Santa’s big day is getting very close and all my decorations are up, but I got an itch to have more fun with my hot glue gun, so I made this fairly easy Kitchmas craft. It’s a little snowman diorama or assemblage or scene of sorts built on a roll of vintage velvet Christmas ribbon as the base. I think that I learned from Georgia Peachez that you can build little Christmas scenes on — or in — or popping out of — most anything! Of course, my goal is to make as much of it from vintage as possible — I love that patina!
Here’s the bird’s eye view, so that you can see how I massed the items. I used teardrop-shaped ornaments for the “trees,” which give the piece height. You could also use little bottlebrush trees, but I have lots of these teardrop shaped ornaments and think that, glued on my their hanger-end with the point up, they make for beautiful colorful shiny Christmas trees on scenes like this — and on putz houses too.
I arranged the pieces on top to retain some of the text of the ribbon… the history. I glued strings of Shiny Brite style Christmas beads around the edges and covered any ugly hot glue showing with pipe cleaners, glitter and/or sprinkle snow. Ummm, I didn’t get the beads on “straight” — I have some ideas on how to do better next time (string them on floral wire to add rigidity before I commit to the glue) — but meanwhile, I’m kind of happy with the imperfection.
Note: I also used Elmer’s regular white glue (rather than hot glue) to adhere various materials, as appropriate.
It was fun to put its and bits together into this colorful little scene. I am going to make more!