Wedding Cake Card Box

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

While we are talking about centerpieces for weddings, here is another idea. This makes a great card box for on the gift table. If you want it for a centerpiece, just remove the bottom of the box and stack up the boxes as shown with the rose on top.

You need:
  • three sizes of paper mache boxes, the ones I bought were white so I did not have to paint them
  • a big white silk rose
  • crystal glitter
  • white craft glue
  • flat paintbrush
Try this:
  • brush glue to cover the biggest box lid. Sprinkle glitter over glue while wet. Tap off excess and let the box lid dry.
  • Repeat on the bottoms of the medium and small boxes
  • Glitter the rose, one petal at a time
  • Add some dots of glue around the outside edge of the two bottom pieces. Sprinkle glitter on them. Let dry.
  • Glue the pieces together so they stack up and look like a wedding cake.
Other ideas:
  • Use a rose in a theme color of the wedding. You could even make the decorative dots in that color using another color glitter.
  • Turn it into a birthday cake! Google fondant cakes and see what comes up. Here are two that I found.

Turn these in to glitter cakes. Just use glue and glitter in place of fondant and frosting. They will last longer and they have no calories!

Glitter on!

Green Glitter

Friday, June 26, 2009

This glitter is green! I know it looks silver. It's both.

This is Sulyn Glitter that is made from 100% recycled materials. So, if you are looking for responsible craft products and companies, here you go! Even the lid to the bottle is made from 100% recycled materials. What I would like to know is how they recycle old stuff we have thrown away and make it sparkly. You can buy Sulyn's green glitter (in green and silver and many more colors) at your local Wal-Mart.

Back to the candle centerpiece. I made this centerpiece for a wedding. You can make it too.

You need:
  • a round flat mirror
  • 3 clear glass cylinder vases, different heights (I found these at the dollar store)
  • 3 white pillar candles that fit inside the vases (dollar store find, too!)
  • recycled glitter: crystal and silver
  • white craft glue
  • tape
  • flat paintbrush or spongebrush
Try this:
  • On each vase, tape off a section where you want the silver glitter. Press the tape to the glass to be sure it is nice and tight. Leave a little tail of tape sticking up to grab later when you want to remove it.
  • Brush glue to cover the section. While the glue is wet, sprinkle silver glitter to cover it.
  • Carefully remove the tape while the glue is wet.
  • Working on one candle at a time, brush glue to cover the whole candle. Sprinkle with crystal glitter while wet.
  • Let everything dry. Put the candles in the vases and the vases on the mirror. Very pretty with minimal work.
Other ideas:
- they would be pretty in gold for a 50th wedding anniversary party
- use bright colors of glitter and make the vases and candles different colors, very festive
- make more than one stripe of glitter on each vase, using different colors of glitter...They could be different widths

Environmentally responsible and pretty!

Glitter on!

Ten Things in Your House Right Now that would Benefit from Glitter

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ten Things in your House Right Now that would Benefit from Glitter:

1. votive candle holder
2. old bangle bracelet
3. flip flops (watch for this in an upcoming post)
4. the dog....OK, maybe not
5. that plain white lampshade
6. plain t-shirt (use Sparkle 21, a washable glitter that is gorgeous)
7. barrettes
8. boring photo frame
9. old bookmark
10. your disposition...glitter will make you smile!!

What else can you think of?

Ode to Glitter

Imagine for a moment a world without Glitter

Why the mere thought of it just makes me shiver!

All would be dark, all would be bleak,

Gloom would set in, as sure as I speak.

Glitter adds color! Glitter adds jazz!

Add glitter to anything for a touch of Pizzazz!

Glitter is sparkly, Glitter is fun,

Glitter shines brightly, just like the sun!

Have something drab you want to spruce up?

Add a dash of glitter to your clothes or makeup.

You’ll look all twinkly, like the stars in the sky,

But take my word for it; keep it out of your eye!

Sure, it’s a bit messy, at home and at work,

If you’re not careful, it’ll drive you berserk.

It finds its way into every nook and every cranny.

On your furniture, your hair, and covering old granny.

If it get’s on your skin, don’t you just scoff…

You’ll have to wash, scrub or sandblast it off.

And if you have the misfortune to breathe some of it in,

Let’s just say you’re sneezes will be more interestin’!

But I say it’s worth it! For all the color it brings,

To a world that needs it, all its queens and its kings!

Glitter is found in every color, for me and for you…

By the ounce, by the pound; or in paint and in glue.

So say it with me loud! Say it with me clear!

Let there be LOTS of glitter, or I’m outta here!

Oh, a world without glitter? Please don’t permit…

A world without glitter? I can’t imagine it!

Thanks to my friends at Michaels for this poem. Joann inspired it, Chris wrote it, Carla and Emma made the big letters in the photo. In real life, the big letters are 4 feet tall and covered in glitter!

Thanks friends!



A day without sparkle is like a day without sunshine.  That's my motto!  I will be spreading the sparkly love on this blog and hope you will join me.  There will be project ideas, fun inspiration, words from fellow glitter lovers, pics, videos, and some give-aways.  All things glitter and sparkle! Oh, and maybe a few beading ideas thrown in too.  

Glitter on!

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