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.
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.
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! ; )
And yes, those stars are the same as the one on top of my whimsical paper medallion tree.
Want to make your own Glitter Glass Christmas Star Garland? I’ll show you how I made mine.
It’s very easy.
- 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.
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!
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.
Crafty Texas Girls
The Frugal Homemaker
Deja Vue Designs
House on the Way
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Girl in the Garage
My Soulful Home
Wednesday, Dec. 11
The Everyday Home
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Create and Babble
I link to these great parties:
Your garland is lovely! German glass glitter really makes the stars pop and I can only imagine how gorgeous a tree would be with this garland wrapped around it.
Kathy, Petticoat Junktion says
Jeanie, I love your silver star garland. I’m a blingy type person so this is right up my alley. But I have to say that my whole house would be glittery if I made this project!!
Marty Walden says
You are busy crafting away aren’t you? I love the star garland. Anything glitter is good by me! Thank you for joining us on our craft showcase!
Samantha Conner says
These would go perfectly with my decor! I love the sparkles. I am pinning this and going to try it. Happy to be on the ‘craft tour’ with you.
Leslie @ House on the Way says
Love your star garland! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Your garland is so pretty and sparkly! I keep hearing people talk about this German glass glitter, I might have to try some. You’ve really been cranking out the Christmas crafts this year- thanks for sharing! 🙂