Sunday, March 25, 2012

Art Glitter Design Team 2012 Audition

For those of you who know me well, you know that I love glitter. So when I heard about Art Glitter’s Design Team Call, I knew I had to audition since I am so passionate about glitter in general. The passion may have grown in college, and being in a sorority may have helped as well but, several years later I am still playing with it, and love it even more!

While brainstorming I came up with a really long list of things I could create using glitter, and I made a couple projects to share with you all today.

The first project is a glittered wine glass.


I originally wanted to make chalkboard stemmed wine glasses but it just felt so boring. One day I got to thinking and knew that it would be so awesome to have some nice glittered glasses for a fun girls night.

My mom purchased a set of 12 glasses from a bargain store and I got to crafting. I coated the bottom and the stem of the glass with glue and then sprinkled glitter all over the glue. I shook off the glitter and then waited a little while till it was semi dry. I then coated the glitter with glue and added more glitter. I waited this time until it was completely dry.

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I then took some clear acrylic spray paint and coated the glitter with it. I ended up doing a few coats to make sure that the glitter would not fall off when using the glass. I plan on making each glass a different color of glitter so when you have a party, you will know which glass is yours!

For my second project, I wanted to share with you is the letter “A”. I chose the letter A for Anderson, my maiden name. I wanted to create a cascading effect with color. Starting with blue and moving along to a teal green. Similar to the last project I did two coats. Repeating the process twice.

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I started at the bottom with my darkest color. The letter was already primed white so it was easy to work with. I applied glue to the amount that I chose for the bottom color, and then sprinkled the glitter on. I shook off the glitter and then applied glue to the next area above it where I wanted to place my second color. I did this until all of the four colors I wanted to use filled the letter. I let it dry for about 20 minutes and repeated the process.


When it was all dry I sprayed it with clear acrylic spray paint. I also could have used hair spray. I find that works as well. You can see how I used that in my post about my mantel piece I made last year.

I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared with you today. I have so many more things I will be creating with glitter this year and can’t wait to share them with you! This fall my best friend is turning thirty and she called me last month and said she knew what the theme was going to be. After she made me guess a million different things that were all wrong, she blurted out, “GLITTER!” WE both screamed in excitement and I can not wait to start planning!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today, wish me luck, and don’t forget to visit Art Glitter and check out the amazing glitter they have!! There are so many different kinds, it is like glitter dream land!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day 2012

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Of course I was crafty but it was not in paper form…

My friend Emily had nothing to wear since the weather was almost 80 degrees here in Minnesota, which is so unheard of! So we came up with a shirt for her to wear. I happened to tye dye a plain white shirt the day before, since I had no idea what I was going to wear.


We cut up the shirt and made it a lot more fun! I also had a project for myself to wear out. I love dressing up. This year my friend Anna and I made tutus!


When you do something like a make a tutu when you go out, make sure you are not the only one… I went to a bar later that night without my friend, and a bunch of guys came up congratulation me… They assumed I was out for my bachelorette party! I had to explain to the many men, that I have been married for almost 4 years, and this is just my St. Patrick’s Day outfit!

I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! I am going to head out and enjoy the day again today! The sun in shining and I am not going to pass this up! Who knows how long it will stay around!!



Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Bridal Banner

My cousin Cassandra had her first bridal shower of the year this past weekend. It was the family shower. Both sides of her family got together and put together a great shower filled with fruit and chocolate for her.

Cass was my maid of honor in my wedding, we are super close. I am 2 weeks older than her, and our mom’s are sisters. We grew up living less than 5 miles from each other. We lived in different school districts so we never went to school together, but we hung out often. She is the closest thing I have to a real sister.


So in honor of wedding season, I made a banner!



I kept it pretty simple so it can be used again… Cassie’s sister is getting married in July!

It is made up of two different teal papers and two different pinks. The Banner is cut from Stand and Salute (don’t quote me on that, but I think that is what I used), and the letters are from Simply Sweet cartridge.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Madness

Nope, nothing to do with basketball. No offense to those who love basketball, but it is NOT my sport. On the other hand my husband loves it. My March Madness is a crafting madness. Lots of projects on my to do list, and some even completed!

My parents have been wanting to re-do their bathroom. The one that I use, so I think it is considered the guest bathroom. Several fixture in the bathroom are original… such as the medicine cabinet and the lights. My mom bought all new towels, and a new shower curtain. The big thing… painting.

I offered to do since I have been wanting to paint something forever! They even let me pick out the color!

The original tile is gray and black. So I went with a nice purple paint color to go with the tile. Before it was gray with maroon and white sponge paint. It only took me a day to prep and paint! My dad was a little shocked at my color choice, but then again, if they wanted something different then he should have picked the color! Even as a kid, I had a weird sense of color choices. I had a teal room with white and dark purple sponge paint… {why was sponge painting so cool back then? Maybe in 10 years purple would have not been the right choice too.}

Anyways. Here are some before, in the middle, and I will post a final picture later this week when we get all the stuff back in the room!

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Lots of stuff coming up this month. If my mom’s sewing machine is working I will also be participating in a sew along! I think I will start on that tonight! I have the fabric cut and ready to go. Just keeping my fingers crossed on the machine! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!