Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Craft

About a month or so ago I "pinned" a wonderful Christmas craft from pinterest and I finally got around to doing it myself.So I thought I'd share my fun with all of  you.

You will need the following:
3 glass bottles (or more or less whatever you would like)
White Primer
Spray adhesive
Epsom salt

Then I used the following to give it a little more "oomph":
Craft paint ( I used DecoArt White Pearl)
Glitter ( I used DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal)

Step One: Clean the Bottles

Now the blog that I got this craft from didn't talk about this step but I thought it might be important to make sure that everything stuck well and that they looked the same. So I took about 5 or so minutes with exacto knife and some fantastik cleaner to get everything off. I think in the end it was worth it to take the extra time.

Step Two: Spray the Premier

Now this step it might be wise to do outside......... but I didn't it was cold and snowing so we just opened some windows and turned on the fans and most important we turned up the heat! ;) Anyway back to the craft, when spraying I did about 4 to 5 layer I really think that was a be of an over kill. One thing I must say is make sure each layer is dry before you spray it again or it get really drippy. But even if it does don't worry about it too much cause the Epsom salt will cover it.

Step Three: The Epsom salt

This was the fun part! First spray the bottles with Spray adhesive then roll it over the epsom salt. It really is that simple!

Step Four: Paint and Glitter

Now you really could stop at step three, they look quite nice. But I felt they need a little more. So I added some sparkle! This is where I used my craft paint and glitter.

First I pained the tops of the bottles just a little so they didn't look so flat. I should note here if I was  to do this again I would have painted the tops BEFORE I put the Epsom salt on. It would have looked a lot better but you an only really tell if you are super close like in the picture.

Then next I spray the bottles again with the spray adhesive and then sprinkled the glitter over the bottles. Just a enough for the light to catch.

Step Five: Decorate!

So I got a some fun stuff at Michael's to put in my bottles and even some fake snow to make it all winter like. Here is how it turned out.

I think it turned out rather well if I do say so myself. Even Mike said "Wow, it looks like the picture" Thanks Mike but was there any doubt it would turn out like the picture! (well maybe a little ;)

"'The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
Burton Hillis