Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Under Glass

This past Saturday morning I told myself that in my one hour of discretionary time before leaving for the day, I would pick up the house.  All went according to plan for about 10 minutes.

Then I came across a stash of vintage Italian crèche figurines that had not sold last year.  Reprice? or ..... What about all of those great shaped peanut butter jars I had found last spring?  (Click here to see the Halloween Still Life (s) with the same peanut butter jars.)

I decided to do little groupings of crèche figures under glass -- and a few with cheesy Santa scenes as well.  Because once you stop picking up the house, you may as well totally lose focus.

I made thin cardboard circles that fit in the bottom (or lid if upside down) and secured the figures with a bit of hot glue.  Then carefully set the figures on cardboard in place.  Next I added the snow (or Spanish moss -- which I snipped into tiny bits) to cover the cardboard. 

Lastly I attached the vintage postcard to the inside of the glass with Loc-Tite superglue.  TAADAA --
"Christmas Under Glass" x 8 (plus an enormous mess to worry about.... later.)

Linking Up With:
Vintage Charm Party With Adirondack Girl At Heart


  1. How thrifty and smart of you. And now you've added great little scenes to your holiday decorations or for gifts.They all look so cute.Such a smart idea and used what you had.
    Oh well that mess isn't going anywhere is it? I find it hard to keep house just so this time of year with my crafting gear out.
    Have wonderful weekend and wonderful Thanksgiving

  2. I love your Christmas in a Glass!! I can certainly see why you gave up cleaning for crafting :) I make some similar diorama-type decorations but have never thought of using old nativity figurines. Thanks so much for linking up your post with us at Vintage Charm!


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