I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for decorative bowls (And throw pillows! I loves me some throw pillows. Oh, and blankets. And probably ten thousand other things, let's be honest. Anyway, back to bowls...). There's always a use for them, whether they're actually holding anything or just looking pretty. These DIY glitter bowls definitely fall into the latter, straight-eye-candy category, which is fine by me!
Last holiday season, I had so much fun experimenting with sprayable glitter (see: here, and here, here, & here), that this year, it nearly didn't feel like Christmas unless I busted out the glitz again. But then, when a friend asked if I had any ideas to make some super easy, small woodland-style Christmas trees for a centerpiece, I knew exactly what to do.
So, here's how to make a whole forrest of tabletop winter trees in less than five...
Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project?
At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.
Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message in type.
Truth be told, I've never actually owned, made, or utilized a dining table "centerpiece." See, I'm lucky enough to have any dining area at all in my urban apartment, in which I barely manage to fit a small table big enough for four. Once the table is set, filled with glasses, place mats, and the like, there's no room for extra decor. I would need an actual dining room, with an actual dining table.
But, this holiday season, I decided to make one anyway. Small space concerns be darned, my table deserves to be as decked as my halls. (I don't have a hallway either...) And since I've decided to embrace the glitter, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get sparkly.
This project took less than ten minutes of work, and cost me well under $10.00 in materials. That's a lot of glittery cheer for the effort, in my book. So, there's no reason not to make one yourself!
It's been a regular ol' glitter fest up in here recently, so I thought it only appropriate to extend our new obsession into Foodie Fridays!
Since Chris' reindeer has me thinking in glitter recently, my eyes were drawn to these simple-and-sparkly trees that could probably double as a photo-op backdrop for that reindeer when it isn't relaxing at the Aluminum Arbre. This easy glitter tree project involves 4 supply items and won't leave glittery messes behind.
I'll be honest. I'm not really into glitter. Maybe it's because I'm a guy, or perhaps because my taste lean towards the clean and contemporary. Mostly, it's cause, as my memories of summer camp and Sunday school taught me, it's messy to deal with. Open that bottle, and it's on you for life. It is, as Demetri Martin remarks, "the herpes of craft supplies."
But this holiday season...I don't know...I'm kinda feeling it. Perhaps it's sparkles will match my beloved aluminum Christmas tree, or maybe cause the holidays always allow for going a little over the top, but they're feeling festive this year.
Oh snap. Did somebody say "glitter stripes"?! You won't believe how easy this is! Pretty soon you're going to be glitter-striping everything you own... that's a promise.
Against all my expectations, my daughter Ayla is a princess-loving, pink-obssessed, necklace-wearing girly girl. She's two, and yet she often demands wardrobe changes several times per day. Honestly, I don't know how this happened; I always kind of thought I end up with a tomboy, but no, her favorite games are 'jewly' (jewelry) and and dressing up her 'babies.'
It's cool, though. I can adapt. And here's proof: this fall I was driving by an...
It's no secret, we love magnets here at Curbly: mini polaroid magnets, branch magnets, terrarium magnets, and vintage jewelry magnets - oh my! But, hands down, these glitter magnets are the easiest and sparkliest of them all!
This morning we had a little crafty holiday party in my studio. Everyone brought projects they've been working on. We ate, drank, laughed, glued and glittered our way into the afternoon. I couldn't resist photographing this little be-hatted snowman made from an empty POM Wonderful bottle. This will be filled with M&M's and given away as a cleverly repurposed, handmade gift. When Janet arrived, she had already spray painted the bottle white. Next, she
Amy at Prairie Paper and Ink has created the prettiest ornaments using glitter and stamp pad re-inkers. A very cool thing about these baubles is that the glitter is inside the ball, which means you get all the sparkle without all the pesky glitter dandruff! Amy assures us they're very easy to make too, and you just need a few things to get started.
The new Swarovski store in Ginza, Tokyo is impressive from the outside, but the inside is to die for. Its designer Tokunjin Yoshioka describes his inspiration that came from a vision in a dream: ‘[T]he sky is studded with countless transparent particles of light as if this fantastic sight were floating in the air.’ Ultimately, his concept is now appropriately called the ‘Crystal Forrest.’ To see more pictures and to read an interview with the...