still going strong. Mr Perzy III has been in charge since the early 1980s and the company, despite having only 30 employees, 15 of which work from home, produces about 200,000 snow globes a year.
Nowadays kids have everything... I mean, they have computers and lots of other electronic things, and our snow globe has nothing, no battery, no nothing, Erwin Perzy III. Unlike cheaper rivals from the Far East, the company's snow globes are handpainted and manually assembled, and the actual globe is still made of glass rather than plastic.
This is all you need to create your own Mason Jar Snow Globe. 1: Waterproof superglue
2: Something to put inside. Mini Christmas trees, ornaments, a small house, snowman, toys will work.
3: Glycerin (available at crafts stores)
4: Distilled water (distilled water and glycerin in a ratio of 1:1 for best results!)
5: Glitter, or Fake Snow like crushed glass.
Use glue to adhere your trinket to the inside of the jar lid. Dry about 24 hours.
Fill jar with enough water/glycerin to fully submerge your toy. Add the desired amount of glitter.
Use glue to adhere lid to the jar's metal screw band. Let dry.
Apply glue to the lid's inner edge, and screw onto jar. Let dry completely before shaking.
You can also make "dry" Snow Globe Mason Jar scenes, just leave out the water and glycerin. Not to mention, you can also decorate the outside of the Mason Jar, and put a little battery candle in it. What ever you would like to do, after all, it is yours to create. Just have fun doing it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

You can make Old Time Christmas Decorations with your Ornamental Grasses!

What to do with those Ornamental Grasses? Video Below.
You can make Old Time Christmas Decorations with your Ornamental Grasses!
1: Start by cutting the grass.
2: Choose a shape, or shapes, and tie with twine. I did 4 different ones for the inside of the house.
3: Decorate as you see fit. You can secure it to the twine, or use hot glue. You are limited only by your imagination.
See how easy that was!
Since you know that you will have more Ornamental Grasses next year, you can just take off your decorations, compost this grass, and start fresh next year. If you are like me you will have a different idea of what you would like next year anyway.
Be sure to let me know in the comments if you like this idea, and especially if you intend to do your own Old Time Christmas Decorations. They are very inexpensive to do, and easy as well.