The sooner you start to think about gifts for the New Year, the less money and nerves spend on their search. And if you want to give something really memorable and emotional, to make a pleasant surprise with his hands — the right decision. But it is not necessary to postpone the work on the last days of December. In this simple workshop we offer you an original way to decorate a family photo in the form of a magical globe with falling snow.
Materials and tools
- glass vase round shape;
- wooden or plastic base that is suitable to it according to the diameter;
- Christmas trees (you can make brushes for cleaning bottles, to take advantage of our master class or purchase ready);
- paint spray, glitter, artificial snow (optional);
- coarse salt;
- reliable glue (melt);
- printed photo size.
The making of an original Christmas gift with your own hands
Will start with preparing the Christmas trees. If you don’t like their color, Christmas trees are easy to paint using spray paint of any color. This paint can be found in Stroymarket or shop for creativity. And while the paint was still wet on the Christmas tree can add a little glitter or glitter (glitter for scrapbooking).
While the paint dries on the trees, prepare the photo. It could be your family portrait, and photos with friends and romantic picture. If you have a color printer, you can print it on photo paper, if not — to order prints at your nearest copy center. Most importantly, to increase the brightness and contrast of colors (in Photoshop or any other graphic editor, or ask a staff copy center). Brightness better to set at about 70% above the original, as in the ball so all the colors will seem muted. Photo size select, based on the size of your glass ball.
Compare the brightness and size of photos for clarity
Optionally, base to ball also can be painted (if it is made of wood, before applying paint it is advisable to use a primer to help paint went). If the base is ready, glue it to the arrangement of trees and photos. It is convenient to use the gun.
Tip: along with a Christmas tree you can add any decor to your taste. For example, figurines of animals or Santa Claus.
In a glass bowl put about 1.5 cm of salt. On the edge of the base, apply glue and carefully join the parts. When the glue is completely dry, you can safely turn your personal “falling snow” is ready!
Original and very new year decoration pictures, isn’t it?
The original master class in English.