This weekends easy project was to add glitter to some old faux pears to give them an update for the holidays.
I will be using them from Thanksgiving thru Christmas
All I had to do,
was take pears I have had for years, and spray them with an adhesive spray and sprinkle with glitter.
I am all about low cost and low time commitment crafts. This was both. I used inexpensive gold and copper glitter and Elmer’s spray glue and it took maybe 30 minutes.
I sprayed each pear one by one ( outside on the porch, with gloves on, that stuff is super sticky!) and then brought each one in and sprinkled glitter aground most of it.
My little biscuit kept me company until he got bored.
I didn’t worry about the glitter being perfect or the same on each one, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be pretty. I just did a nice dusting to make them festive for the holidays.
I also added glitter to a white “S” initial (for our last name) that was just lying around in a drawer.
I think these colors are beautiful for Thanksgiving, don’t you?
For Christmas, I will add some candles or greens or both, which I think will be oh so pretty. And I love things that can serve double duty from one holiday to the next!
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With Halloween right around the corner, I am starting to put together a few inexpensive things for the house.
This is a great season for candles and I thought, instead of buying some votive candle holders with a Halloween theme, I can just make pretty holders myself.
So, I blackened some mason jars to give them that “spooky” Halloween feel, and then added a ribbon and black votive candles. The total cost was less than $2 (for the candles).
Here is what I did;
First I gathered a few mason jars that I had on hand, but any kind would be cute. You can even just pull some out of the recycle bin and mix & match them with different shapes and sizes for an eclectic look.
Next, I grabbed one of those outdoor, long lighters and used it to blacken the inside of the jars. You can see how the jars looked before I started, when they were clear.
It only takes a few minutes to do each jar, and you can make them as dark as you want. It will wash off when you are done using them, so you can re-purpose them for something else or throw them back into the recycle bin if that’s where you got them. No waste.
I added a touch of copper glitter to the bottoms of the jars along with the votive candles, topping them off with some black ribbon I already had.
That’s it. Cheap & easy. My favorite kind of project.
I really like them, and I’m pretty sure they are going to look even better when the candles inside are burning for Halloween in a few weeks!
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