It worked out that I could host another craft night. That’s two in a row! I invited a couple of friends that I knew would love the idea of setting up a Christmas scene in glass.
I gathered lots of items from past craft adventures and bought a few inexpensive items to add to the variety. I made appetizers and my girlfriends brought delicious food too. It was a celebration full of laughs and crafts! I named it Winter Craft 2018 . I cant wait to see what happens in 2019.
To achieve the winter icy look for my farm village piece I white washed the barn with a mix of white and grey acrylic paint mixed with a few drops of water. I wiped off the paint with a paper towel until it had the look I was after. I repeated the process a few times . I used white acrylic paint on the areas that represented snow. After my farm piece dried I used a foam brush to cover the piece with Mod Podge which is a kind of glue product. Then I sprinkled with iridescent glitter over all. The effect was really wintry.
Now the fun, part assembling my vignette. I layered battery powered mini lights in the bottom of my clean jar. I placed a small amount of sphagnum moss in the bottom. I set the barn in place and started to arrange some trees in the scene. I chose a variety of bottle brush trees and a few clear plastic trees. After looking at the jar from all angles to make sure it looked like a happy place I began to add some snow. My snow was epsom salt which can be easily purchased at a drug store.
The village scene under glass was a hit with my girlfriends Karen and Jody . They had a great time painting and creating a vignette that suited their imaginations. We listened to Christmas music had wonderful appetizers and wore pajama’s and slippers!
Would you like to know what’s in a Craftini?
Here is the recipe.
You will need glass ornaments washed with hot soapy water and rinsed well.
A glass that fits and shows off your ornament. I used margarita glasses.
2 lime slices per glass
ice cubes with fresh cranberries
1 part vodka of your choice. I used Absolute
1 part cranberry juice. I used Ocean Spray diet 100% cranberry juice
2 parts Ginger Beer which is non alcoholic for the effervescent bubbles
I poured the vodka and cranberry juice in the ornament and set in chilled margaritas glasses that were rimmed in sugar. Each glass contained 2 slices of lime and cranberry ice cubes. After presenting the glass to the recipient, the recipient pours the ornament into the glass and tops off with ginger beer.