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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Going to be a Glittery Christmas!

Ok, you all probably know how much I love glitter and paint. 
"Is there anything this girl doesn't glitter and paint?", you may ask.
Well, there are a few things, but today this post is all about the sparkle and creamy dreamy white!
 The other day while out thrifting, I almost overlooked a set of three vintage candle rings.  You know, the plastic kind. The kind your mom's or grandma's probably had (maybe you yourself have some tucked away!).  Anyway, there were two identical rings, and one slightly larger ring.  As soon as I swooped them up, I knew just what I would do to transform them!  I wish that I'd have taken their before shots, but I was too excited to start their makeover!  So, I gave them my special frosted, glittery treatment, which involved using lots and lots of glitter!
 They still needed a bit more something, so, what to do?  I looked thru my stash of goodies, and remembered a bunch of silver jingle bells that I had on hand.  Actually, the bells were another one of my paint and glitter projects!
 The bells originally were gold, so I spray painted them silver then added lots of coarse clear glitter.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a use what you've got kind of girl!
 I think the rings look so pretty with the tea lights lit.  As much as I'd love to keep them for myself, I've placed them in my Etsy shop, if you are interested!
 I got a little snap happy during their photo shoot!
 So remember, if you see something that's looking a little tired and worn, it doesn't have to stay that way forever!
 With a little imagination (and glitter!), you can turn the drab, into fab!
 I'm linking up with Debra over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Be sure to visit!


Japolina said...

I love glitter! Those are so pretty!

The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful. Should we call you "glitter girl"? Giggle.


NanaDiana said...

Donna- Those are absolutely AWESOME. Can't believe YOU used glitter and white paint (wink, wink). You would never believe they were those old plastic ones from years ago- xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They're beautiful, Donna. Amazing what glitter and imagination will do.

Unknown said...

So pretty Donna.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I wouldn't expect it any other way. Happy glittering!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Love your gorgeous candle rings. They turned out so pretty. Yes, paint and glitter, a must!!
Hope you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving. Sounds like you had mild weather too. It is still warm here and been like spring. My poor flowers are confused. Roses keep blooming.

Thank you for sharing your candlering redesign. Love it.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Redecórate con Lola Godoy said...

Wonderful your blog and your work, very beautiful. Congratulations. Kisses from Spain.



So great ! Just in the colours I love ! I love to paint the things in my colours too for example for my pink Christmas Santa's, baubles etc....
My sweet puppy wants to tell yours that she is also the sweetest Puppy in the world because her name is Puppy (she's a poodle 6 months old.
xoxo from PARIS

Little Miss Maggie said...

These turned out beautiful, Donna. Do you know how many of these I have passed up? I think you may be starting a new trend here. They came out great and I love the silver bells.