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I’m having a good time with glitter this holiday season. So far I’ve glittered pinecones, candles, and hurricanes. I love the sparkle of glitter!
A chest in my living room is all decked out for Christmas with some of my glittered creations. Want to see?
(Please excuse the pictures taken at night. This working girl doesn’t get many daylight hours at home.)
I was inspired by the hurricanes that Kate of Centsational Girl glittered for fall using a stencil she made from vinyl. Click here for Kate’s tutorial. Gorgeous!!
My project directions are a little different than Kate’s. I started by drawing holly shapes on my hurricanes using a silver Sharpie. There’re a little hard to see against the white peg board background.
Next, using a small brush, I painted Mod Podge on three leaves and then sprinkled on green glitter. Three leaves at a time makes painting and glittering a bit more manageable.
Bring on the glitter! I used a plate to catch the excess glitter.
After I glittered all of the leaves, I used a foam brush to gently sweep the excess glitter off of the hurricane and into the plate.
I used a red glitter-glue pen to add the Holly berries.
I used the same procedure to add glittered Holly to pillar candles. I decorated a few smaller candles with designs using red, green, and silver glitter glue pens.
This project was easy, fun, and not terribly expensive. The candles were purchased at Big Lots, the green glitter is Martha Stewart brand from Michaels, and the glitter glue pens were found on the school supply isle at Walmart. I have oodles of glittered left over for more fun projects.
I’m joining in the Holiday Home fun over at Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality.