Just like with everyday decor, I go through my Christmas ornaments and decor to edit. To see what I am just not in love with anymore, to giveaway or sell ornaments that are just not my style anymore.
So while sorting and editing, I ran across these great finial ornaments. Great size. Great shape, but I don't use them. I realize that I very much like the shape, just not the color. So I decide to do a little upcycling.
What's upcycling? You might ask? My response: "It's taking something that would otherwise be thrown out and finding a way to make it into something else." Enter glitter. Now if you've been to my Etsy Shop, you are well aware of my love affair with glitter. Antique Silver glitter to be exact, so naturally, that's what I did. I mean, everything looks better with glitter.
So here's what you're gonna need:
Mod Podge (and small bowl to pour it in)
Glitter in your choice of color
(specifically Martha Stewart Glitter)
Container for glitter
First, get a container ready. I used one of those plastic containers from the deli at Wal-mart, emptied and washed, of course, they have a great lid and are perfect for rolling my little acorns around....anyway, any container will work. Basically it's to catch the glitter, and because I'm a glittering fool, I store the glitter in it. I don't bother putting it back in the bottle.
Because of the size of these ornaments, about 11 inches, I did the bottom half and then the top half, letting it dry in between. Using a paint brush, coat the ornament with Mod Podge.
Sprinkle the glitter onto the wet glue, over the container. Let dry.
Once the bottom half is dry, do the top half. Let dry.
Now you have ornaments that you love once again! Of course with all of the colors that Martha has with her glitter line, you can really customize your look. I find her glitter to be the best on the market. It's practically magic. It doesn't matter what color anything is, the properties of the glitter covers anything!
I also upcycled some glass balls and tied little silver bows on each one.
Yes, glitter makes the world go round!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you're inspired!