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!


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