Thursday, December 13, 2012

Copy Catting

 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,

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  1. LOVE IT.. now I have to copy you... I'll be sure to link to your post..
    you did GREAT~!

  2. That is so pretty, and that is a craft I could actually do!!

  3. Ahhh that is so cute Gail. I love this copy cat. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the glass you used, it really sets the whole thing off!

  5. Very creative ideas and an interesting book. I also try to write stories. But I'm not good at it. Luckily, I found and it became much easier for me to study. There are a lot of different task in university. And I really needed the help of writers to complete the term paper and essays.


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