Merry Christmas!!

I hope y’all are having a great holiday season and if Christmas is your special day, Merry Christmas! And Happy Holidays to everyone!!

I’ve been talking a lot about my glitter and sparkle decorations so I thought today I’d take a moment to welcome you to my home for a little glimpse into our holiday…

Almost all of the presents were wrapped in the gift bags that I love to make!

The advent calendar was well loved once again this year!

One of my favorite pieces to set up is our little North Pole! And the glitter angel flies above… (I did add more silver and am much happier!)

I did my holiday art wall again. But it’s really bland this year if you ask me… Not sure what else it needs… I’ll work on that for next year!

And the dining room with the star tree!

The house was beautiful this morning piled with presents for everyone… Now it’s a mess with presents opened and spread out everywhere!!!

Happy Holidays to everyone and I’ll write again in the new year! (I’m taking a little family break from blogging for the next week) Thank you all for reading!!!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing of Glitter

This is not my last glitter project, but it is the last one I will bore you with!! I just can’t help sharing the love of the glitter!

Remember the trip I took to Goodwill to look for the stand for my little Christmas tree??? Well on that trip I found this great metal angel… I forgot to take the truly before picture as she was when she came home, but originally she was holding a watering can. I didn’t want the watering can! So my husband cut that off for me and now have a wonderful little angel ornament!

Well, almost perfect…. Nothing a little glitter can’t make perfect!

Again, the spray glue, the glitter and the angel… Just like I did with the reindeer!

First I did a layer of silver to mask out the brown and then about 3 layers of the white glitter, but I”m not sure I’m in love with the white. She just doesn’t sparkle like I want… I’m debating whether to cover her with one more thin layer of silver… Or another color??? Thoughts? Yes, it is almost (two days until) Christmas and I’m still decorating!

Anyway, I think she’s just heavenly and will fill the blank spot that my three-year old son told me needed a ribbon and bow!

Have a beautiful Holiday weekend!! I’ll be back this weekend to show off all the decorations put together!

On Donner, On Vixen, Onto the Glitter We Go!

My husband decided to change my name to Sparkle!

Last year I found some awesome wooden reindeer at the local drugstore. And they were priced just right for me! So I grabbed some. And then went back and got some more, which I had forgotten about until we unpacked the decorations this year.

Last year I painted three of them silver and I just loved them. But of course (as you are probably expecting), this year, glitter… Not surprised??? Yeah, you’ve got me figured out!!

Again, out came the glitter and the glitter glue for the reindeer. And I have to same, I’m such happier with the glitter glue after doing this project! I think the hard surface seems to hold the glue better than the porous surface of the styrofoam. I did it in stages. Sprayed the glue on the head, antlers and neck, then glittered, let dry and do the body. Repeat with the glue, glitter and dry. Then the legs. Repeat with the glue, glitter and dry. Lastly,  then the touch-ups where needed.

I’m still marveling at how beautiful these turned out!

 

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Happy New Year!!!

Our New Year’s Eve is far from the glitz and glamour you see on TV, the internet and the movies. The brightest lights we’ll see will probably be the zoo lights in Tacoma! And I am perfectly content with that… Excited even!

But I have enjoyed seeing all the sparkle and glitter of the upcoming celebrations. Since I have done absolutely nothing for New Years, I’m living vicariously through these lovely pieces.

 

1. I love this photo of sparklers by Leslie Williams Art. That reminds me, I need to get some sparklers for this evening!

2. 2011 here we come! Glitter numbers by Mandie Candy.

3. I first saw this glitter star headband from Giant Dwarf on Design*Sponge and it would be great fun for a night out on the town!

4. Love the DIY glitter party hats! Check out Design*Sponge for the how to.

5. mmmm, mmm, mmm! Now if I was having a New Year’s Eve party, I’d want this set-up for sure. This might even inspire a party for next year…. Design by Chris Nease with Celebrations at Home.

6. And Happy New Year!

More fun to come in 2011…