I don't know what got into me (probably too many pumpkin spice lattes), but I thought that a glitter art project would be a great idea and Cece was only too happy to go along with it.
So while Rosie napped, Cece and I moved our art supplies to the backyard and began Project Glitter Leaf Garland.
Now I will be covered in glitter for the rest of my mortal life. As will our backyard and patio tables and chairs.
What's funny about some of these seasonal art projects is that you can pretty much buy the finished version at any craft store. Chances are it'll look way more polished and you'll save yourself the labor and the mess.
But, Cece was so in love and focused on this project. She declared today the BEST DAY EVER. Although I learned that being a DIY blogger is seriously not in my stars, it was still worth it. I'm all about giving Cece more BEST DAY EVERS. So, we'll probably share more of our arting.
Makers gonna make.
Glitter Leaf Garland
Want to give a try? This project is super easy (in theory). Just know that no matter how careful you are, this will probably result in the most gigantic glitter mess you've ever seen.
- artificial leaves (can be purchased from a crafts store or the dollar store)
- Elmers glue
- Use a paintbrush to apply glue to each leaf then sprinkle glitter over the top. Let glue set.
- Shake it off like Taylor Swift. (The excess glitter on the leaf, that is.)
- Punch/cut a hole at the top of each leaf and attach a ribbon.
- You can then tie to a larger piece of ribbon to create garland. Or you can just dance around with it.
Original project found here. We're going to hang ours in the kitchen window. Won't Joe be pleased??? He's so lucky he has his girls around to beautify and bedazzle EVERYTHING ; )