Hi everyone! I created a number of different Christmas dioramas this year to sell at the Shaker craft fair. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing one of them. Throughout the year I’ve kept my eye out for good “junk” that I could turn into attractive scenes, using other crafty Christmas supplies, too, like garland, bottle brush trees, and deer.
An old wooden cigar box made the perfect “container” for the scene.
The photo ‘s a bit blurry, but you get the idea–old and crusty. After I cleaned it up, it sat on my work bench for quite a while. One day I set some trees inside, another day, a deer, and so on I went, until I came up with a scene that I liked.
Before adhering the vintage Santa, deer, and bottle brush trees, I gave the interior one coat of antique white craft paint, to make it look wintery. Then I hot glued a strand of red garland (Target) all the way around the edge.
I also added a knob to the top, which seemed to add a lot of character to the piece and made it easy to pick up and set down. I drilled a hole, inserted the knob shank into the hole, and bolted it in place.
On the back “wall” I added a mini wreath made with the tinsel and decorated it with a tiny bottle brush tree.
Here you see it sitting in my booth at the craft fair. It sold fairly early on for $25.00. Stay tuned, because I have a couple more dioramas to post about.
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