Happy 2012 to all!!!
Don't you wish you had a crystal ball to tell you what the future holds for 2012?
At least you can make a crystal ball like this one to decorate your favorite room!
This craft brings back memories for me. It's actually a modern take on the water-filled rose globe my grandma always had sitting on top of her television set when I was little. I just loved to stare at it, you know, wondering how that (fake) rose stayed so vibrant year after year!
|Looked something like this....|
You can set your crystal flower ball where you please... ;)
You'll need the following:
- (1) Fishbowl with a 6" opening* (found in the floral supply section at Michaels Arts and Crafts.)
- (1) 6 3/4" Round wooden plaque* (this one found in the woodworking section at Michaels- it's for making a clock.)
- Acrylic paint (this one is Martha Stewart all purpose paint in 'Surf.')
- Fabric flowers (these are all made from my La Todera patterns- see sidebar or click here to order.)
- Green tissue paper
* Make sure that the wooden plaque that you buy be slightly bigger than the opening of your fishbowl.
- Paint the wooden base with primer. Let dry.
- Paint wooden base with 2 coats acrylic paint. Let dry.
- Set fishbowl down, opening side up. Place 1 flower on bottom, and prop several flowers around sides, front sides of flowers facing out. Add crumpled tissue paper to hold in place.
- Continue adding flowers and tissue paper to completely fill bowl.
- Place base on top of opening, and carefully flip assembly right side up.
Done! Happy Gazing!