Recently of a trip to my home town to visit my family my sister and I went to a crafting night at the local art center. We made dioramas, it was a terrific evening.
My home town took their old library and made it into an art center for the town to enjoy. They have different artists work on display and offer many classes and workshops through the year. It is a wonderful place to go, have fun and meet people. Nice to see this build put to use.
To make the dioramas, there were tea cups to choose from, a wide assortment of small decorations, and glue. We used both Tacky glue and hot glue. Add glitter, pompoms and little snow flakes and with in an hours time you have made a diorama or two.
Webster definition of diorama is: a scenic representation in which sculptured figures and lifelike details are displayed usually in miniature so as to blend indistinguishably with a realistic painted background. Not sure that is really what I achieved, but it was fun and I am doing more of these little projects. You can use lids, match boxes, cookie cutters pretty much anything that will hold your display. I have been collecting old Christmas cards to add as background. Here are a few more diorama ideas: Click on picture to follow to link.
How did the holiday season get here so fast? I know a lot of people think it is still too early for Christmas ideas, but if you are a crafter and don’t like waiting until the last minute it is time.
I like this idea from Kristie’s Corner. You could take the frame idea and make it your own. Remember to pre-drill your holes so the wood won’t split when you screw in the screws. Also we get really windy in December so I think I will add screw eyes to the bottom and stake it to the ground.
This looks so pretty with the giant ornaments, from Hallmark channel. I did a check internet check to see if you could find the balls to make this ornaments and they have bright fitness balls out there, so it is doable.
I like this tree from Powerful Mothering. There are no directions but with a little craft know how, not a hard thing to make.
I am sure it comes as no surprise that many of the decoration on my tree are handmade. It just feels like my family is there with me when I look at those decorations and I can’t part with them. So in the next few weeks I will post different decorations that you can make for your tree or home.
Scrapper Girl took a few things from around the house (or craft store if you aren’t a saver) and made this charming Noel display. I think this is a craft that you could easily take and make your own and fun for the kids to help too.Rosy Posy has an idea for a star made from cinnamon sticks. Won’t that make your home smell wonderful?This would be a nice one for those with a fabric stash from Sofie Legarth. It is in french but if you take the address and drop it into Google, press search, it will take you to a translated site. The strips of fabric are 8 x 30cm which is about 3 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches. I love the colors she selected.