You thought I forgot didn’t you? Either that or the task of creating 30 Martha Stewart glitter crafts had become too much & I’d caved under the immense pressure…it’s certainly a possibility. But no my friends, no, I’ve not given up…I’ve just been on glitter hiatus.
(If you’re new to the blog then you can read more about my quest to justify MS glitter’s $30 price tag by creating 30 projects to do with it here, also look for any posts with the label “30 for 30″)
I love pretty Easter eggs, these ‘sugared’ ones from Pottery Barn, or the Alabaster ones from Williams-Sonoma. Beautiful, but pricey little devils. (the PB ones are $16 for 6!!)Mine will cost you $1.99. Yep, just the good ol’ cheapy plastic Easter eggs. If you can find the kind with little holes in the bottom (not sure what purpose that serves) even better, you’ll see why in a minute. I bought mine at Michael’s yesterday so hopefully they’re still there if you stop by.If you’ve been participating in my “30 for $30″ then you already have the glitter & glue on hand. If not here’s everything I used…First I shoved a ka-bob bamboo skewer into one of the little holes so I could easily paint & glitter every part of the egg. I applied a somewhat thin coat of mod podge with a foam brush & then liberally sprinkled my glitter. (be sure to work over a paper plate so you can funnel your leftover glitter back in the bottle)I let them dry by sticking the skewer in some leftover floral styrofoam from my faux flower box…I tested putting an additional coat of gloss Mod Podge over the dry glittered eggs to seal the glitter in but they weren’t as sparkly so I didn’t do that to the rest of them. Yes, they’ll cover your hands & anything else nearby with glitter but who doesn’t need a little extra sparkle in their lives?? At least that’s what I tell my husband when he ends up wearing glitter to work.A few other ideas…
Leave the skewers on them and arrange them in a dome shape stuck in the styrofoam at the bottom of the bowl
Use the small holes to thread a piece of fishing line through, tie a pretty ribbon bow, then you can hang them as ornaments, door knob decor, a mobile, anything!
**Update** I just linked up this post to Beth’s “Vignette” link up on “The Stories of A 2 Z”, go check it out!