While out junking, I found three of these domed glass ornaments for $1 each. (I wish there had been more!!) They were pretty as is, but I had other ideas for them. First step was to find just the right picture of my little fairy princesses, then back it with heavy paper, and cut out the images.
After that, I pried off the the back of the frame. That was harder than I thought it would be, but it ended up coming off okay.
Next, I covered the existing cardboard circle with very old, gold wallpaper on the front/sheet music on the back, and added the girls to it. Dewdrop is layered over Sugarwings, with a wadded up piece of paper under her to make her image a little higher than her sister's image.
Since the glass was domed, I wanted to take advantage of the space inside and have the pictures at different levels.
Next, I added millinery flowers to their hair, and glitter pen sparkles to their dresses.
On Sugarwing's hair posy, I added a rhinestone. And then slid the word, "joy" under Dewdrop's head.
Bunched up lace and ribbon were glued over Sugarwing's skirt, and a silver pipe cleaner tree was put into Dewdrop's hand.
I took a snip from the pipe cleaner, and bent it into a V shape, and trimmed the fringe, so that it was all shaped up neatly. Then, I cut another snip off of a pipe cleaner, and trimmed almost all the fringe off of it right down to the wire, and glued that into a hole poked into the picture of Dewdrop's fist. Over that, I glued the V shape, faux tree, so that the piece glued into her hand looked like the trunk of the tree.
Next, I ran a bead of glue around the circle, dumped a bunch of sparkly glitter on the center of the circle, and rammed the piece back into the metal frame, under the glass. It wasn't much easier to put back in that it was to take out. But it went in, and the glue will hold it.
The glitter is loose, and makes me think this looks like a snow globe.
Our trip to visit them in Florida involved a fancy dress up dinner party that was themed, "A Black Velvet Christmas."
I had some gorgeous, old black velvet to cut up, and used it for the background plus cut some up as ribbons.
The old watch face is ringed by tinsel, to make it Christmassy.
Foil leaves and sparkly snowflakes were tied to the ribbons.
The angels in both are vintage, and the feathers are from my hen, Sophia. She had such pretty, silver colored feathers, that were just perfect for the angel wings. This handsome guy got his suit foofed up with silver stripes, and a boutonniere with a rhinestone center on his lapel.
When I get back, I'll have some pictures to show of the guncle's FAB holiday home. They always do it up right. I'll probably come home about 10lbs heavier too, they cook every bit as good as they decorate, and these guys love to spoil their guests!