Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Glitter-palooza

Well, I probably sound like a broken record by now - but the dresser project is still in the works.  I hope to share it in the next few weeks once everything is ironed out.  I'm really excited about it though and I hope it turns out as amazing as my vision.

In the meantime...I worked on a few DIY projects last week and wanted to share them - they both involve glitter...




I created this little glittered vase by repurposing a Bath and Body Works glass jar candle (in hindsight it would be so much easier to just buy a glass vase for this project...unless you enjoy trying to remove wax from glass...for-ever...but hey it was free!)

I used elmer's glue and created a wavy band of glue then sprinkled on german glass glitter - if you haven't used this stuff it's pretty cool but sharp (it's made of ground glass) so be careful.  It's also pretty expensive so you'll want to collect as much as possible to resuse.  This type of glitter will tarnish over time - since the vase was free I'm letting it go to see how it looks - but you could add a clear coat over the top to try to preserve the color. 

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Next, I used some glitter 'fabric' from HobbyLobby to create this quick and cheerful little bunting/garland for over my desk in my office.  I'm not sure I'll leave here it permanently but it's a nice festive update. 

I made it by cutting out rectangles from the fabric paper, folding them over some silver cording and gluing down - then you just cut the triangle out of the bottom and you're good to go...
 





The photos aren't the best - it's so hard to shoot my desk area since the light coming in from the window is so strong...

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I bought another GlassyBaby votive - my collection is growing :)  I told myself I wouldn't buy another one until I've lost 10 lbs so that's going to be my motivation and I'm going to try to stick with it!  Here's how they look in the living room - I'm planning on lining them up on top of my faux fireplace mantel...








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Finally, I tackled my Instagram collage project (from my 2014 project list).  I printed the photos from my Instagram account using Snapstagram.

The frame has a cool shadowbox look and I picked it up on sale at Michael's - they have a new line of frames that have mirrored details and lots of cool metals that would look great with black and white photos too. 

I really like how it turned out - I just love snapping sunset photos.  Hopefully, I'll get to capture some amazing shots in Hawaii this Spring (if I can make this dream trip a reality).





I'm thinking of adding this collage to my dresser-top styling once it's finished.  We shall see:)

Hope everyone is staying warm with all of these snow and ice storms we're having in the Northeast!
-Alisa

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