years ago, we made a DIY snow globe with odin. it’s super simple! go to a thrift shop and find an ornament that has a base that can be glued to the “globe” base. find a old jar, globe shaped or not. hot glue the ornament to the lid of the jar. fill the jar with water and add a few drops of glycerin and glitter. whoila! easy peasy!
yup. still making mossariums. at just 4 inches high, it’s a cutesy and just the right size for decorating with a couple of snail shells odin and his cousin collected a few years ago.
we enjoyed making the orb mossarium so much that we made more. this one is about 6 inches wide and a foot high. it has fancy top that’s not shown.
the sea urchin shells and moss came from our vacation in maine.
you, yes you, can make your very own mossarium by following the instructions on jessamyn’s mossarium emporium.
jessamyn west, a long time internet friend, maintains a jessamyn’s mossarium emporium which we think is pretty neat. on a recent trip to maine, we collected some moss and when we returned to wisconsin we thought it’d be fun to make a few mossariums to have around the house to remind us of the trip and the area.
this 4 inch hanging orb is one of several we made. a simple and fun project that’s a great reminder of a time and place. thanks jessamyn for the easy to follow instructions ( and hurray for the independent web )!
odin made what was supposed to be an elephant as school project. it didn’t exactly turn out like a traditional elephant and looked more like a cross between an elephant and an anteater which is even more fun than regular ol’ elephant anyways.
i don’t think i could make a handmade anything animal. in fact, i know i couldn’t and i thought it was pretty cute. i was secrectly hoping he’d give it to me for christmas, BUT NO, he decided he wanted to give it to his cousin. sigh.
no Elephanteater is complete without a cute tail. i like his attention to detail. and again, i’m seriously impressed because i have absolutely no idea how he made it.