Hello, hello, hello! I’m SO excited to welcome you to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge!
On the second Wednesday of each and every month, I have the pleasure of teaming up with a crazy talented group of bloggers to create something completely unique with the very same starting point. So far we’ve tackled wood slices, pumpkins and wooden crates, but this month, in honor of the holidays, we’ve challenged one another to get creative with some simple glass (or plastic) ornaments from Michaels.
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I had about a zillion ideas of things I could do with these plain glass balls, but in the end I decided to keep things REALLY simple. You’re never going to believe how quick and easy these Glittery Clear Glass Ornaments were to make!
When I thought of this idea, I was picturing just drawing on these little glass balls with some sort of glue pen – I had absolutely no idea if such a thing even existed, but I was REALLY hoping it did! With a bit of searching online, I came across this brilliant invention from the queen of crafting herself – this little ball point glue pen was EXACTLY what I had imagined!
It took a bit of practice to figure out the art of drawing on something round, but thankfully the glue was super easy to wipe off with a wet paper towel. Once I had my design just the way I wanted it, I simply sprinkled some glitter onto my ornament. At this point, even though I had thought to work over a bowl to contain the mess, the Monica Geller in me had to stop, take a deep breath (or ten) and do a quick wipe down of
most of our our entire Kitchen. First of all, who was I kidding? Glitter ALWAYS makes a mess! Glitter ALWAYS ends up everywhere! Like sand from the beach, you find it in weird, unexpected places that it should never be for days and days and days! As I tried in vain to gain control of the sparkles, at least the ornaments had a chance to dry, though they were still covered top to bottom in glitter despite my best efforts to gently (they were glass after all) bang it all free. This time working over the sink, a dry brush worked perfectly to wipe that excess glitter off!
Tie a bit of ribbon to the top et voila!
Thank you SO much for popping by! Wishing you SUCH a wonderful day!!!