Ok I did a take off of the Snowman Family Diorama found at Childmade. I wanted to use things I had on hand.
My son's family is getting bigger & I was making salt dough ornaments but with five people in the family the ornament would need its own tree to hang on cause salt dough can be heavy sometimes. So instead of a frame I used an empty case that once housed Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
Just like this one. I got a pair of white stretch gloves for a $1.00 from Joanne's Fabrics & cut the fingers off of one of the gloves.
I had some snow type paper that I used for the background.
Because the candy box is clear I glued a piece of cardboard to my "back" section to keep my snowflake paper from being see through.
I glued the paper to the cardboard & cut some white felt for some base snow. You need two pieces of this . One for behind your glove fingers & one for in front of them. I also cut out a Yule Tree out of green felt & glued this on top of my first layer of white felt landscaping. Then I placed my glove fingers & started decorating them as my snowman family.
You want to adjust the height of your snow family according to the ages of the real life family you are basing it on.
Once you get your snow family decorated how you want them be sure to make sure your mat is cut so show the entire family & glue your family in place. Glue the second white felt landscape piece on top of your snow family & start decorating your background tree.
My printer is still out of in so I had to write the names & the last name header by hand. But hey it's handmade right?
No, I did not use white out on the last name. Just edited it in paint. Not that I don't trust you all it just seemed like the right thing to do. So please don't take offense cause you know you all are my Peeps!
I had to do a little propping up with some white felt around the the upper edges to keep the mat even. I just glued some felt in half & then glued it to the paper under where the mat would rest. Pop the top on it. Seal it with some hot glue & here we have it!
My son's family transformed into a snow family!
Of course kids being kids, my son still wants a salt dough ornament for his tree. (sigh) Kids!
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