Saturday, November 10, 2012

Puttin' on the Glitz: Using Glitter Paint

While at the beloved JoAnn's today, I picked up some unfinished wooden snowflake ornaments and a bag of unfinished wooden stars ($3.99 for a bag 20 of small-ish assorted sizes).

The snowflake ornaments were $1.29 each but on sale for $0.77 each.  They came with a little red ribbon to hang them, which I took off because I am not going to use them as ornaments.

I bought a small can of silver spray paint for $3.99.



We gave these babies a coat or two of this paint, and let them dry.  Then we used glitter craft paint
in silver by none other than Martha.  I've used this paint before in another color and it has a translucent look to it that I love.  I let my two sweet youngest get in on the action and go over the snowflakes with this paint.



It's an amazing 67 degrees outside today in Ohio, so they could do this on the deck!  Didn't they do a great job?


We also sprayed the bag of wooden stars, let them dry and went over them with Martha's paint like we did the snowflakes.


I have plans for both the stars and the snowflakes and I can't wait to share how I incorporate them into our holiday decor!

I loved this glitter look so much, I had the kids then use the glitter paint to paint the edges of some cinnamon pine cones that I had.  It made them look like snow.  These pictures are before the paint dried, so it looks a little gloppy (is that a word?), but pretty none the less.



I love that we were able to create these easy, inexpensive projects that will be beautiful during the holidays.  Best of all, my kids were able to help create them.  Think of all of the ways you could use these!  As ornaments, hanging on mirrors or windows (which is what I am going to do with a lot of them, hint, hint...), adorning the outside of a gift you give.....the possibilities are endless.

What are you going to go glitter-ize now???

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5 comments:

  1. Nicky- What cute, sweet little helpers! I love your projects. It is wonderful for kids to realize what fun it is to craft and make something special for the Season. Blessings to you- Diana

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  2. Really cute, I love Christmas decoration, And I like doing it I myself so this is a great idea!!!

    Thanks for sharing it

    Marina

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  3. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  4. Hi Nicky! I love your snowflakes and pinecones craft! I need to get into the Christmas spirit and start crafting & decorating.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  5. Oh I love glittered Christmas ornaments! I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. More details here: http://theturquoisehome.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-blog-award.html

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