Hooray! It’s officially December! Did you start an advent calendar? Back when I was in college, I used to open all the doors and eat all the chocolate on the first day!
I made a snow dome for the Sylvanian scene inside of my candle lantern.
I found these glass dome thingies in the accessory parts isle at Michael’s. They are 2cm in diameter.
I didn’t feel like using the metal base as is, so I made a hoax wood base with polymer clay.
First I made some marble clay using different shades of brown.
Then I rolled the clay out. I put a toothpick on each side so that the clay would roll out at an even thickness.
Before cutting out the clay, I brushed some corn starch onto the surface to avoid clay sticking on.
I pressed in the glass dome to make indentations.
Then with a one size larger cookie cutter, I cut the circles out.
At this point, I baked my clay.
Once the clay was hard, I sanded the base to smooth out the shape.
I like oven bake polymer clay, because it doesn’t really shrink while hardening. The glass dome fits perfectly!
It’s a bit too much to go into details with super mini decorations inside, but I’ll show how I made the trees. I made different shades of green balls with clay.
Then I shaped them into cones and baked them in the oven.
On the bottom of the hard cones, I stuck in sewing needles.
While holding the needles, I turned the cone while carving the trees. It’s just like sharpening pencils with a knife!
These trees are pretty cute – even without the snow on top!
Here’s my teeny-tiny snowman.
And a log house. I painted it afterwords.
I super glued all the pieces onto the base at the end.
It was fun making this snow dome, but the parts were too tiny for my tired eyes, and I ended up with only finishing just one dome.