Countdown to Christmas Holiday How-Tos
- Grapevine orbs in different sizes - (you will cut a hole in orb to insert plant with it's container, so make sure orb is large enough)
- Bag of Snow batting
- White gloss spray paint
- Silver glitter spray paint
- Wire cutters
- Glass, acrylic or plastic Christmas tree ornaments and medallions
- Silver pearls for draping around your orb
- Glass crafting brick (Michaels)
- Battery operated tea lights
- White foam board 3/16 thick- select size you want or custom cut (Michaels)
- Cutting blade
- Acrylic paint in silver or spray paint
- Small bristle brush (for texture)
- Black felt material ( enough to cover backside of platter)
- Box of assorted size "flat sided" crystals (Michaels)
- Strong crafting glue for paper and fabric
- Textured ribbon (for "finishing" outside edge of board)
Directions for the Snowball Planters:
- Cut a large opening on top of orb so that you can easily slip your plant with container and plastic saucer inside
- Spray paint orb with 2 coats of white paint
- Finish orb with 1 coat of silver glitter
- Spray paint moss white color
- Line inside the orb with a layer of "snow batting" so that it covers all the gaps in the orb
- Place your plant and plastic saucer inside the orb.
- Fill space between your plant container and "snow" with the painted moss.
- Decorate your Snow Planter with clear and silver colored ornaments- "chandelier" style.
- Place on top of clear glass brick and insert battery operated tea lights in brick opening.
Directions for the Crystal Platter:
- Cut foam board to desired platter size
- Paint 1 side of foam board with silver paint - 2 or 3 coats
- Cut and glue black felt materials to back of "platter"
- Glue crystals around the top edge of platter or create your own pattern
- Spray paint your textured ribbon silver to match color of platter
- Glue textured ribbon along the outside perimeter of your foam board to give a finished detail
Make your arrangement! Now that your snowball planters and silver platter are made, place your glass bricks to elevate planters and display any way you like!
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