Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Scene Tutorial & A Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

On Wednesday I posted photos of a prototype snow scene that I was going to make for Christmas presents this year.

Here is how I made it.

Gather your ingredients.
- foam (I reused foam I had from packaging)
- pins
- ribbon
- fray check for ribbon
- apothecary jar (the one I posted on Wed was from Hobby Lobby and the one in this tutorial is from Michaels)
- micro beans for bean bag. (I cut open a pillow I had no use for anymore. I bought the pillow at Target many years ago. I did find a bag of them at Hobby Lobby though, but free was better. I love being thrifty.)

First I made all of the polymer clay pins. (That is another tutorial for another day, sorry)
Then I cut the foam to fit the bottom of the jar. I hot glued it to the bottom so when you position the pins it doesn't lift up if you lift the pins up. Try and not have it touch the sides because you will see it, but with the size jar I am using here it touched in a couple spots...no one is going to notice but me.

Then fill around the foam with the micro beads.
Then position your pins in the foam the way you would like and add ribbon to the top of the jar. It tried adding the pins first before the micro foam and the foam stuck to the pins. Don't forget to fray check (or nail polish) the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray.

Wallah. You have a pretty little gift. So the possibilities are endless for this little gift. You can use colored sugar or salt instead of foam beads for a different look. I am thinking pink sugar and a cupcake cottage scene for Valentines Day...

***UPDATED - you can see the Valentine's Day one here and the Easter one here.****

Who would like a set of pins and a small baggy with some micro foam beads to make one for themselves? You are in luck, I am going to give away my prototype set of 3 pins, seen here, and a small baggy of micro beads so you can do just that. (Please note: You have to provide your own apothecary jar, ribbon, foam...and more foam beads if you are doing a larger jar)

To Enter:
  • Leave me a comment below to enter telling me what your favorite item in my shop or my sold section.

Extra Entries (Please leave a comment for each item):
  • Follow my blog (current followers count).
  • Blog about this contest and link it back to this blog.
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.
  • Become a fan of my shop on Facebook.
  • Subscribe to my blog via e-mail or RSS.
Anyone can enter this contest (yep, I will ship worldwide). Please make sure you leave me an e-mail so I can contact you if you won.

The Giveaway ends Saturday, Jan 2nd at midnight EST.

Good Luck!!

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71 Sweet Comments:

Ooty said...

Oh how sweet!!! Thanks
xo

Krissy said...

I love the set of five princesses! They are incredible! I also am in love with this snow scene!!

Krissy said...

I follow your blog!

Krissy said...

I follow you on twitter!

Krissy said...

I'm your fan on FB!

Ann On and On... said...

Oh Fredrick the Owl is soooo cute. I also like the ice cream cone.... and the ...... :)
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Ann On and On... said...

I follow you! :D amerskine@hotmail.com

Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked your super cute giveaway... amerskine@hotmail.com

Lauranie said...

It is so PRETTY!! LOVE giveaways!! Thanks! Of course my FAVORITE by far is the AWESOME ornament you made for my momma!! :D

Amy said...

Oh how fun... I love your shop and the princess. Are so cute.. I do not want to enter though.

Debbie said...

I love the ice cream cone.

Debbie said...

I noticed I wasn't a follower and actually joined before I even read today's post! So I am now a follower.

Anne said...

I love the Ice Cream Cone Ornament!
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Anne said...

blog follower

Anne said...

follow and tweet
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/6849721539

Anne said...

I'm a FB fan!

Anne said...

subscribed in a reader!

vickie said...

I love fredrick the owl too cute vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

I think your princess' are very creative. But I love the flower and inital beads (obviously)

mannequin said...

They are all so pretty....I guess my favorite is the witches boot though.
The personalized twin baby ornament is adorable as well; I love their cute little mouths.

Geri said...

Hi Melanie! Just wanted 2 drop in n see how u are and 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS;)

International Giveaways said...

These are all so cute! I would love to win this so I can make a scene with my little sis :)

My fave item of yours is the snow fairy:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17702286

It's so unique and creative, not to mention adorable!

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I'm now a proud follower through google friends!

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I posted about this ultra cute giveaway in my blog!

Here's the link:
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/pins-beads-from-whimsical-creations.html


Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Klo Designs said...

those are awesome and look so fun to make!

Jingle said...

This is fabulous! My favorite item in your shop right now is the Mushroom Photo holder! So cute!!! The Santa gnome ornament is wonderful, too!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I am now a Facebook Fan!

Wedding Accessories said...

Hi, it's really very beautiful.....

peace.love.applesauce said...

I'm loving your Owl.. Cupcakes & the Cherry Blossoms one. :)

peace.love.applesauce said...

I'm already a follower. :)

amylouwho said...

That is really cute!

gloria said...

I really like:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36243599
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BLONDEDESIGN said...

Got to be Fredrick the OWL!!! Happy Christmas. Karen x

Laura said...

My 2 favorite items in your shop - The Santa Gnome & The Owl!

Great contest!

Thanks!

Laura said...

I follow your blog! =)

Laura said...

tweet, tweet - juspeachy!

ezeldabeth said...

my favorite would probably be your princesses but that was influenced by my 3 year old nearly swooning when she saw them...i love your work - probably my favorite polymer artist ever! i dabbled with it years ago(ok over a decade) and was never able to get cuteness so i gave up...i come here each week to get my fix of cuteness!

ezeldabeth said...

i just became a fan on facebook, because the cuteness is worth it!

Sue said...

I like the sock monkey ornament.

Sue said...

I follow your blog.

Sue said...

I follow you on Twitter & tweeted:

https://twitter.com/Suec/status/6974523158

Sue said...

Became a fan on Facebook: Susan Cook

LT said...

Our favorite is the Reindeer Ornament! My daughter calls it the little Rudolph ornament!!

LT said...

I am a follower!

LT said...

Facebook fan now as Lori B

LT said...

I follow on twitter, here is a tweet:
http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/6987163359

The OmniCouple said...

My favorite at your store is Fredrick the Owl. He is SO cute.

The OmniCouple said...

I follow your blog.

The OmniCouple said...

I follow you on Twitter.

The OmniCouple said...

I am a fan on Facebook.

The OmniCouple said...

Subscribe via RSS in Google Reader.

ContestAndCo said...

I follow you and twitted: http://twitter.com/ContestAndCo/status/7087743060
contest82[@]gmail[.]com

Kym said...

I love the Personalized Baby Girl or Boy Ornament, to cute!

Kym said...

I am a facebook fan (kym teale)

Kym said...

I am blog follower

Kym said...

Subscribed via email
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Kym said...

Subscribed by RSS

Crystal said...

Too cute. :) Love the idea.

Anne Y said...

I LOVE the Unicorn ornament!
Actually....I love everything you do...they are all so cute!

Anne Y said...

I follow you on Google friend connect

Anne Y said...

I follow you on Twitter

Anne Y said...

I am a Facebook Fan!

Anne Y said...

I subscribe via Google reader

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing how you made that totally cute scene. I know the first time you showed it I was perplexed how you got everything to stay put. :)

From your shop. Oh, so many favs to pick from, but I love the unicorn.

Michelle said...

Follower. :)

jaime said...

I think the ornaments you made for me (and my sister-in-law!!) are my favorites. :) I love this scene you've made!

jaime said...

I also follow your blog....

Braley Mama said...

Wow u are talented, i am about to follow:)I was going to any way and now I have a great reason too:0)

soon to be MRS. K said...

I like your Ice Cream Cone Ornament. Thanks!!

David & Kayla Goebel said...

Ooohh! I love this! great idea! also, I love your unicorn (how do you get the little ringlets of hair?!) and Fredrick the owl is also a personal favorite. It has taken a lot of discipline to not convince myself that I need him for a necklace or ornament ;)
I am trying to do polymer clay characters too and I really enjoy looking at your wonderful creations for inspiration!
Any tips or tricks of the trade?

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