Aren’t these just adorable?
I don’t usually use glitter but since making these I just want to make more and more. I love the way they glint in the light and catch your eye.
These two are earmarked for a special gift that I am making, but I love them so much I’m going to make more for my tree as I think they would look fab, especially when the twinkling lights bounce off them.
I am so glad I added these to my last order from Hobbycraft. They are approximately 6.5cm high and come in a pack of 12 for £3 which I think is great value. They are plain white as seen in the picture with the reindeer, and they have an eyelet hook already attached which makes hanging them a breeze.
Transforming these gems is easy-peasy.
You will need:
- White wooden hearts (found here)
- Reindeer embellishment (found here)
- PVA glue
- Twine (found here)
- Paper to protect surfaces
Here’s what you need to do:
With a paintbrush apply a good coat of PVA glue to the face of one heart and one of your embellishments or toppers. I used a wooden reindeer but you could use anything you fancy.
With a piece of paper underneath, from a height pour over the glitter until the heart and reindeer are well covered and no white is showing through. Don’t worry, your glitter won’t be wasted.
Lift the heart and reindeer and gently tap it on your surface to remove the excess glitter.
Move them both to another piece of paper and leave to dry.
Fold your piece of paper with the excess glitter inside it and use it to pour it back into the pot/bag/box it came from. This way your glitter will last much longer.
When the glitter is dry you can glue your reindeer to the plain white heart. I used hot glue for speed and strength but you could use PVA again and wait for it to dry.
Choose a piece of twine or ribbon to complement your colour scheme. I used a lovely sparkly gold and white metallic twine, also from the Hobbycraft Christmas range which works perfectly with the gold glitter. Cut it to your preferred length and attach it to the loop.
Voila! Some really pretty, sparkly and best of all easy decorations.
You could use any colour and any embellishments, plus they don’t have to be just for Christmas.
Will you give these a go? Let me know what you think in the comments section below and tell me what you will be making.
Happy glittering xx
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