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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!
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Tuesday, Dec. 10
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