Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Are you ready for some football?

In honor of football season winding down I thought I'd share a favorite diorama I created in 2009.

Da Bears Den
(yes, that's how we refer to the Chicago Bears around here!)

Want to know how I did it? Well...that back wall is a large piece of cardboard covered in scrapbook paper. The bar is from the Bratz London Pub playset, I just covered the beverage dispenser with beer labels printed from the internet.

Barbie says hello..and welcome!

The wooden shelf was a thrift store find. Bears helmet from a gumball machine. Liquor bottles courtesy of the Gloria bar playset found on the auction site.

These fabulous little chairs were from the My Scene Mall playset. They were in the food court. Love the style and shape of these. Bistro table is a candle holder with a wooden coaster on top. Sandwich and soda are from a Barbie set.

There is an abundance of artwork to be found on-line. If you are planning on using these in your own dioramas you may print for personal use but I do not recommend printing art images and selling them. That would be copyright infringement.

This stone wall I created using a foam core base and hand cutting "stone" out of egg cartons! (the paper kind-not foam) I applied with regular old white glue, used spackle for grout, white washed then sealed with three coats of poly. 

Scrapbook embellishments make great decorative frames. (see picture at top)

My middle son loves football and collects mini figurines. This is one of his treasures that I borrowed for my photo shoot. You can get a better look at the beer labels in this photo.

That's it! Cheers..and thank you for visiting. What are some of your clever recycling tips for creating fun and fabulous dioramas? Do share! I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hello from Spain: it enchants me as it were left you diorama dedicated to football. I already see that your son is a great fan to this sport. The photos very well you had left. They really seem marks. The elements that I use for my dioramas are the boats of soap and the covers of graze of teeth and make tables or armchairs according to the size. Manuals do not occur me very well to the works. What good that you updated. I like much your work. I wish you a Happy Year 2012 and we followed in contact of blog blog

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! It's always a treat to see your creations.

  3. I love it!! Thanks for sharing how it was created. Especially love your son's miniature nice of him to let you borrow him. : )

  4. Very nice. I like it that you share your methods. That is so important for young enthusiasts (and old too). So many in the doll community are less generous.

  5. Thank you all for the kind comments. Yes, Playbarbies, I love to share my techniques with others..that is how I learned! It is so important to keep the hobby going and what better way? :)


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