Some craft projects tell you exactly what supplies to buy, the colors you’ll need, the exact sizes of things you’ll have to purchase. That means everyone who does that craft will end up with something identical to yours! Forget that! You know you want something unique, something no one else has, something fabulous you created from your own imagination. That’s exactly what you’ll have when you use a disposable drinking glass to make a Christmas scene ornament or table decoration!
A clear, plastic drinking glass is perfect for making any number of Christmas scenes you can hang or set on a table. The size of the glass is up to you but the best glass for this project is one that’s somewhat short and has no embellishments on the outside of the glass.
Turn the glass upside-down onto a piece of thin cardboard or even poster board. Draw around the glass and cut out the circle. The circle should be made just the tiniest bit larger than the cup itself. You can later trim it down, if needed, to get a perfect fit.
Set up the scene you want on the cardboard circle. Make a simple winter scene or a detailed Christmas arrangement – it’s up to you. One way to instantly create a winter scene is to simply glue cotton balls onto the cardboard. Or, apply adhesive to the circle then sprinkle with glitter or fake snow. Whatever you glue to the cardboard remember to stay about a half-inch away from the very edge of the circle so that, later, you can attach the clear glass.
Craft stores are full of miniatures you could use for the Christmas scene. The miniatures you choose don’t have to be costly. Place a couple of mini pine trees on the cardboard or even a couple of miniature deer. In fact, you don’t absolutely have to shop a craft store for something to put inside the glass. Add a single, small, stuffed animal and leave it at that. Or, make an ornament a boy will love by simply gluing a small airplane inside. There are no limits to the various scenes you can create.
When you’ve finished setting up the Christmas or other scene simply glue the glass over the top of it. Before doing so, poke a hole in the bottom of the cup, fold a piece of ribbon in half, then insert the ribbon ends into the hole. Tie a knot in the ends of the ribbon to secure. The hanger is needed to make an ornament, but if you’re making a scene that will sit on a table or mantle, skip the step of creating a hanger. The drinking glass Christmas scene – or other arrangement – is absolutely beautiful!