Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Homemade snowglobes...

The mantra that greets me every morning goes like this 'Mum, when are we putting the tree up? When is it Christmas? When is it December? When it's December can we put the tree up?

Don't worry I haven't buckled yet - there will be no Christmas trees in November. Instead I've opted for distraction and decoration by stealth! I've put our child labour to good use and employed the minis in the business of making their own decorations, and we started with ....snowglobes. 

Upside down jam jars and hot glue gun ready, we went in hunt of small festive things to decorate them with. We tracked down some cake decoration reindeers and model trees (fortunately BH is a model maker so we raided his supply!) with a bucket load of glitter we decorated the base and glued the figures in place. 

My girl lovingly created a winter snow scene that Disney would be proud of...


My boy decided that nothing says Christmas like WW2 soldiers gunning down Bambi...

I swear this is what happens when you go out of your way to ensure that your children's toys are non gender stereotyped - they go and do it anyway!

We're going to fill them with a mixture of water, glycerine and glitter and glue the lids on -  then we can give them a shake and let it snow....

16 comments:

  1. Hilarious! HILARIOUS! Oh, the plans of a well-meaning Mom ... Happy Christmas!

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    1. What are they like Susan??? Sometimes I think they gang up on me lol!

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  2. Watch my space........reindeer head! Watch and be awe struck

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    1. I can't wait!!! Come on. - need to know!

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  3. They wouldn't like it in out house - no tree before 24 December. Lovely idea - hope you used string glue to fix the lids.

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    1. I used to be the same Sue but I've given in - and secretly I'm addicted to glitter! I've handed the gluing responsibility to BH - it's a model maker thing - he has a glue collection!

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  4. These are so darling. And I love the hunter globe! LOL

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    1. Thank you Carla - I'm starting to think there's a market for them somewhere!

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  5. Hi, thank you for following me & your lovely sweet comment! I adored this post, I remember those days well!

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  6. Thank you Joanne and thank you so much for following -I'm really enjoying your blog and looking forward to reading more x

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  7. Hi there, thank you for your comment over on mine and for following. I'm following you too. I love your snowglobes! I wish I could find tiny deer like those. The glitter mixture works great, by the way; my daughter got something similar as a party favor at a Frozen party a few months ago and they were so pretty! Just make sure they can't be opened, ha. Nice to connect with you. :)

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    1. Hi Jennifer thanks for the follow too - we got the little deer from steamer cook shop in Beverley -they were only about 80p each which was ideal. I'm kind of dreading adding the water - going to hand that over to technical support ha! Lovely to hear from you :)

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  8. 10 out of 10 to the boys for their accurate depiction of rural Ontario... don't tell them that the deer hunting season (with guns) ended last week!
    Jane x

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  9. Hi guys - thank you for the follow - I have a feeling my son would be in his absolute element in rural Ontario - he's taken it as a personal slight that we have no snow and probably won't get it this year!

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  10. What a brilliant idea, looks great xx

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  11. Cute idea. The kiddos will love it. :)

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