August 5, 2009

The Tiny Glittery Forest

Lately, I've been a bit obsessed with teeny, tiny worlds under glass. The seed for this obsession may have been planted when, as a child, my green thumb-havin' Hippie Mama helped me make my own little terrarium. I don't remember the little ecosystem thriving under my care (I'm sure I quickly lost interest), but the fond memory of designing my own magical landscape, all contained in a glass bubble, has stayed with me all these years. I've wanted to craft up my own snow globe for a while, but hadn't gotten around to it. While trying to think of creative ways to reuse glass food jars that can't be recycled in our area, I suddenly had the thought to combine my love of terrariums, snow globes, folk art whimsy bottles, miniature shrines, kitsch, and glitter all in one sweet little package.


So, I spray painted a jar lid my favorite aqua color, and set to work armed with paint, glitter, and other vintage bits.


The result is a tiny, magical forest inhabited by an itsy bitsy deer.


I may have to start asking the neighbors for jars, because I'm going to need a bunch.

7 comments:

SheezKrafty said...

That is SO cute! I love it!

Adrian said...

Okay.
This is the most adorable terrarium ever! And one even I couldn't kill ;)

Heather said...

adorable! How did you end up getting the little deer to stick to his little bejeweled landscape? Quelle precious...

Hollyrocks said...

Oh my goodness, you are amazing for coming up with such an adorable little world!! Sill you be selling these at any upcoming craft shows? Because I totally want one, in a bad way.

Beth said...

It turned out so cute! So how did you get the deer to stick?!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Oh my. Heaven under glass. I imagine that this is what the inside of my brain looks like.

Anonymous said...

I love this! I remember that exact little deer among my stepmom's plethora of craft items. :) You just inspired & reminded me that I found one of her old craft books on E-bay ("Dream Dolls") - she never made one; I bought the book & some supplies; gotta get to work! Thank you! :)