Saturday, February 19, 2011

Make Your Own Glitter and Add it to a Shape

Roll the wrapper.
 Any shiny candy wrapper will do. After you have wiped off any extra chocolate or residue, simply roll the wrapper. Cut into the folds to make a sort of pom-pom. Then, cut across the pom-pom tails and catch the cut pieces in a lid. Scoop all the pieces into an empty, clear container until you're ready to use them. When you're ready to use the glitter, simply put down some glue and shake out some of the glitter onto it. Allow it to dry. Here I have put some of the glitter onto a heart shape that I cut out of the side of an old envelope.
Cut the wrapper into a small pom-pom shape.

Cut across the long pieces and catch the glitter in a lid.
Shake the glitter into a clean, empty, clear container.

Use the glitter to decorate a shape you've cut out. 

Here is the green heart shape decorated with homemade glitter. 

More Fun with Old Envelopes

Cut heart shapes from edges of envelope.
Make four heart shapes of similar sizes.

Why not use some of the green envelopes you get for St. Patty's Day in much the same way you used the red ones last month? Simply cut out heart shapes from the edges of an envelope. After you have several hearts hold them together and trim them so that four are relatively the same size. Place the points of the hearts together to form a four leaf clover. Use a scrap piece to form a stem. Glue in place.
A lovely St. Patty's Shamrock from an old envelope.