Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ALL THAT GLITTERS...MINUS THE MESS

so...are you like me?...you heart all things glittery...but hate it being all over you?...you know....looking like you're about ready to hit the clubs...well...here's some ornies that have all the sparkle...but none of the mess...

i so wish i could claim this idea as mine own...because it's pure genius!...but i can't!...insert sad face here...actually came across it on everyday cricut...these make the best gifties!...why?...because they're so dang purty!...sorry...my southern roots are  showing...lol...

the trick?...the glitter's on the inside!...that's right!...oh...and did i mention how freaking easy they are to make?...well...keep reading....and you'll find out for yourself!....

 
you'll need some pledge with future shine floor wax...you read that correctly...lol...i got mine from walmart...now...it's very important that you get this bottle with the blue cap...not sure if it'll work with just any kind of floor wax....glitter...it needs to be fine stuff...i've found that martha stewart's works the best...some clear glass ornies...cotton swabs....and i "borrowed" some paper cones from my work...they make the best funnels!...

 
pop all the hangers out of the glass ornies....

 
do 'em all...

 
squirt some of the floor wax into the ornie....

 
swirl it around to coat the inside...it's best not to shake...you don't want any "froth" in there....

 
take of the cap of the floor wax...and let all the extra drain out...hee hee...kinda looks like a person...

 
if you have any bubbles in the ornie...you can take a cotton swab to get 'em out...i used to put my pinkie in there...until it got caught like a fish hook...did that freaking hurt!...so...use the cotton swabs...your fingers will thank you...

 
take your paper cone...and snip the top off...if you don't have any of these...just cut the corner off an envelope...and snip the tip of it...voila...instant funnel!...

 
insert the funnel...and start adding the glitter!...it's best to put a bunch in...don't worry...you're actually using just a small amount...but you want to make sure you have enough to coat the inside...

 
start rolling the ornie around...the glitter will start to coat the inside...

 
put your finger over the opening...and start to shake the glitter....this will get the neck of the ornie...and any other bare spots...

 
take the lid off your glitter container...and place the ornie neck in there...all the glitter will start to run back in the jar...you can lighty tap on it...to make sure all the loose stuff comes out...

 
plop those toppers back in!...

 
and there ya go!...one ornie that glitters without all the mess!....

 
i usually do up a whole set for gifties...they're just too pretty to break up!...

 
but if you do want to give 'em individually...how 'bout clear take out boxes? ...you can nestle one in a bed of eco friendly packaging(ummm...mine's straight from the paper shredder!)...

 
or...tie a little ribbon and adhere with a glue dot...then display on a brass ornie hanger...got this one at michael's!...

 
of course...you can personalize by adding vinyl or paint pens...but i like to keep 'em simple!...

2 comments:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Cool!!! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to give it a shot. :> )

Laura said...

Share your project pics when done !! :0)

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