Glitter Glass Christmas Star Garland

Glitter, glitter everywhere! I’ve been busy, busy, busy Christmas crafting up a storm! Especially with my latest craft obsession: German Glitter Glass. I love this stuff! I made a Glitter Glass Christmas Star garland that I can’t wait for you to see.

DIY GLITTER GLASS STAR GARLAND

If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember the vintage ladder that I found at a salvage yard this past summer. I brought that baby home and wasn’t sure what I would do with it, but knew I’d come up with something.

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Well what do you think of my “something”? I think I’ll call it my Rustic Glitter Glam Ladder! Dan calls it the stairway to heaven! ; )

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And yes, those stars are the same as the one on top of my whimsical paper medallion tree.

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Want to make your own Glitter Glass Christmas Star Garland? I’ll show you how I made mine.

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It’s very easy.

Supplies

  • German Glitter Glass (I get mine from Meyer Imports and used the 40/80 Silver Fusion)
  • Stars (I made a bunch with my Silhouette Cameo* using heavy weight card stock – you can also buy paper mache stars from a craft store)
  • White glue or Mod Podge
  • silver elastic cord  - I found mine in the jewelry-making section at AC Moore (ribbon or twine would work, too)
  • sponge brush

*I used the 3d star cut file from the online Silhouette Studio store and resized it to fit 6 shapes on a 12×12″ page

Simply cover the stars with a generous coat of white glue or Mod Podge with a sponge brush and pour on the glitter. Tap off the excess glitter and make sure to save the excess!  German glitter glass is a little pricey so you’ll want to save every shard. I also ran a bead of white glue along the edges of the stars to be sure they were completely covered in glitter.  Once the stars are dry, just string them together with the elastic cord.

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One thing I did learn was that the silver German glitter glass does tarnish, but I love that look. Especially on the vintage ladder. And it still sparkles like crazy!

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I’m super excited to be part of this week-long Christmas Craft Showcase!

There are 15 very talented bloggers sharing their Christmas Crafty goodies.

Please visit their sites listed below.

christmas craft showcase
Monday, Dec. 9

Marty’s Musings
Crafty Texas Girls
The Frugal Homemaker
Deja Vue Designs
House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Worthing Court
Petticoat Junktion
Girl in the Garage
My Soulful Home
Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11
The Everyday Home
Plum Doodles
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Create and Babble
Sweet Pea

I link to these great parties:

Make It Pretty Monday / Project Inspired / In and Out of the Kitchen / The Scoop / Tutorials & Tips / Inspire Me Tuesday / From Dream to Reality / One Project at a Time / Twirl and Take a Bow / The Fun in Functional / Nifty Thrifty Tuesday / Power of Paint Party / Tuesday’s Treasures / Whimsy Wednesday / Throwback Thursday / Whatever Goes Wednesday /  Inspire Me PleaseShow & Share / Wow Us Wednesdays / Weekly Creative / Grace at Home/ Ladies Only Blog Share / Freedom Fridays / Feathered Nest Friday / Link Party Palooza / The Party Bunch / Furniture Feature Friday / Party Junk / what’s shakin / Anything Blue Friday / Shabbilicious Friday/ Think Pink Sunday / Finding The Pretty & Delicious / Making Monday / Our Sunday Best / Get Your DIY On / Monday Funday / Make the Scene / That DIY Party / Bewitch Me & Titi / Inspiration Monday / nifty thrifty Sunday /
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