Monday, November 22, 2010

Let it snow

I love having a little bit of sparkle to go with my Christmas. I just never knew how to get that snowy look until now, and it's so easy and quick.


Pinecones were the perfect thing to try out first because I had a bunch of them still sitting outside from one of our nature walks.

Here are the supplies you will need to get yourself that perfect snowy shimmer. Elmer's glue, white paint (I used flat), glitter and diamond dust. The "glitter" is more like tiny ice crystals than typical glitter. The diamond dust is similar, it just has a subtle shimmer to it. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.


I mixed my glue and paint together using a little more glue than paint.


Then I painted my mixture on here and there...


I had a little helper sprinkling on the glitter followed by the diamond dust.

Shake them off and you're done.



While the pinecones were drying, I looked around for something else to do. I bought this believe sign a couple years ago with plans to spruce it up but never did until now.



I painted on my mixture and sprinkled the glitter over a big bowl. It took me about five minutes and I love how it turned out. Can you believe it? ;)


I've seen this done on garland and wreaths and it looks beautiful. I'm off to finish decorating my mantel. Have you started early this year too?

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35 comments:

  1. I love the sparkle. = ) The pine cones would be gorgeous on a Christmas tree!

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  2. I do believe it! But I think you forgot the nose on you smiley face ;o) Ho Ho Ho

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  3. Annonymous, I know you who are and you are a dork!;)

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  4. I love a bit of sparkle, wait who am I kidding I love a lot of sparkle at Christmas time. Your pinecones and Believe plaque turned out great!! Kathysue

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  5. i love anything white and sparkly, including snow, white glitter, and of course diamonds. beautiful!!!

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  6. thank you for the wonderfully snowy tip. we just
    returned from the mountains where we had real
    snow. i can't wait to replicate that!

    happy thanksgiving!

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  7. How fun! I love the look- hope you don't mind when you see that at my house:) I've started decorating my stairs but I'm kinda stuck. I'm hoping to finish them tomorrow so I can get to other decor after Thanksgiving!

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  8. oh! i love the sparkly snow look! i bought a sparkly snow sign a couple of years ago that i put on my mantel! looks like i could of done it myself! thanks for sharing the tutorial! i will be trying it on something!

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  9. Aren't you cute and crafty with that. Darling. Thanks for the how-to!

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  10. Gorgeous! I haven't started yet. I will on Sunday....I usually wait till the first day of Advent. Sat. night we have our "Friend's Thanksgiving" party....about 40 people here hanging out, eating yummy things. :)

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  11. Love that look. It does glisten and sparkle more than just plain glitter. So pretty.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. love it! yes, definitely adding diamond dust to my shopping list. Seems like all the good craft supplies come from Hobby Lobby. They don't have those out west. Love the pinecone under the glass dome! perfection.

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  13. I can never get enough glitter! I love your projects. I'm going to have to send the kids out looking for pinecones! LOL

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  14. So, so pretty! No, I have not started but will hopefully this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your sweet family!

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  15. I love the sparkly look too. Might have to try it with pine cones. Very cute.

    -Rene

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  16. It looks so good sparkly - is it messy? I couldn't handle having sparkles all over my home!

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  17. LOVE the sparkles! Everything looks so pretty!!!

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  18. Hi Laurel, I used craft paper and newspaper when I did mine, the sparkles get wrapped up and thrown out.

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  19. They look great! So fun and festive! Thanks for sharing your tips :)

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  20. Londen, I love it all; thanks for the tips & tutorial! Im doing white winter garden for my Christmas table, so I will have to try this out. Wishing you and Mr. 65th & La Petite a fantastic Thanksgiving...

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  21. OMG I love that sign! I have to get some glitter, I may be the only blogland lady left without some....your projects are inspiring Londen!

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  22. Great idea! can't wait to start! I have begun xmas much earlier this year than in past years, and am glad for it!

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  23. It looks so perfect and Christmassy! That's a great method. Shop-bought fake snow can look a bit weird but this looks JUST right!!

    Sarahx

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  24. These are all so cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following!

    Luvs!

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  25. Love this tip, I just did this with some chipboard letters and they look fabulous-thank you!!

    Leah

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  26. I love that pretty sparkle and what you did with your sign
    the pine cones and it all looks great!

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  27. Great idea!! Thanks so much!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  28. Might be using this.... GREAT idea! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  29. These are great! One question..do you have any tricks to keep the glitter and diamond dust from flaking off?

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  30. Mmmmmm I'm loving that sparkley magic! You are such a crafty one...I have your playroom bookmarked. Never cease to amazing me! :)

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  31. Thanks so much for the instructions, I now have a small forest of 'snow cones' and I just love them!
    Elaine

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  32. This is great! My girls will LOVE making those pine cones!;)

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  33. I've been wondering how to get the pinecones like that! Thanks for sharing the secret! I'm on it!

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