Sunday, December 04, 2011

Night Lights

glitter.glory
glitter.for.dinner
having.a.ball
rehabilitated.bulbs
worth.the.line.at.micheals
pipe.line

Yes, its normal to want to go straight to your local craft store now and purchase glitter.

No, its not normal after doing so to think about what your yellow lab (insert any human, pet, automobile or piece of furniture here) would look like with some glitter. You must inhale just enough during your projects to mess up your brain a little.

Last night we ooohhhed, ahhhed and barely blinked we were so excited to try every next color. Totally worth the line at Michael's that stretched to the back of the store.

xoxoxo, fluttery eyelashes and glittery kisses to you, AM & the sparkle team

(burnt lightbulb rehabilitation program found here)

31 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! :-) Greetings from Norway.

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  2. glitziness is next to godliness, i always say!

    this the season for glitter!

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  3. I've been following your blog for awhile, and I just love it. These glittered bulbs are brilliant!

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  4. I think this looks like an amazing Christmas tradition--decorating the ornaments.
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  5. "Yes, its normal to want to go straight to your local craft store now and purchase glitter"

    I know exactly what you mean! What a fun way to jazz up burnt out bulbs. We swathed the front porch with glittery green garlands an bug red velvet bows. Next we're cutting "snowflakes" from paper. I think adding glitter is a sensible idea to those!

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  6. beautiful glittery goodness. love, love love.

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  7. Wow, that looks like so much fun! The perfect girls' party! I bet it's going to be even more fun to decorate the house with these new beauties.

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  8. Your going to find glitter everywhere for the next 12 months!!!
    Well worth it by the looks of it :)

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  9. This post brought such a big smile to my face. Its my very favorite time of year, and I love seeing your girls together working on little festive crafts! I dream of me and Layla, and hopefully some more kids getting together to make our house beautiful with little handmade treasures! God bless you and your wonderful family, AM!

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  10. pure awesomeness!

    my husband has a instituted glitter ban at our house. because you'll still be finding that glitter around your house *next* Christmas... :)

    maybe i can get him to lighten up so we can try this too.

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  11. It looks like much merry fun was had! Oh, glitter... I worked in retail at a home decor place for several Christmases. The boxes would arrive in late October, we'd have three days of flying sparkles and "decorated" staff; we were still sweeping up glitter in July. :-)

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  12. I was at Michael's last night for a few items and thought about buying more glitter since my 3 year old daughter had poured out several cannisters on the living room floor yesterday. We covered a few styrofoam balls with fabric scraps and mod podge and then when they were a little dry, we sprinkled glitter on them. I did not buy any more glitter, but this post made me wish I did:)

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  13. You are braver than I am! I don't trust my hooligans with that much glitter. Pipecleaners, maybe.

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  14. Yay! So fun! Love the pipe cleaner chain. :)

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  15. I had to giggle when I saw all the glitter. Several years ago my folks moved to a senior complex and their front room had a large deep window that they wanted to decorate and to sparkle. I glittered up 2 boxes of plain ornaments and hung them from ribbons - they looked great. However, I had glitter everywhere, including on the cats! I was cleanup up glitter in the oddest corners months later - kind of like tinsel and pine needles... never seem to completely go away!

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  16. Fabulous glittery colours:) It looks great fun, tho' I am chuckling to myself about Mr Dotty's reaction- he has an aversion to glitter. It's great fun to sprinkle edible glitter on the brownies, then there are more left for me!!!:D

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  17. I can't believe you used brown coffee filters-because we did too! We generally use a french press for coffee and have had these filters for years hanging around our kitchen. When I forgot for the fifth time to pick up paper bowels from the store, I pulled these out of the cabinet. I did find them to be a little too flexible for a toddler though, and our process was much messier than your appeared to be. Happy Holidays!

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  18. You will now find glitter for months and months... It breeds! ;)

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  19. Aww...the pics of your girls make me want mine to grow up to be of glittering age sooner. Right now she'd likely eat the glitter...sigh. Happy December + Feast of St. Nicholas from Vancouver, Canada!

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  20. Oh what fun...it takes me back to childhood days when the time before Christmas was spent making oodles of stuff at home with my grannies. Germany is such a magical place during the Advent season :)

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  21. We did glittery bulbs too! I couldn't bear to throw away the burnt out c7 ceramics, and now I am glad I didn't, because they look so lovely all glittered up! It was really fun glittering with the 3 y/o, too- she thinks it's amazing!

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  22. all the glittery stuff looks very cool..ur work is really worth appreciation....

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  23. lovely idea with the lightballs!

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  24. Cute photos! I love all of the glitter you've used to update the ornaments.

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