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December 5, 2011

Glitter & Glam Decorations {Homemade Christmas Decor}

I love the two ladies visiting today. Not only are they super sweet, but they always have something super crafty up their sleeves! Today is no exception... 

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Hi Scrap Shoppe Readers!  We're so excited to be here on Michele's blog, we just adore her. :) 

First off, we'd like to introduce ourselves.  We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane and our little corner of blogland is filled with home improvement tips, craft tutorials, holiday decor, recipes and a good furniture revamp or two.  We love how small touches of decor can customize a space and instantly make it yours.

Today we'll be sharing an easy way to spruce up your {holiday} decor.

Want to add some glitter&glam to your plain jane Christmas decorations?

We've had these fun Christmas-y trees on display at my house for a few years now and just them because they add height to any cluster of decorations I play around with. 
Wanna know how we made 'em?


Supplies needed:
Cone styrofoam . Mod Podge . 2- 1/8" Wooden dowels . 2"x2"x1/2" Wood base . Gold spray paint . Glitter 


Directions:
1. Spray paint (1) wooden dowel & the wood base gold.  Let dry completely.
2. Attach gold dowel to wood base with a screw from the bottom, (my hubby helped me here & even routered the edges to look more glitzy. Awww!)
3. Stick (1) unpainted dowel through the top and the gold dowel/base through the bottom of styrofoam until they are nice and snug.
4. Shave off styrofoam surrounding the top dowel until the cone styrofoam is shaped into a nice pointy Christmas-y tree, (cones come slightly flat on top.  Don't worry if it's not perfectly smooth; the glitter will hide any imperfections.)
5. Paint a thin layer of Modpodge onto cone styrofoam & top wooden dowel. 
6. Generously sprinkle glitter until all surfaces are completely sPaRkLy. 
(Note:  Be sure to glitter the underneath of the tree, too!) 
7. Wait until surface is completely dry.  Display for your viewing pleasure!


 Supplies needed:
(3) Red candles . Red glitter . Elmer's Glue . Mod Podge


Directions:
 Candle #1: Paint a thin layer of modpodge. Roll in red glitter. Dust glitter in cracks.
Candle #2: Squeeze Elmer's glue in thin layer, wrapping around candle. Dust red glitter on.
Candle #3: Repeat directions for candle numero uno ;)


If you're wondering about the gold snowflake in the middle of the frame, I'll let you in on a secret: it's an ornament from the $1 store!  I simply copied the method for my glitter candles: modpodge, dust on gold glitter, tack to frame, display.  That's it!


We hope you've enjoyed our tips today!  We'd  to catch up with you on FBPinterest or Twitter (:
Thanks again for having us, Michele!
XOXO

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I love it! Its my personal opinion that there is no such thing as too much glitter (says the girl who lives in a house full of boys) especially around the holidays! Thanks, girls!


3 comments :

  1. Thanks for having us guest, Michele! XOXO

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  2. These are so cute! I love how quick it is to dress up simple candles - they look great!!

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  3. These are perfect! I love a little bling come Christmas!!

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