Since the gift boxes are just a temporary set up, I wanted to be sure to it was an easy clean up. I used frog tape painters tape to be sure that when I remove the ribbon, I won’t take paint with me. Then with hot glue, I tact on the glitter snowflake to the layered ribbon.
It started with a few panels I painted on the wall, with clean modern lines. The intention was to hang 3 black a white photos per panel, but since I can’t decided on what photos to hang, or the frame itself, the panels are left un touched. While I had all my christmas decor laying around in a big mess on my dining room table, I decided to turn the panels into gifts. Tiffany gift boxes to be exact! Though I don’t personal own anything by the glorious jewelry company, I enjoy the creations with much love.
Pretty, simple, and totally re-doable next Christmas!
Get it? Snowball Glitz, ballroom blitz? Ok so that may not have been as funny as I was hoping, but at least you have some 70s rock to listen to while you read, though Christmas music may be more appealing while reading about my glitz snowballs.
Flat matt wall paint
decorative cheap balls
plates, paper towels, newspaper
fine grain iridescent glitter
First I attempted to hand paint each decorative ball, but realized I don’t have enough patience, but the paint brush came in handy later. I decided to dip each ball into the paint (wearing gloves), and then using the paint brush I worked through the paint while it dripped off back into the paint can.
After almost all the paint dripped off, I sprinkled the salt and glitter mixture abundantly, then placed on a paper plate. Keep the paper towels handy because the salt works some chemical magic and the water will separates itself from the paint compounds. Kind of messy so bloat the water so it doesn’t soak through the plates, or mess up the snowballs.
After they dried overnight, I assembled them in a goodwill serving bowl, with fun silver ornaments, old painted pinecones from a few years ago, and placed in the living room mantel. Also known as living room storage.