It started innocently enough, browsing some blogs, looking at the lovely glittery ornaments that they claimed were easy to make. Just brush on Modge Podge, and sprinkle with glitter.
Voila, done, a perfect sparkly Christmas ready for your photo shoot.
And then one day in the dollar store, I came across these sparkly gems, and the auburn colored sequins.
They had me at sparkly. So nicely packaged, and in my color scheme, I was seduced.
Hook, line, and paintbrush.
I purchased some cheap ball shaped ornaments, and started to brush on the glue. Only problem was, it stuck...to everything. My beautiful antique desk, the paper, the paintbrush, [well it was kind of a long phone conversation, I forgot about it], it seemed that it stuck to everything but the glitter.
There was glitter on my face, on the cat, on the kitchen floor two rooms away. Glitter on my socks, on the table, and on the camera lens.
And just when I would get one half of the ball covered in sticky glue, and sprinkled glitter,
Onto the carpet. Where it spread it’s glittery gluey joy everywhere.
Did I give up? No. I persevered, I don’t know why. There were so many more projects waiting for me to get to.
But the lure of the glitter was glossy and shiny.
Each night I would do another small segment, glue, spread, and glitter. Then drop it, and clean up the mess.
Over and over, until finally...
I went out and bought some preglittered balls, and all was well.
I will leave the glitter to those without sticky fingers.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams