Hello friends...so glad to see you visit.
What's more seasonal than a lovely green
Well I am going to show you how to create your own indoor
This project is so easy
You will need some Twinklets
I bought mine at Michaels last year and I have barely put a dent in the jar
It goes a looong way!
Isn't it gorgeous and sparkly
Not a plastic
This stuff is real mini glass crystals.
Don't bother with the expense of German Glass Glitter
Diamond dust is just as pretty and so inexpensive!
I raided my local Dollar store and Walmart for all my small
vintage looking bottle brushes.
Any water based white glue will work.
I have no idea why this glue I bought in Michaels is all in French???
I'm actually holding the brush by my teeth to get this shot.
The things I do in the name of creativity...sheesh!
With any type of small brush, apply as much or as little glue
to the tips and if desired, the inner branches
While still wet, dust with Diamond Dust or any preferred glitter.
Above is a before and after tree
A sampling of different glitters and thicknesses.
I used Liquid Nails clear glue to adhere my tree to a thrift shop glass candlestick holder.
I let them dry overnight.
If you have a favorite glue that will bond on glass..go for it!
Now using a palette knife or popsicle stick
apply a generous amount of Snowtex.
Pile it on like a snowbank.
it should look like this
cover any glue on the edges and pile it up onto the trunk
While still wet, hold over a bowl to catch the excess glitter and cover completely.
I like to use a disposable pie tin.
When I am finished, I crimp the pie tin a little and pour all the excess back into the jar.
You will be surprised how little you really use.
Wasn't that easy?
I started looking around my home to see what else I could use to create even more
What about a sweet vintage etched crystal aperitif glass.
Another Salvation Macy's find.
Or maybe an odd teacup that is missing a saucer.
Thrift shop find also.
|These little gems are in my shop !|
Inexpensive little ceramic pieces
Really...the possibilities are endless.
I hope to have been inspired to create your own
|I'm stocked and ready to sell some ASCP!!|
For all my Virginia readers
If you are in the Warrenton area
Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Please do come say hello to me at
Holiday Open House
I will be demonstrating
also creating festive decorations from
Antique Sheet Music
There will be lot's of food and drink
so after the
Warrenton Christmas Parade at 10am
COME SEE ME!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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