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December 18, 2012

Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Review {& GIVEAWAY!}

I was recently given the opportunity to review some glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts
And let me tell you, I jumped at the opportunity!

In this house full of testosterone, glitter and I do not get to play together often.
So when the chance arises, I jump on it!


I was sent the 24-pack Rich Essentials Glitter Pack.
Don't all those colors look fun?

Besides narrowing down what I was going to glitter (the list continues to grow!), selecting a color to use was a feat unto itself!

I decided to try my glittering skills on this decorative pear I had that I knew I could give a new look.

This was my first time using the decoupage + glitter technique and I do believe I'm smitten.
It was super easy!

Apply decoupage, sprinkle on Martha's glitter, and BAM! Instant makeover!

Martha's glitter is so super fine that it cover all areas superbly.

I ended up using 3 different colors (white gold, azurite, and citrine) allowing each section to dry before moving on to the next.

I glued rhinestones around the center of the pear to complete my look. 

Its going to be a great piece for my living room whenever I get a chance to give it a makeover!
These are the colors I have planned!

And I could not just stop with the pear. 

I raided my boys' animal toys (shhh!) and decided this little elephant could use a makeover.

I used the white gold on him, too. 

Isn't he so cute?

I'm going to be on the lookout for some more little animals to glitter.

I also used the Pledge/glitter technique on one of the handprint ornaments I made with my boys over the weekend. I love this blue topaz color!

The Martha Stewart Crafts glitter is perfect for this technique.

And I have exciting news!
One lucky reader will receive their own 24-pack glitter set!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. 
Winner will be announced within this widget on Saturday, December 22nd.
Open to US residents only (sorry, international friends!)





While you're waiting to see if you won, check out this amazing deal!
Save 20% when you use coupon code BLOG20 at checkout at MarthStewartCrafts.com!
Hurry, expires December 31!

And if that's not enough, enter the Martha Stewart Crafts "Bag Your Holiday Bills" contest for a chance to win $2500! Entry form and details can be found on the EKSuccess Brands Facebook page.



Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.


108 comments :

  1. I live in a very small space and I added a few pieces for the fall holidays that were glittered and I saw what it did to the small areas I can decorate. I would love to win this because it would allow me to create my own creations that will make small places pop!

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  2. After seeing what you've made I want to put glitter on everything in my apartment! I wonder if the man of the house would go for that? :D

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  3. I love that elephant!! I would love to try that pledge glitter technique, with my Girl Scout troop. That would be a fun craft activity for those girls! For the holidays, the gold, silver, red and green would be awesome for pretty much ANYthing - glitter santas, glitter snowmen, glitter reindeer.... oh my! :D

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  4. I live in a very small space and I added a few pieces for the fall holidays that were glittered and I saw what it did to the small areas I can decorate. I would love to win this because it would allow me to create my own creations that will make small places pop!

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  5. Sure I can think of many uses....... Christmas ornaments up coming holidays...Valentines and the many cricut ideas
    I have

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  6. There is a group of neighborhood children that meet in my studio [garage] for creative adventures. We would most certainly use the glitter in January for our Let it Snow workshop and February's Valentine Card making and by March we would need to 're-stock' :) After all, have you ever met a child who didn't LOVE GLITTER?! :)

    Beulah

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. I have an owl and a glass vase that I got from goodwill that I bought for the purpose of doing this. I just could never find time or money to go buy the good glitter!
    we are know Martha's glitter is AMAZING!! I would love to actually glitter my things! and go find a bunch more things! This would be awesome gifts for people too!
    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  8. Okay. I LOVE the fact that you are glittering the animals from the toy chest. There is NO SUCH THING as too much sparkle! I am sitting at the computer, looking around the house at the things I could glitter. Endless possibilities!

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  9. I would make more Putz houses. Probably for other holidays since I have made some for CHristmas.
    Last week-end my 9 year old granddaughter and I made 3 houses. Let me tell you that my house has glitter all over it. We used all the glitter and need more. Guess you shouldn't hand a large bottle of glitter to a 9 year old and not supervise.

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  10. Wow, that elephant looks great! Hmmm, there are lots of plastic, cute things around my house that can use some glitter. I have some of Martha Stewart's glitter for scrapbooking and I love how fine her glitter is.

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  11. I'd try glittering up my journal cover.

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  12. lol! Ok - I would probably glitter up another animal - those are addicting. ;) Also, I have been wanting to make something sparkly for the sewing room - maybe a pin cushion!! Love that fine glitter.

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  13. If it stands still, I'll glitter it. I am loving that pear!

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  14. I would love to make some glittery animals like that elephant!

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  15. I have some deer I would like to glitter up! Thanks!

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  16. What a beautiful glitter set! Love the idea of making glittery animals... that elephant is so cute!

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  17. I love glitter. It's like crack. lol. I would love to do a glitter painting on canvas. How cool are they? thanks for the chance.

    Jessica

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  18. I love glitter! Especially at Christmas! Martha's colors are amazing. I saw some beautiful ornaments made with them and they are on my to-do list for next year!

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  19. Since we just moved into a new larger house, I'd love to use the glitter to create fun holiday decor for my new place!

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  20. I will be using the glitter to beautify ornaments!

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  21. My husband HATES glitter for it's shedding tendency, but I would love to glitter....just about everything!

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  22. those pledge ornaments! in a ton of different colors

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  23. I love trying new crafts! I haven't done much with glitter, but I have granddaughters that I know would love some glitter crafts!

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  24. I'd definitively give the pledge/glitter ornament a try.... I've been eyeing it on Pinterest

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  25. I would love to make some greeting cards or ornaments

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  26. I would LOVE to win this glitter!! I love making the glitter ornaments and I need more supplies. I so want to make some glitter ornaments too. They are too cute.

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  27. I'd bring new life to some of my winter/snowy decorations that I put up after Christmas!

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  28. I really want some glitter reindeer to add to our Christmas decorations and we could always use some sparkly ornaments.

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  29. I would love to use the glitter to make some fun home accent pieces :)

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  30. We'd use it for our daughter's monthly family school projects and other projects she does when her friends visit.

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  31. I would make a bunch of ornaments with the pledge technique!

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  32. I have a project I have been wanting to do with some old fashioned Christmas bulbs and covering them in glitter. I don't have all the colors I need so this would be perfect!!

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  33. I have an idea in my head for some metal, mod podge and glitter.....if that didn't work out, I would make some glitter ornaments....or cards....or villages....oh heck....I'd glitter everything that wasn't moving!

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  34. I'd like to make some glittered letters to add to our stockings

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  35. I have been wanting to glitter a pair of heels that I have, so this would be perfect! MS Glitter is the BOMB!!!!

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  36. A glitter color for every occasion, what more could a person want!!

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  37. I want to glitter and seal all the daily boring stuff I use on my desk - the tape dispenser, the stapler...everything!!!

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  38. I have wanted a set if Martha Stewart's glitter for quite some time what a fabulous giveaway!

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  39. I think I'd really like to decorate my ever-so-boring journals, as well as cards/letters for friends and family. It's so pretty and more fun than confetti, I'd imagine!

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  40. my grandaughter is getting married and I could use this on her table centerpieces

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  41. Ohhhhh glitter!!! I adore sparkly things so it would be put to good use on anything not already glittered. I would love to give a few candleholders some sparkle. I also have some frames that could use a glittery lift.

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  42. I would use the glitter to make Christmas ornaments, they are my obsession this year :)

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  43. I am in love with your elephant! Its so fab! I so want to glitterize a tray and a picture frame now!

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  44. I have some of the glitter and i LOVE it this stuff covers so well

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  45. I have several paper mache animals - tiger, rabbit, monkey and horse and would like to glitter them. I also have several paper mache hearts that I would use glitter on for Valentine's Day ornaments. I love glitter!!!!

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  46. Oh my goodness would so love to win I love her products also love what you did with the pear it turned out beautiful thank you for the chance to win and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas

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  47. I love Martha Stewart glitter!!! I've tried other kinds, but I really like the fineness of hers! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    PS ~ do you know if you can do the Glitter/Pledge technique using the clear acrylic (rather than glass) ornaments? I'd like to try them with kids in an after-school program and don't want to use glass.

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    1. Betsy, I have not tried the Pledge/glitter technique with acrylic, but my instinct tells me it would work! Please let me know if you try it! :)

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  48. Hi Michelle, I'd definitely be working on a beautiful Valentine banner and helping my grandkids make Valentine cards.

    Thanks for letting me enter... Tracy@CottonPickinCute

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  49. Glitter and banners, now that sounds like a winner to me. Would love to give M.Stewart a try.

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  50. I swear off glitter every year, but then I give in. It adds such a beautiful touch!

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  51. I love glitter, and I think I'd use it to make some cute ornaments for next year. :) Great Giveaway!

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  52. I have to admit that I bit the bullet a few months ago and just bought this giant pack of glitter for myself haha! I LOVE Martha Stewart glitter, it is superior in my crafty opinion. I love the idea of glittering the elephant--since I'm doing lots of elephant details in my baby girl's room!

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  53. I love, love, love the little elephant and want to try the Pledge technique. Love!

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  54. "Season's Greetings!" I love to make cards and would
    use the lovely glitters on them and also it would be
    fun to create ornaments with them...
    Many thanks, Cindi

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  55. I would love to glitter something from the dollar store - like a little figurine!

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  56. I want to glitter EVERYTHING! I think I'd start with some pinecones that I want to give a wintery makeover.

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  57. Eek! So many things! I love that little elephant you did...so I might just have to copy you!

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  58. I want to glitter some ballet flats for my daughter!

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  59. I'd use it for craft nights with my girls. So many uses-cards, home decor and artwork.

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  60. I would make fairy dust for my daughter's b-day party. I already have the cork topped vials.

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  61. I've made some glitter hair accessories before so I'd love to make some more and then use it to make something for spring!! Love me some glitter!!!!!!

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  62. I love glitter and use it on so many project. I purchased this set last year as a thank you for my daughter, at Christmas, for running me from doctor to doctor appointment and she loves it. Now I've been wanting my own but it's still on my wish list.

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  63. I love glitter! I would love to win this so that I can glitterize more things. :)

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  64. I've been wanting to try some of the reindeer head glitter canvases!

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  65. I'd use it to make those cute glitter ornaments I've been seeing all over the blogosphere lately! Thanks!

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  66. I would love to make some of the glitter ornaments using the pledge. The kids and I always make lots of goodies around Christmas time and they love to use glitter also.

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  67. I'd love to use it to make some pretty ornaments like yours :)

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  68. I would COVER a ton of little animals like your elephant in glitter! They make cute decor pieces for our girls room :)

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  69. Well looking around my home I can see a zillion things that would look better blinged up! The pear was so pretty and would look great used on table settings and the little elephant (sooooo cute) made me think my paper mache deers would be lovely covered in glitter...see what you started!!! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set!!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  70. Well looking around my home I can see a zillion things that would look better blinged up! The pear was so pretty and would look great used on table settings and the little elephant (sooooo cute) made me think my paper mache deers would be lovely covered in glitter...see what you started!!! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set!!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  71. i have a beautiful deer that losing its color and needs redoing. i think glitter would bring him back to life. i have a few other thins but this is the most needed one.

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  72. I would love to use it on making some greeting cards and ornaments.

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  73. I would use them to update a few pairs of flats so that they would look glittery!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  74. i have some christmas balls that have become scratched up and i have a deer or two and a few more things.

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  75. What wouldn't you use it to make?! ;)
    Those little animals do look like fun though!

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  76. We'd use it for making cards (and lots of other stuff too).

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  77. The elephant turned out so cute! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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  78. I just love glitter. I like some on just about everything, and beside a girl can't have to much!

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  79. I've never glittered anything, but I think I'd like it!

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  80. I want to glitter glass - ornaments, stemware, vases, and anything else I see! :-)

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  81. I would love to glitter decorations like ur elephant or vases etc. Thanks!

    Emily

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  82. I would live to win this set. I've never used glitter but I would love to make some of those glitter ornaments like you made. They are adorable :-)

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  83. I heart glitter- I am wanting some fun glitter colors to make the pledge/glitter ornaments. Also I would find a way to use all this fun glitter when making decoration, invitations etc did jt daighter's birthday in February

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  84. I would love to decorate cards using glitter or put it on anything to add a little sparkle! :)

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  85. I am wanting to make some Victorian style Christmas tree ornaments, and glitter would definitely enhance them! Also, I want to glitter the tips of pine cones for house decorations. Happy holidays!

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  86. I would love try these colors !

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  87. I want to make ornaments like you did, I've done them with paint but would love to try glitter. I also love a variety of crafts, so the collection would be put to good use. I've heard of people using them for nail art creations, really want to try that.

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  88. OH my gosh, this is so awesome! LOVE the projects you made--what gorgeous colors!!! Fingers crossed! ;) Happy holidays!!!

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  89. Gorgeous glitter---I would make something for my soon to be baby girl's room:)

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  90. i would use it to make a sign for my daughters room shes two

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  91. I've been wanting to start a Putz house collection and build a Christmas village, so the Martha Stewart Glitter Collection would make beautiful buildings!

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  92. Ooh, thanks for offering this give-away!
    If I had that set of glitter, I would totally use
    all the colors to make wonderful, artsy ATC's!
    **excited**
    Thanks,
    Kelly K

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  93. Oh how I would love to have this set of glitter. I am homeschooling a granddaughter we are raising and she is so in love with crafting. And of course glitter is a big part of crafts. We cannot afford too much on extras like this line of glitter, but would love to see her eyes shine about these. Thank you for the offer.

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  94. I would like to glitter the frames around each of my grandchildren's Christmas picture.

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  95. I have some glass tree jars that I want to glitter, plus lots of fun projects with my son. He's homeschooled and right now we are learning about weather and making our own "weather effects" for inside the house - these would make awesome snowflakes and raindrops!

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  96. I have some ornaments I want to glitter... still... I procrastinate, what can I say! :)

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  97. Wow, your projects look amazing! I think this glitter with the decoupage looks much better than some porcelain paint glitters I've tried. I can't wait to try it.

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  98. I would LOVE THIS GLITTER to make Christmas and Vakentine GOODIES!!

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  99. I would love to glitter up some amazing animals to make candle holders out of for the center of my dining room table :D

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  100. I'd love to use this to dress up some plain white Christmas balls that we have on our tree. I'd love to try to "paisley" them.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  101. I would love to glitter some thrift store finds for sure!

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  102. Ornaments, I have so many different kinds that require glitter that are on my list; primarily ones involving sheet music and glitter.

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  103. Congrats to Jessica H. the lucky winner and thanks Michele for the chance!!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  104. Another thing to do with glitter: Get your glue gun and plug her in. Pour glitter into an tin/aluminum pie plate. Use your glue gun to "draw" a snowflake in the glitter. Shake/pour more glitter on top of your glue creation. Let it harden, then take it out. Stick it with a thumbtack or small nail then put a paperclip in the small hole. Voila! You have your own glitter ornament! (Okay, you may want to make a hole in it before it finishes drying/hardening.)

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