Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to make a snowglobe?

It's been a while since my last tutorial. Snowglobes are cool for any occasion but I thought it would be cool to make a valentine themed one.

Here is what you need:
A jar, Fimo, glitters, toothpick, modelling tool,
two component glue and cookie cutters (not on the picture)

Make the Fimo soft by kneading it.
Then make a shape you like, I'm making a bone...
Then knead the red Fimo for the heart.
Place it flat between 2 wooden sticks and then roll over it with a rolling pin.
Press the cookie cutter in there.
Now you have a heart.
Of course you can also shape it yourself but I was being lazy.

Then break a small part of a toothpick and make a hole in the heart and the bone.
Use the toothpick to connect the both.
Bake it in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 110°C or 265 °F.
Apply a dot of two-component glue to the inside of the lid of the jar.
Stick the bone with the heart on there.
Fill the jar with water and add glitters.
If you have glycerin, add a few drops to makes the glitters move about better

Twist the lid on the jar and close firmly.
Now you can shake your snowglobe.
Add a 'I love you to the bones' message for your loved one and you're done!