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Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's Going to be a Glittery Christmas!

When it comes to Christmas, do you like to break out the glitter as much as I do?  Well, you know my motto by now:  You can never have too much glitter!
And with the holidays just around the corner, what better excuse than to add even more glitz and sparkle!
So today I'd like to share with you one of my latest creations, a glittered Christmas swag, that I made for my Etsy shop.
I began by pulling out all of my supplies, and Christmas goodies that I bought last year on clearance after the holidays.  I decided to go with a musical theme for this swag, since I had picked up some gorgeous musical notes covered in German glass glitter last year at Pottery Barn.  I had forgotten that I'd even bought them, and was so excited when I pulled them out of my stash!

I wanted the faux greenery swag to appear as if it had been lightly dusted in snow, so I very lightly misted it with spray paint.  Yes, you read right, I said spray paint!  You know how addicted I am to the stuff, and there's not much that I don't cover with it!:)

 The swag also has real pinecones, and I just love the way they look all frosty.  Then came the fun part, adding the embellishments.  I also had these adorable little silvery glittered snow flakes, which I thought were a perfect addition to the glittered musical notes.
 And to further add to the musical theme, I made some of my glittered roses out of vintage sheet music.  While they are quite time consuming to create, I think they really are the piece de la resistance to the swag!  Oh, and I added tiny rhinestones to the centers of the roses for even more bling!
 I'm so happy with the way this came out, and I think it's even more prettier in person than in the photos!
That's it for today, hope you are having a great weekend!
I'm linking up with Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday 
and Shabby Art Boutique Inspiration Friday 
Faded Charm White Wednesday


NanaDiana said...

Donna- That is darling! I love it. Isn't it fun to pull out all the things and find stuff you forgot you had? You did a great job on this swag, you old glitter queen, you! xo Diana

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Donna I love it! You are so right, you can never have too much glitter. In truth I have been considering spray painting me green Christmas tree, I was wondering what it might look like, and you have inspired me to go ahead and give it a go!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

glitter is good!! LOL

Love of the Sea said...

Beautiful. Love the musical notes. So pretty!!!

Kim K. said...

Glorious glitter! Gorgeous, Donna.

Linda said...

What a lovely creation, Donna! Just beautiful...and I love the tussie mussies, too!

Myric said...

I love the design! So pretty!


Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous! And I love the sheet music flower!


Tete said...

Well, if you have to use glitter, then this is the way to do it. I love it. I love the musical theme. The music sheet flowers are the right touch for sure.
I like the spray painted frosting. Looks really good. I wish I could start doing things like this again, but have no venue to be rid of them!
You sure seem to spray paint anything that sits still...tell me...do you get giddy on the fumes? That could explain the glitter addiction. Just saying...it could be that way.
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving! Tete

Myric said...

Hello Donna! I am glad to know you enjoyed my project and thinking of making one for yourself! I would LOVE to see how it goes! I am sure its gonna be awesome!!!


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Sass - aka - Kathy said...

That’s so great! I’d love it for you to add this to my linky party at {http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-salvation-show-1.html}.

Gail said...

Looks gorgeous and of course I especially like the sheet music flowers..have a nice week !
Gail x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally beautiful!!! I LOVE your glitter creations!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and John~

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You, spray paint, and glitter make beautiful music!!! :)

Susan said...

I just LOVE this swag Donna! You have outdone yourself. Christmas is especially the time for glitter, glitter, glitter! What a fun surprise for you to discover the ornaments you bought last year, too.
Have a great Thanksgiving,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love it ! Everything is better with glitter :))

Amy Kinser said...

Beautifully glittery!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

I just love it.So very elegant with all the glitter.TFS.
Happy WW.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful! Love those glittered music notes!