Posted in Life on December 12, 2012
Today our blog circle is featuring sparkly, gleaming GLITTER! I’m sharing a few of my favorite glitter-laced things. Check them out. Then you’ll want to click through the circle of blogs because these ladies are SERIOUS glitter-aholics. I can’t wait to see what they’re sharing today!
This emerald clutch is the perfect bag for a big New Year’s Eve bash. All eyes will be on you as you ring in the New Year with a beautiful bag that’s the exact shade of green that Pantone just named as the hottest color of 2013!
If you’re staying home for NYE, a sparkly purple candle like this will light up your night, set a romantic mood, and get you ready for all that 2013 holds in store.
This is far and away my favorite use of glitter: toy animals dipped in glitter and displayed on boldly colorful, contrasting canvases. Imagine this unique wall art shining happy sparkle all over a nursery or child’s room. What a gorgeous idea!
But, can you *make* glitter? My daughter and I had a great time trying with a DIY glitter recipe found in Susan Sachs Lipman’s wonderful book, Fed Up with Frenzy (which is all about Slow Family Living and includes a zillion fantastic ways we can connect with our kids). It involved salt, food coloring, and wax paper. Simple, right?
We mixed various colors into the salt, trying to get our “glitter” as bright as can be. We only had kosher salt on hand so our glitter was larger than table salt, which is what the recipe called for. And, of course, the result isn’t exactly super sparkly on its own, unless you see it in the sunshine. But kosher salt has a larger surface area than table salt and it reflects natural light well. Now we have our own stock of the stuff to use in pictures and other fun crafts. My daughter is proud of her handmade glitter. And I loved getting creative with her.
Next up in the glitter blog circle of shimmer and shine is Faith at The Adventures of Faith. What gets her glimmer going? Click through to find out!