Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Glitter Sticks

This project was inspired by this beautiful pin.
 

We've got some decorative twigs sitting in our upstairs hallway.


I knew that by using them, I wouldn't have to worry about bugs that could be crawling on those ones you get outside. They're really long, though.


So I snapped the tops off and discarded the rest for firewood.


Using my hands, I covered the sticks in Snow-tex. I then took them outside and spray painted them with silver glitter paint. The problem was, however, I forgot how badly the glitter paint stunk. And I don't mean it smelled bad (though it did). Apparently I didn't remember how much a pain this mirror was. I used the entire can of glitter spray on the twigs and you could barely see it. So I poured extra normal silver glitter on top of it. Here's how they turn out.


Here's a close up. I like the difference in the colors and textures with the wood, white, and glitter.


And I stuck them in my blue painted vase!


Stay tuned throughout this week for more late winter decorations!

I'm linking up here!

7 comments:

  1. I saw that pinterest idea as well. Yours turned out good!

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had made more to fill the vase better though and I think they could have used more glitter!

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  2. I saw these somewhere recently and you did a great job recreating them. I have thought about making them myself as well, just haven't gotten around to it. So you are saying you are not fond of bugs....: ). Me either, have a great rest of your Wednesday Dianna. "Inspiration in Progress" Link up tomorrow. : ) http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Dianna, Very pretty. I was looking at some glittery sticks to buy, but didn't want to spend that much. I have some black sticks, think I may give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing. New follower. Found you on Blissful and Domestic's Feature Friday Linky party.

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  4. Oooooohhhh....Glitter.....!!
    Nice one! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!

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  5. PS. My, what a lovely, clean home page you have. ;)

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