Mar 15, 2011

Star and Hearts and Glitter

Making your own embellishments is pretty fun, albeit time consuming and messy!! Be prepared to get sticky fingers, and glitter everywhere.

You'll need:
chipboard - I use recyled cereal boxes because the chipboard is thin but sturdy
glitter- I have coarse German glass glitter ins silver, and fine glass glitter in silver and shell
glue- Elmer's is fine, I use Alene's ClearGo Tacky Glue
paint- I like to paint the chipboard the same color as the glitter I'm using
punches

Paint the chipboard, let dry.

Punch out shapes.
Coat in glue. Dip in glitter. Place on waxed paper to dry.Voila!


The starts on the left are the fine glitter. Up to now I've been partial to the coarse glitter... now I might have to change my mind!
If you look very closely, you can see the silver paint under the edges on the pink hearts. This is why you might want to paint your chipboard with a coordinating color.
 
The stars I've made have shown up here:
 

Enjoy.

6 comments:

Gigi said...

A tutorial! What a great idea. Particularly for us crafty-challenged.

Julie Pishny said...

These are awesome my friend. Love the little glittery stars. You should sell them in Twigs and Feathers for lazy people like me!

Lili said...

I'm a 'fine' glitter loving gal myself, especially German glass glitter! Thanks for the tutorial! ~Lili

Cassie Shella said...

Your stars and hearts look fantastic! It's almost 11:00 pm here but you have motivated me to get creative:) Have a wonderful week.

CINNIBONBON said...

love love it!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love these Lee!!! How are you doing girl?? I hope you guys are thawing out up there :) thanks for any input about chickens you give me too!!! What were you saying about hardware cloth as opposed to chicken wire? I've had chickens before but they just roamed in our backyard...now we have families of hawks that fly over that I want to protect them from! Thank you again Lee ~ hugs and love, Dawn