Friday, December 9, 2011

Snowflake Christmas Ornament

This snowflake was a wooden shape on sale at Michael’s last weekend.  As soon as I saw it I envisioned exactly how I wanted it to look.  I wanted glitter, then glitter and last…you guessed it, more glitter…lol
The one tip that I have is, start from the inside out.  The workflow is easier if you start there.  I learned the hard way.  Let’s see, I used my Martha Stewart glitter for the blue center.  Its really fine glitter.  Then I used bigger glitter in the middle.  The outside is a mix of mother of pearl glitter, clear bugle beads, and white glitter.  I mixed everything with Elmer’s glue because I am out of Modge Podge and it worked.  I finished everything by spraying it with strong hair spray.  I figured it would help seal the glitter.  It sort of did.  It was one of those crazy experiments…lol  I left everything to dry for 24 hours.  Then I took ribbon that I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years and I took out the…(drumroll please)…bowdabra!  Yes, I have a bowdabra!  I got it a long time ago but I was sort of, well afraid to use it…lol  I didn’t want to try and fail…lol  The bow is not perfect, but I’m happy with it.  The snowflake looks great on my tree.
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XOXO
Marfa