I rarely have an original idea. I usually get my ideas from something that inspires me and I play off of that and put my own spin on it. I love to join copy cat or knock off link parties thinking up ways to make things from fabulous ideas already out there. Debbiedoos is an awesome site to follow. I get caught up with making sure I come up with something to create so that I can participate in whatever Debbie's theme might be. Her latest theme link party is Holiday Knock Off Decor Party. I've already entered a couple of times. I can't help myself. I come across so many inspiring things. While gazing the December issue of Better Homes and Garden magazine, I came across this picture.
Isn't this a nice holiday setting? Just waiting to be duplicated by someone. In fact, BHG tells what's in the open-air snow globe and basically how to do it. "Crafts store staples turn a clear glass hurricane into an open-air snow globe. Arrange moss, faux berries, and paper flowers. Add a faux bird, then sprayable ice crystals. For shimmer, try a touch of frosted-glass spray on the outside."
And of course, I had to put my own spin on it and came up with this:
I used what I had on hand - the brush trees, eucalyptus branches and berries. I did have to buy the bird (dollar store) and fake snow. All together it cost a little over three dollars to make. Not bad in my book!
With the magic of photography I was able to do this:
And that's what copy catting is all about! Happy Holidays!
Take a little time to enjoy,