"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Head to the dollar store and pick up a collection of wine glasses, a box of sugar, and a few kitschy holiday figurines - or even plastic ornaments - for making these easy holiday dioramas. And if you've got a young friend or relative, you can even make one together with a plastic bottle with really cute (and safe!) results. The finished decorations look lovely adorning your holiday table or mantel topped with dollar-store candles.

What You'll Need:

  • Wine glasses in various sizes
  • Cardboard
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small plastic trees, figurines, or ornaments
  • Sugar
  • Superfine silver glitter (optional)
  • Ribbon or string
  • Candles

Directions

  1. Create the base for the dioramas by placing the glasses upside down on cardboard and tracing around the outside edge. To make one for your young friend, cut a clear plastic bottle in half, and use the bottom end just like the wine glass. Cut out the rounds.

  1. Fire up your hot glue gun, and start arranging any small figurines or decorations. You can even pop in a few glittering plastic animals for a sparkling diorama.

  1. Once the glue has dried, place the wine glass or bottom of the plastic bottle over the base to make sure everything fits. Now...

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