Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge. This month I embellished wood die cut ornaments to make Vintage Glass Glitter Ornaments.
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I wasn’t even sure if I would be participating this month in the Craft Room DeStash Challenge because my schedule was just too full with working a seasonal job at a Christmas store, trying to finish up our rental house renovations, AND participating in other blog challenges. But I walked in to my craft room anyway and decided to look around to see what I could come up with. And my eye stopped at this box of beautiful vintage glass glitter I have been saving for some special project one day.
Vintage Glass Glitter is also called German Glass Glitter, and it has a completely different texture and sparkle than the most common glitter you find on the shelves. You might be wondering why I have a box of so many different colors just sitting around on my shelf. Well, I used to work for a resort that would host these elaborate parties and galas and it never failed that the Design Department would end up working on the events too. One time we helped make special invitations using this vintage glass glitter, and then it ended up in storage for years. During one of our clean-out and donate days of the storage units, I nabbed this box right before someone was going to throw it in the dumpster. I have held on to it for years. My daughter used it once or twice on birthday cards but I wanted a more special project for it one day. I just hadn’t figured out what yet.
And then I remembered what else I had in the craft room.
Several months ago at the Christmas store I work at we received these packs of wood die cut ornaments. With my discount I was able to get six ornaments for less than $2. I purchased several packs thinking they would make great gift tags. It wasn’t until I spotted the box of glass glitter that I decided to try to fancy them up a bit for my husband’s coworkers as small gifts.
Vintage Glitter Glass Ornaments
For this project you will need:
- Small wooden die cut ornaments
- Vintage Glass Glitter
- Modge Podge
- Foam Brush
- Craft Brushes
- Metallic Acrylic Paints
- Paper plates
I tried a couple of different types of glue but in the end found that Modge Podge worked the best. Using a foam brush I covered one side of the ornament and placed it on the paper plate. Then I sprinkled and poured generous amounts of the glass glitter over the ornament to get it to stick to to Modge Podge. After shaking off the excess glitter, I was then able to pour the glitter back in to the container off the paper plate to use again.
I also decided to jazz up of a few of the ornaments with metallic paints instead of the glitter. I like them both.
What crafty creations could you make today from YOUR craft stash?! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
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