Saturday, November 26, 2011

All That Glitters...

... Is Not Gold... In fact, it's Silver!
I love silver glitter, so much so that when I last checked my stash, a have four bottles... yes, all silver! I had the perfect project in mind to use up some of this over abundance of silver glitter.
While shopping in a store in Las Vegas this past fall, I came across some ornaments that I fell in love with, only I thought that they were over-priced and very plain (no glitter) and I could recreate them using my own ideas and my silver glitter.
I started with some large pressboard hearts that I found at Michael's in the sale bin for $.49 each so I bought them all.
I covered each heart with old book paper and sanded the edges.

I used my cropodile to punch a hole both at the bottom and top of each heart.
I stamped a "crown" stamp on the front, adding some silver rhinestones.
I painted the edges with some glue and then dipped them into the glitter.
I also got the hanging bobbles from Michaels and added one to each heart along with some ribbon to hang the ornament.

I had so much fun making these that I went back to Michaels and found the smaller hearts and continued to make some more...
I am now completely covered head-to-toe in silver glitter and, as my friend Deb kindly pointed out, I'll be finding that stuff in my craft room in March!!!
Take some time and check out what others are creating this holiday season at Where Women Create.


Jenna said...

These are very cute!!!

Ally White Cat said...

I love hearts oh how sweet these are.Thank you for sharing. merry Christmas

susan salyer

Laura said...

I love these so simple and pretty!