Last week I bought a few magazines and in one of them (can't remember which... Better Homes and Gardens, maybe?) I saw a little terrarium inside a fish bowl and thought "I can make that!" My mind immediately went to glitter and something critter-related.
And so the deer now has a frosty winter abode.
|Ahhh... nice and cozy.|
- A clean fishbowl
- A mini bottle brush wreath
- A couple mini bottle brush trees
- Some twigs from the craft store
- Fake glittery snow
- A little vintage spray of presents
- My precious little baby deer
Then I gathered the presents, bottle brush trees and deer and "artfully arranged" with the help of my 5 year old (she has a great eye.) ;) One useful tip might be to stick the deer's hooves into a tiny piece of styrofoam or glue them to a little scrap of cardboard so that he stands up a little straighter and doesn't go all wobbly. It will save you many hissing breaths when your kids/cats/dogs/husbands bump the dresser the terrarium sits upon and the deer topples...
Lastly, I hung the wreath in the bare twig tree and placed it right near the deer. Again, a bit of styrofoam might help things stand a little straighter in high traffic areas.
That's it! We placed it inside a little twig basket in our Winter Woodland display for some extra woodsiness. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Some more ideas might be...
Make tiny branch "logs" out of twigs
Birds in the twig tree (you can find teeny tiny little birds in the floral section of craft stores)
Find all kinds of mini critters on Etsy by searching in either the Vintage or Supplies sections
Put a little Putz style house inside
Add mini LED battery powered lights
Use a big mason jar instead of a fish bowl
Kids LOVE to help with this kind of stuff and it's a fun project they can rearrange over and over to create new scenes. As long as you don't mind cleaning up wayward snow flurries from time to time. ;)