09 December, 2013

Glitter Bomb Greetings


 Our house is in constant flux. With the basement 95% finished the upstairs is evolving in its new uses. No more TV in the living room means that I keep rearranging the furniture to find the right energy. I think I have it now and it is both cozy and open. The space is a bit of hang-out/wrestling zone/reading area. Yes, all three.

No more TV in the room also means I have an unsightly mess on the wall from when the TV hung there. We have something on its way to hang on the wall, but with Christmas coming I felt the need to pretty it up a bit right now.


Armed with a coupon and my girls we hit the big box craft store for supplies. Lots of glitter, a canvas, some glue. That's it. If I already had the glitter this project would have cost us only $20. I stole a pencil from my Hubby and printed off letters in just the right size. A sharp pair of scissors cut them out just perfectly for me. I measured and laid out the letters, lightly traced around them with the pencil, filled them in one at a time with glue, and glitter bombed them.

This was a Mama only craft. Hubby was sick as a dog but he kept The Garbage Truck busy. The girls worked on their own craft. This was after a mini tantrum on my part about not needing a peanut gallery to do my own project. Did I mention there was glitter?


My glittering skills leave something to be desired, but the overall effect is what I wanted. And even though it is early for me to be decorating, I like knowing the mess on the wall is covered up. I pulled out all our Christmas and winter books so we can cozy up and wait for Santa.


Someone doesn't seem too impressed. What does he know? Or maybe he's just mad I put the glitter away with the one other thing we don't want the kids getting into - the booze?



11 comments:

felicity said...

I detest how messy glitter is. I think you've underestimated your skillz though.

Lisa said...

That's fun! I am still finding glitter from a project done a few months ago. It certainly does hang on!

Dominique said...

Fun project. And in appropriate circumstances, it could be flipped upside down. Oh oh oh...

pragmaticpatchwork said...

Great fun! Glitter is the best. Totally worth finding it for months afterwards on everything. When Christmas is over, you can just flip the picture upside down, and have a sort of permanently-surprised message that is perfectly suited to parenthood. Oh! Oh! Oh!

elizabeth said...

love it! and the childs face at the end is precious!

sewkatiedid said...

Love that last photo!

Dianne said...

This is an awesome post!!!! I am smiling :0)

Suzanne said...

I can really eat up a mama only project where glitter is the key ingredient!

Colleen Potter said...

HaHaHa, love it !

Patti said...

So funny! I love glitter too but not so much the mess it leaves. And I love that you are so real about everything...cracked up over your mini temper tantrum...been known to have one or two myself. Your little guy is just precious. Make sure you drink the booze and not the glitter! lol!

Sarah said...

Oh I would have created such a mess with the glitter. I don't have neatness skills when it comes to glue and glitter. Garbage Truck looks unhappy, coz he want allowed to eat the glitter!