Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nothing is Safe From the Glitter (Glittered Deer, Butterflies, Stars, Bulbs, and Keys!)

As my title implies, I have been having a lot of fun glittering anything in sight in preparation for Christmas.   Today, I am going to show you some deer, some repurposed items into ornaments, a star garland, glittered vintage Christmas bulbs, Santa's magic key and also how I glittered my dog.

First of all, let's check out these deer, because you know I love a good fawn or doe or stag or any member of the deer family.  I had these vintage plastic deer in the barn space, and then when Sarah and I were setting up, I just couldn't help thinking they needed glitter in their dull plastic lives.  Here is what they looked like before....

See that?  They are looking wistfully into the distance.... I can almost hear them... "Wow, look at all the glitter that rudolph got?  Why are we so.... brown.... so plain... so dull?"

Well, we couldn't have them being so sad and dreary, so I took them home, painted them with Mod Podge, and sprinkled them with white gold love.... aka Martha Stewart white gold glitter.  After that I just had to keep them, so I searched for a place they could go for Christmas, and found the empty birdcage in my family room!  It had housed a black owl for Halloween, but now sat empty.  The only problem was that their legs fell through.  Luckily I had a round craft mirror on hand, so I set that in the bottom of the cage, and set the sparkly deer inside....


Now they are just saying... "We are in a glittered case of emotion."

Moving on.... and I apologize but I don't have before pictures, but just use your imagination to envision what I am about to show you non-scintilating.  A long long time ago I found these vintage pressed butterfly coasters at a thrift shop.  They are super light weight and I had planned to paint the natural part of them and make them wall art.  Well, once the mod podge and glitter were out, I searched my stash for things that could benefit from bling.  I found these and decided that with glitter they would make really fun ornaments!  I painted them with mod podge and sprinkled the white gold glitter again.  I did 3 of them with the whole outside glittered, and 3 with just a ring glittered.  Then I tied some twine onto them and voila..... from coaster to ornament!




Finally, among my stash I also found some plain small wooden stars.  I loved the little banners Sarah made for our space, so I completely copied her, but we're friends so it's all good. :)  I glittered both side of the stars and then glued them with hot glue to jute string.  I made a few of these and I love the rustic with the bling.....


Here you can see where the hot glue sits on the back, holding the string in place....


Originally my post ended here, but guess what?  I got crazy with the glitter again and again!!!  Monday night I started to glitter some colorful vintage bulbs.  Sawyer saw me and wanted to help, and asked if he could get Emmy to help, too.  Well of course!  The three of us sat in the kitchen while I painted the glue onto the bulbs, and they rolled them in glitter.   We created lots of fun colors!

I am selling these at the barn in cute little packages from Avery printed with "persephone" on the label ( I was able to print these right at home)! Some are packaged by color, and there are a few mixed bags as well....


 I have more unique vintage bulbs at the barn and if this goes well, those bulbs will be next.  Muah ha  ha!
Finally, I also had some skeleton keys on hand which I decided to glitter to be "Santa's Magic Key" ornaments, for those children that don't have chimneys.  There's a little poem that can go with them though I thought it was rather large to print out, so I kept the ornaments simple, but here is the poem....

Dear Santa, we have no chimney
as you can plainly see,
And I was terribly worried
that you would pass over me.

We hung this very special key
right by the door.
Then Mom told me to jump into bed;
and not to worry anymore.

Your magic will make this key fit,
to open our door.
So you can come in tonight
and tip-toe across the floor.


I came across this poem 5 years ago when we were having our first Christmas in a house with no chimney.  My kids were too young to think about how Santa would get in the house, but I knew the time would come when they would ask, so I had researched it.  I love the idea of Santa having a magic key!

And here are what my keys look like...




The point of this post?  I love glitter.  And if you are in my house, be forewarned.  You might be next.

All of these items, with exception to the deer who are caged up at my house, are available Friday through Sunday at the Stylish Patina Barn Sale from 10-5 each day!  I will be working Friday and Saturday, and don't forget Miss Mustard Seed will be signing books Friday from 10-12!  Hope to see you there!  And come back tomorrow when I will show you some stockings we've created for the barn!


PS- I wanted to give you a heads up on a contest Treetopia is currently holding on their facebook page!  You may recall last Spring they sent me an awesome pink tree which I fully intent to use for Christmas as well this year.
Anyhow, here are the details of the contest....

It’s called Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes, and one winner can win two trees – one for herself and one for a friend. To enter, all you need to do is be a Treetopia Facebook page fan, then provide your name, e-mail address and the name, e-mail address of your friend. You also get to choose from a list which trees you’d like to win. Winners will be drawn randomly. The contest starts November 8 and ends on November 29, 2012.  Good Luck!!!
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40 comments:

Megan said...

TOO. MUCH. AWESOMENESS. I don't even know where to begin, but those ornaments are adorable and I love the tiny stars and key!!! Glitter=happiness. I don't know where I'm going to put my own tree, but I'm totally going over to enter for a free one :)

Julia Konya said...

Oh, I would have kept the deer too. Love them! And that pink tree...so cool. I've always wanted a big colored tree.

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

Lots of great glittery inspiration!

Judi said...

Can the bulbs be used? or are they just for decoration?
Love your ideas and all the glitter. Fun, fun, Fun.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Everything looks great! I was wondering if maybe one of the kids would be glittered by the end of the post!

Susan D said...

I love the Santa's Magic Key ornament!

The Far Fifty said...

Love, love, love those glitter bulbs! You stay classy!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

You can never have too much glitter! It's just not possible. I've got glitter stuck to the bottom of my feet, the kitchen island, table, and somehow even my couch. I love MS's glitter. It's so fine and the colors are gorgeous. All of your projects turned out lovely!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Ha ha! I love glitter too! My husband however has some concerns....it gets all over the house and he inevitably goes to work with glitter on his face which he thinks might look "suspicious" to co workers!

Dana Frieling said...

Glitter makes everything better! Love your little deer (of course). Pop a bottlebrush Christmas tree in there and they're right at home. I love your creativity, Cassie.

TidyAwayToday said...

I love Santa's magic glitter key :-)

pam {simple details} said...

Your glitter happy ways make me smile! :)

Bliss said...

I have a certain little horse that I think will be getting glittered.

Bliss

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Like I said, you can't go wrong with glitter :)

Jacqueline said...

I love glitter also! Do you use anything to help seal it in? I was trying to figure that out the other day. Also I love the deer in the birdcage...I have a rusty birdcage outside now. Thanks for the great ideas!

Dear Emmeline said...

loving the glitter!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Girl - I'm ready to bust the glitter out right now! LOVE these projects!

Lesa said...

little confused: any reason you used mod podge instead of glue on some items....what am i missing? so plan to do some of this, its great. Thanks for this post and a response.
Happy Glittering.

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

You have mad glitter skills :) I am a mess with glitter but everything that you did turned out perfectly (of course ;) )! I love it all, especially those deer (swoon). I am glad you are keeping them :) xo

Bella said...

Oh how I love all the glittery goodness! I absolutely adore the deers!!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the deer and the butterflies! You're right, everything is better with glitter!

cheltenhamroad said...

It's been a looong time since I had a piece of furniture to share. I'm overwhelmed by all the terrific ideas here thanks so much for hosting.
David

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Oh my word, those keys are to DIE FOR! I am going to make one for myself ASAP! Or maybe 8 and stick them in a shadow box...I am feeling so inspired! Love this post!

17 Perth said...

Do you need a glitter intervention? Ha! Heck no. Come to my house! Those keys are adorable!

jackie jade said...

I love shiny and I love glittery, so this post is great! Wanted to know if you have a secret to keeping the glitter from falling off all over the place? Any sort of top coat or sealer??

Allison said...

Look at all of the glittery goodies! How fun Cassie. That poem is wonderful. I just love that key. And, those bulbs are beautiful in their coat of glitter. Such a happy time of the year at your house with all of your crafts.

Richmond Thrifter said...

LOVE glitter. The deer and the light bulbs are my absolute fave! GLitter makes everything better!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

It looks like emmy escaped the glitter! ;)
LOVE the deer and the bulbs!

have fun this weekend,
gail

Ali Richardson said...

GLITTER glitter sparkle sparkle GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE.

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

There is no such thing as too much glitter! Love the coasters turned ornaments!

Andrea said...

Are your kids calling "Crazy Glitter Lady" yet? I love it all. Something about glitter just makes me happy. Where do you get the Martha Stewart glitter?

Andrea said...

Are your kids calling "Crazy Glitter Lady" yet? I love it all. Something about glitter just makes me happy. Where do you get the Martha Stewart glitter?

DecorandtheDog said...

It's like you're waking up in Vegas with all of this glitter.

My mom and I are crafting next week. She told me no glitter. I think I'm adopted.

Holly said...

Glitter is so cute but I vowed never to buy it again after I could not get rid of it, years ago. It was on my face, my clothes and in my hair - weeks after I threw the stuff away. I had boys so the glitter was a short lived phase anyway. Christmas is a perfect time to glitter up. Have fun - love that pink tree! :)

Kelly said...

Glittered case of emotion - HAHAHA!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You are becoming quite the glitter girl! Love those sweet little deer, glad they are staying with you! And those little bulbs are darling! You are going to have a sparkly booth at the barn - have fun!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Dang, girl!! You could have gotten three posts out of all this awesomeness! Gotta love a little glitter -- I've been dabbling in a little myself lately. :)
xo Heidi

Rita said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the glitter ornaments and great idea on those coasters!

K @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

Love everything you did. Seeing those little packages with glitter bulbs just makes me happy :)