I’ve got a bad case of seasonal Glitteritis – so bad – my friend Kathy from Vintageweave diagnosed me and I have to say I’m getting worse not better. I’m tempted to add glitter to everything! It all started with glitter pumpkins for Halloween and Thanksgiving – but now it’s ramped up to a whole new level as we hurtle towards Christmas.
Well in the words of Oscar Wilde “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.”
So I’m at it again – glue, glitter and paint brush – this time I’m making little glass sparkle jars – perfect as votives or to hold flowers… and adding glitter to some cute spiky balls and pinecones that I foraged on my hike.
You will need:
Small glass pots
Selection of pinecones and spiky balls
Large piece of paper for collecting glitter
German Glitter Glass
roses and other pretty flowers
1. Eat lots of yogurt – I like to make my own but with the holidays and my busy life recently I’ve started eating a delicious organic French yogurt – St Benoît – which comes in cute glass jars. Collect the jars – they are the perfect size. Save up the glass jars, making sure to wash them in the dishwasher.
2. Paint on Elmers glue all around the glass jar holding it at the top and bottom and then sprinkle the German glass glitter all over the wet glue.
3. Let it dry and then place a tealight candle inside or fill with water and flowers.
4. Collect the fallen glitter and pour back into the packet for more sprinkling. A good tip is to make a fold down the center of the paper – I like to use a sample of wallpaper as it’s nice and big and also a good sturdy weight.
5. Pick up fallen pinecones and spiky balls when out hiking.
6. Paint the tips of the spiky balls and pinecones with glue.
7. Sprinkle with glitter and let dry.
8.Add to holiday table arrangements – and include spiky balls amongst roses for that touch of frost and sparkle.
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