Monday, November 19, 2012

"Silver & Gold" Easy DIY Glitter Sticks

(You hear music playing and the sound of a familiar song...) "...silver and gold, silver and gold, means so much more when I see, silver and gold decorations, on every Christmas tree."  I don't know about you but I absolutely love this song.  It has such a beautiful melody and hearing it just makes me full of Christmas spirit.

Okay, I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I swear I am holding off on the Christmas stuff but this song has been in my head lately.  I figured that I might as well put this Christmas spirit to good use and show you all how to make really easy and really quick Christmas decorations.


Everyone has seen how to add glitter to those plastic animals (adorable, right?) or those glass Christmas ball ornaments, so I didn't go that route.  Instead, I wanted to show you a cheap and easy way to make glittered sticks which you can use for table decoration, place settings or (my favorite) gift wrapping!  I didn't have any gifts wrapped around here so I left that picture out, but I can only imagine the possibilities!

These look just as cute as the glittered sticks at the store, but are much cheaper!  Plus, you can make them any size you choose.

{How to Make it}
Grab an old newspaper and cut it into strips about 2 inches wide. Then, cut each strip into smaller pieces in whatever size you so choose. I made mini-sticks but you could do large ones for vases too.


 
Next, take a toothpick or other small stick and roll up each piece.  Make sure to let the toothpick stick out one end a little bit or you wont be able to get it out when it is rolled up.  If the toothpick stays in there, it wont hurt anything.  It will actually make it more heavy duty!

Tape the ends so that they don't unravel.


Lastly, dip the sticks into Mod Podge and cover in glitter.  If the bottom side sticks to the newspaper, it is no big deal, just re-cover it with Mod Podge once the top side is dry and glitter away!


{Your Turn}
How would you decorate with these?  Would you stick with Silver & Gold or throw in some other colors?

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann

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5 comments:

  1. These are fun, super sparkly! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  2. Can't resist glitter...super cute! Thanks so much for linking up to our Christmas Challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    :O)
    Jessica B.
    3GJ DT Member

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  3. This is such a cute decorating idea. Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Inspirations Challenge on 3 Girl JAM.

    Cheri - 3GJ DT Member
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  4. Another fun and festive idea!!
    Thanks for sharing with us over at the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog!
    Jessica
    3GJ~DT

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