Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Christmas Decorating Idea



 *This is a re-post from last year.*

Gramma’s workshop has been on overload for a while now! I’m sorry but there is not enough time in the day to make the kids gifts and post about it all at the same time. I’ll have to do that later. But I did want to share a Christmas decorating idea with you.
I am seeing glass covered cake stands, cloches, and glass domes used for decorating everywhere and decided to see if I could do something fun for Christmas with my cake stand. I like to use what I already have whenever possible, and that's just what I did with this idea. This is what I came up with!




I created a little scene on the cake plate, and sprinkled artificial snow on it. Holding the cover over the sink, and using my fingers, I dabbed the top with a little water and let some drip down the sides.




Then immediately, using a spoon, I generously sprinkled some sugar on the wet area and then set it aside to dry. When it was dry, I carefully turned it over tapping gently, allowing the excess sugar to fall into the sink, and then placed the cover on top of the cake stand.



What do you think? I love it! When Christmas is over, it will go into the dish washer for easy clean up.


Merry Christmas all!


I link at these parties and Creative Cabin

42 comments:

  1. Very lovely! I'm in awe of your creativity.

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  2. that is so cool! I've pinned it to use next Christmas. I'll have to look around and see what other goodies you have.
    Cheers! Rita

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    1. Thanks Rita! It was a fun and fast little play project. This year I'll have the kids help me with it.

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  3. It is so adorable, and I like your cake cover how it is squatty and not tall. Great inexpensive idea to use sugar. Thanks for linking your project up to my party!

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  4. Wow, never would have thought of the sugar-thing, but it's so clever! Definitely thinking about it now!

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  5. So lovely!!!Thanks so much for sharing your great work!
    Happy day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a great idea! What a great Christmas decoration! Thank you for sharing it at my party at House on the Way. Have a great week!
    Leslie

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  7. what a great idea! I am going to kitchen right now to make one for out family.

    Thanks for posting!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  8. I love this idea! So sweet (no pun intended) :)

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  9. very beautiful - and very do-able :)

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  10. Definitely a good one to re-post! What a great idea! Thanks!

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  11. I love this--so happy you re-posted. I just happen to have an unused cake plate and dome. Hmmmm...sounds like I need to dig it out!

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  12. It is so pretty and I love the figurines inside!

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  13. Hi! I'm visiting from Freedom Fridays. This is beautiful! I love that you used what you have--and did it so creatively.

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  14. Very cute! One of my favorite things to do for Christmas is to create little scenes under glass. I fill my glass terrariums with little vintage Christmas scenes. The idea of the sugar is very fun! Thanks for sharing with share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    xoxo
    Rena

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  16. This is so beautiful also. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  17. I would have never thought to use sugar! so crafty.

    www.littlegems3.blogspot.com

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  18. That is adorable and the sugar is such a good idea!
    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    We love having you link up each week.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  19. That is such a cute idea! I have a cake plate like that...I may try it! Happy holidays!

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  20. This is so adorable! Great idea!
    Saw you linking at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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  21. Great idea, and easy to move.
    Thanks for linking up at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    Debi,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  22. That is such a clever idea. It looks really cute!

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  23. Very clever...haven't seen it with the sugar before ~ I like the added touch!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  24. This is adorable Connie! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great week!
    Marcie

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  25. So beautiful! I want to try this.

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  26. Very cute...and oh so easy! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  27. so cute, connie! i love making my own snow globe type pieces!

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  28. Adorable. Snow on the top was a wonderful touch to tie it all together.

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  29. This is a fantastic idea!! Looks amazing. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime last Tuesday!!

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  30. Oh my gosh I love it! What a fun and creative idea! Thanks for linking this up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings link party!

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  31. Really cute! First time stopping by - loving the pics on the side!

    Stopping by from 100lbcountdown.com from Raising Imperfection ~ April

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  32. Connie,
    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/7-recipes-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

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  33. Oh, so pretty and a fabulous idea! I love it. You are so creative. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!

    Kathy

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  34. I love the fact that you use what you have. What a great idea to use your cakestand. It looks just like real snow! I found your blog on Accidentally Wonderful. Now following you. :) Rox (http://fourelevenrox.blogspot.com/)

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  35. Thanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight! http://www.bowdabrablog.com
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  36. Such a fun little idea ... and gotta love the easy clean up!! thank you so much for linking this up!!

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  37. What a cute idea - love the easy decorating!!!

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