Foiled Floating Snow Globe Ornament

I promise that I tried to hold off on the holiday crafts for as long as I could, but there are a ton of new Christmas stamps and dies for sale during the 24-hour Craft Event on HSN today, so it would be unkind not to show you one of the ways I chose to use them!

These floating snow globe ornaments are already super easy to make with cut vinyl designs (click here for a great tutorial!), so I thought what could be more festive than pretty foiled designs (and you don’t need a die-cutter)?  Two new Foil Transfer Kits are available today for your holiday crafting – Traditional (with red, green, and gold foils) and Contemporary (with blue, silver, and “snowflake” foils).

Start by cutting an insert for your glass ball out of acetate, leftover packaging, or overhead projector sheets (like I did here).  Just measure the approximate diameter of the ball with a ruler and trim out a circle that is about a quarter-inch smaller than that measurement with a little stem on top as shown.  Position your foil transfer design over top of the acetate and press firmly with a bone folder to transfer the adhesive.

Next press your foil on top of the adhesive with your finger or a bone folder.  Here I’m using the matte gold foil and a pretty snowy scene from the “Traditional” kit.  For a little extra detail, you can always add color to the back of the acetate with Spectrum Noir markers too!

Roll up the acetate (with the foiled design inside to prevent scratching) and insert it into the ball.  Then add artificial snow in front and back of the acetate insert.

I added bright red organza ribbon around the top of the ball and as a hanger to really make it festive!

If it’s easier for you, you can also add the artificial snow before the insert…which is what I did for my second floating snow globe.

Like before, I applied an adhesive design to the acetate insert with a bone folder and pressed Advent Blue foil on top of the image.  Both of these items are part of the “Contemporary” kit and it is a gorgeous set!

This time, however, I added tiny snowflakes to the outside of the ball as well with Matte Silver foil for a little something extra.

I love how they both turned out and can’t wait to make more of them this year!

What have you been eyeing so far on HSN today?