Our fascination with snow globes is fairly ageless, don't you think?
We've got one that used to be my mother-in-law's that always mesmerized our boys when we visited her house during the holidays. It's a wind-up music box that has a snow globe on top of it. The rickety chimes of "Away in a Manger" played while they watched the glittery snow fall down around the nativity scene inside.
Since we've had the musical snow globe at our house, it's landing place has been by our advent box and it serves as a gentle summons to everyone that it's time for our evening advent activity.
Our advent gatherings are different now with high school/college boys studying for online finals, but we're all still captivated by Grandma's tinkling snow globe.
This past week that sweet little snow globe has been on my mind as we've started advent readings. It sparked an idea to make a snow globe page in one of my son's BQ journals.
I used an acrylic nativity stamp to create the silhouette scene inside the snow globe, making some shimmery snowfall by dabbing a silver glitter pen around on the interior.
Another stamp "Oh, come let us Adore Him" inspired the theme of the page and I chose the passage from Matthew 2:10-11 to Bible Quilt.
I wanted to keep the look of the page fairly light, not overpowering the snow globe, so I added a festive collage of green/red washi tape rather than pack in more verses.
I finished off the background with a faint blue swirl and one glittery snowflake sticker.
- - - Do you have childhood memories of snow globes? - - -
I tinkered around with the basic design from my son's page and converted it into a template to share with you.