Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Christmas Vanilla Sugar containers

I made these little snowmen Vanilla Sugar containers after browsing Linda Albrechts blog (how amazing is she!!) and seeing the fab little glass snowman jars she made last year.

I covered polystyrene balls with Crafters Companion glue spray and rolled in glitter. The little noses are the ends of cotton buds again glued and glittered and pressed into the poly balls. The eyes and mouth are little flat back gems and the pink glitter cheeks are using the glitter from one of those fab teeny Doodlebug jars (i thought they were just meant to sit on the shelf and look pretty but apparently you can use them as well!!) ;)

I placed the head and body together with a pipecleaner inserted into both and also some silicone glue for extra stability. Then it comes to decorating as you wish :) Cover in lots more glitter and let dry before attaching to the top of your jars with glossy accents AND silicone glue :)The vanilla sugar is made using caster sugar and a vanilla pod (scrape pod, chop and mix with sugar before filling jar) I covered one of the jar lids with Aleenes glitter snow to create a larger snowman, the other jar lid was filled with decorate toppings :) The rub ons, ribbons and papers are all Bo Bunnys new Christmas line!
You could fill the jars with bathsalts, sweets, jellies etc......even little notes of things to do in the run up to Christmas :)

15 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable! Love all the glitter!

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  2. Gosh they are lovely, what a super idea!xx

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  3. They're just so cute....They're just asking to be hung on the Christmas tree!

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  4. These are gorgeous and btw Congrats! I'm just catching up on blogs and glad to read your happy news. I love to look at your layouts and small albums. So inspiring esp to a newbie scrapbooker like me. Bx

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  5. What a lovely blog and those snowmen are so snowey and glittery... Lucey x

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  6. They are so cute, makes me feel all Christmassy.
    Yvonne x

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  7. This is gorgeous,what a lovely gift.x

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  8. These are just too cute.

    Glad to hear that all is well with little bean. Make sure you get lots of rest though Missy.

    Not sure if this will work as Blogger usually hates me.

    Happy Friday xxx

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  9. These are so adorable!!! I must give it a go myself. Hope I can do as well as you. Found your blog by way of Bo Bunny blog. You are soooooooooooo awesome and talented. I'm jeleous--LOL.

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  10. Debbie

    Can I ask where you got the jars from. They are fantastic. Need to make about 20 leaving presents and they would go down well.

    Lydia

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