Holiday Snow Block
Who doesn’t love a snow globe? This is our rendition of a snow globe made with the KraftyBlok™ Mini, it’s truly a beautiful thing. Anyone would be happy to have this Holiday Snow Block in their living room.
DESIGNED BY: Jeanne Baruth
SKILL LEVEL: (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 2
TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 days
KraftyBlok™ Image Art Paper 4” x 4”
Holiday Image Large Glass Gem 1.25” Glitter – Silver and Blue
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
White Glue Ribbon – 1” wide 30” in length
Paper Towels Bowl for water
· Read all of the KraftyBlok™ Image Art instructions before starting your project.
· Large profile decals are fragile, handle with care.
· This project requires the use of a laser printer, not an inkjet.
1. Using the holiday image provided (or find a favorite holiday image), copy it to any software on your computer that allows you to print images. Size the image to 4” X 4”.
2. Set up your printer per the instructions on the KraftyBlok™ Image Art.
3. Follow printers’ instructions and print transfer. Allow paper to set 10 to 15 minutes to dry. Trim to size with scissors.
4. Remove the stopper from the block and clean the thoroughly with glass cleaner. Place transfer in a bowl of water and wait approximately 1 minute or more until the decal starts to loosen slightly.
5. Lay the KraftyBlok™ flat on your work area with the opening at the top. Moisten the face of the block. Position the transfer above the surface; roll a ½” of the backing paper away from the top layer of the transfer (the decal). Line up the transfer with the top of the block. Take extra care when sliding the image as they are delicate and can tear easily. Gently slide the transfer from the backing paper onto the surface using a finger to smooth the decal as you peel away from the backing paper.
6. Gently pat and smooth the transfer with a moist paper towel eliminating air pockets and wrinkles.
7. Allow to dry overnight.
8. Once dry, permanently set the transfer by preheating a conventional oven to 345°F. Place the tile on a baking rack with the transfer facing up. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn off oven, prop door open slightly, and allow the oven the tile to cool for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
9. Lay the block decal side up. Apply white glue around the face of the block and apply silver glitter as shown in the photograph. A small amount of glue and glitter was added as accents to the image itself.
10.Once the glitter is dry, stand the block opening side up. Fill block with baby oil ½” from the top. Add 4 tablespoons each of both the blue and silver glitter to the oil. 11.Clean the block thoroughly from any oil or debris.
12.Fit the stopper back into the opening. Generously hot glue stopper in place and add large glass gem over the hole in the stopper to prevent the oil from leaking.
13.Wrap ribbon around the block and tie into a bow at the top. Tack ribbon in place using hot glue.
14.It is recommended that the block remains in an upright position at all times. A gentle shake will disperse the glitter in the block. DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN.