I’m going through some items I picked up at the thrift store and finally getting projects done with them. I found this pair of floral containers at the thrift store LAST YEAR and finally turned them into some fun glitzy holiday decor.
I knew in my head WHAT I wanted to do with them, the trouble was HOW I was going to pull it off.
So they sat around here until I finally decided that I needed to do something with them or send them back to the thrift store.
I began pulling out supplies and experimenting and this is what I came up with.
- Plaid Liquid Leaf 3/4 oz-Classic
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Jacquard Products Lumiere 3D Adhesive & Dimensional Paint Bright Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter, Florentine Gold, 4.58 Ounces
- Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue with Brush, 4-Ounce
- Aleene’s Dry Adhesive Tacky Dots Med 150pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Trays And Brush
- Rhinestone Gems Acrylic Flat Back Colors JAZZY MIX ROUND OVAL STAR SQUARE DROP
I wiped down the container with alcohol to remove any oil or other grime and let that dry for a few minutes.
Then I painted it with the Liquid Leaf. Let dry overnight.
Actually, I let mine dry for about a week while I turned over in my mind how I was going to get the next part done but we won’t dwell on that part.
To adhere the flat back gems to a bumpy, lumpy surface took some engineering but I finally figured it out.
Attach a gem to the dish with a tacky dot and then fill in around the edges and open space (between the back of the gem and the dish) with Lumiere 3D.
Now it’s time to get SPARKLY!!
Brush the glittering glue onto the base of the dish with the brush and dust with Florentine Gold glitter.
Try not to get the glue on the gems but it wipes off easy with your finger if you get some one.
Finally, go over the gems with a soft, dry brush and brush excess glitter off.
I can’t wait to put a small votive candle in these and watch them sparkle with my Christmas decorations!
You know, the ones I don’t have up yet because I can’t drag myself out of the studio long enough. Are your decorations up?