Sunday, November 21, 2010

Craft Time!!

Well, while it is still technically before Thanksgiving, maybe it won't be the most delayed post ever to show you my little Halloween craft.  It is very easy and I think turned out pretty well!

First, I bought some little wooden letters from Hobby Lobby and painted them black with some acrylic paint.
The other items I used were Mod Podge and a little brush... 
...and Martha Stewart craft glitter!
I got this bottle at Michael's and fortunately, was able to use a 50% off coupon!!  It is really good glitter!  I had never used it before, but had heard good things and the reviews were correct!

I poured a little glitter onto a styrofoam plate.

Then I brushed a little Mod Podge onto one side of each letter

and dipped it into the glitter.

Then, I waited for the letters to dry a minute.

Here they are!

Now, for a small intermission from the project...

I found these fabulous jeweled acorns at Marshalls and just had to pick them up.  I love finding festive seasonal decorative items in their home section.  Fantastic at a good price -- what a find!!

I just love things with a little sparkle!

Here are my other apothecary jars with some cute pumpkin decorative items also found at Marshalls.
I made these apothecary jars using instructions from another blog.  I'll have to find it and link to it.  They were my first project with Gorilla Glue! :)

Here is the whole mantle with the other apothecary jar with acorns on the other end.

And here are the jars with their fun letters!! :)

Thanks, sweet friend, M, for the suggestion to hot glue them on the outside of the jar.  They attached so easily and I'll be able to pop them right off to replace them with my next seasonal letters!

Can you guess what the next letters will be?


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