Oh my…it sounds like quite a few of you were wooed by yesterday’s recipe…but don’t say you haven’t been warned! No fair cursing my name when you find yourself in a dark corner, rocking back and forth, while clutching an empty pan!!
We’ve been (trying) to take this Christmas season at a much slower pace…basically striving for less running amok, and more hot chocolate in front of the tree. (Sidenote: How great is the word amok? I challenge you to casually drop it in conversation today…just see how good it feels.)
But creating small and simple projects is therapeutic for me, so we made time for our annual ornament craft this weekend. Spraypainting and color-blocking ornaments is nothing new,
but Rustoleum Gold Glitter spray is new to me, so I wanted to give
it a whirl.
Gold + Sparkle = Always a Good Idea.
Start by cutting your painters tape into strips.
Wrap the tape around the ornaments creating different shapes and patterns. Make sure to smooth the edges down completely so there’s no seepage. (Sidenote: The word seepage is the opposite of a great word, and I encourage you to not use it in conversation today. Or better yet, use the word, and watch the person’s face crinkle-up.)
I found some reinforcement stickers in my (extremely organized) junk drawer, so I covered an ornament with those for a polka dot pattern. The kids created their own as well…we’ll call those abstract.
The glitter spray is actually clear with specks of glitter in it…not the look I was going for. So I gave the ornaments a quick layer of gold paint, then followed it up with the glitter spray. It really takes gold to the next level of bling!
It’s hard to see in pictures, but there’s a lovely reflective quality to it…but no glitter mess! I think these resemble Kate Spade’s gorgeous ornaments…without Kate Spade’s price tag.
Are you crafting anything these days? Don’t you love pulling out the homemade ornaments every year? The kids crack up at their early rudimentary projects, but they make me all mushy. Christmas has that effect on me. You can check out our past ornament projects here, here and here.
Home Depot also challenged me to create something with silver glitter spray…so I whipped out this Fresh Glittery Pinecone Wreath. You can check it out, along with the simple tutorial, on their blog, The Apron.
OH! And remember this fab jacket from last week’s Friday Five? It went on sale (you’d know that if you follow me on Facebook!), therefore it came to live with me…and it is just as fab as you’d hope! I can’t wait to jazz up basic dresses with it, or even throw on with jeans and boots. And on a completely opposite note, I’m considering this sale sweater…I love the color and cowl-neck…but what are our thoughts on ponchos? You could always cut off the fringe if it wasn’t your jam.
* This post was created in collaboration with Home Depot to help promote the line of Rustoleum Glitter Sprays, but all ideas, choice of vocabulary, and Liberace-obsessing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors! *