sparkling wine…bottle

Wine?  Gimme.    If you’re a wine fan like myself you end up with a bottle or 4 that just ends up going out in the trash or with the recyclables.   Why not make it shine?    Break out the glitter and the modge podge and finish up your last glass of pinot noir.  We’re gonna need that bottle.

SUPPLIES

materials

Wine bottle(s) label removed

Glitter

Modge Podge

Red Solo Cup (to keep things classy)

Paint Brush or Foam Brush

Large Cardboard Box

CREATION

Mix the glitter with the modge podge, I used about 3tbsp of glitter and about 1/4 cup of modge podge, add more glitter to make it shinier!

mix

The mixture will not look very pretty, don’t be afraid, it’s gonna dry up and shine up nice.

comibine

You’re basically painting the modge podge/glitter mix on the wine bottle.  I suggest doing all of your work inside a cardboard box to reduce messiness…unless you genuinely enjoy scraping glitter off your surfaces for weeks.

bottle box

Once your workspace is set, just start painting.   Try to keep even strokes, and try to avoid dripping/clumping

start painting

Once you’ve completed your first layer of painting it should look something like this

first coatLet it dry for an hour (or until it’s no longer sticky) and paint your next layer.   I recommend 3 layers, but once a layer has dried you’ll know if you want more.

multiple coats

See my little clumps and runs?  Yea, don’t do that.  It’s a fun simple and fairly inexpensive way to add a little touch of sparkle to a little corner.   Depending on the glitter you use you can be as crazy or as subdued as you’d like.

sparkly wine bottle

Happy Sparkling!

glitter and waffles

If you’ve ever even glanced at Pinterest you’ve probably seen the post that goes something like this:

“OMG, MIX GLUE AND GLITTER AND YOU CAN PAINT A GLITTER WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Oh, and the pin is of a glitter wall in a nursery.   Haven’t seen it?  Imagine a disco ball is a womb and there’s the visual.

I’ve tried the mixing glue and glitter experiment before and it sucked.   I wondered if I might have better results with glitter and modge podge:

Bingo!   My red solo cup isn’t for beer, it’s for crafting.   Working on a few things that hopefully won’t end in epic fails later this week.

Who else is excited for Thanksgiving!?   I missed out on the turkey last year when I was in the midst of my vegan experiment (which I need to jump back on soon) but this year I’m gearing up for turkey.   I have no shame, I’ll eat a drumstick.  If you’re the master chef for your Thanksgiving you’re probably not too thrilled to do tons of cooking this week.   Can I suggest easy?   Can I suggest waffles?

MMMMM, amazing belgian waffles.   I made those!  Recipe is here (egg separation is key.)  I suck at making waffles.   The secret?  A spinning waffle maker:

If you have one of those awful square waffle makers, throw it out and go get a spinning waffle maker today.   1)  You’ll be able to have BELGIAN waffles on demand.  2) You’ll stop having messes from your square waffle maker.    Don’t lie, you’ve had some hot messes from that square machine.   I would new ways to F up waffle making with mine, batter would go everywhere, or they would burn, it would take hours to scrape out.   This always happened (via runeatrepeat.com.)

Amazing waffles, easy dinner.   Go now and get it, or try to score one on sale on Black Friday.  Regardless Belgian Waffles should be in your life at some point this week.

minty fresh

I discovered an Etsy shop at a craft fair.  Slightly backwards, right?    I was wandering through a sea of crocheted and sparkled items over the weekend when I spotted a table full of lotions, soaps and homemade body sprays and hot hooked.   For $6 I walked away with this amazing peppermint lotion:

I’ve been obsessed with it all week, the scent is just right (not overpowering at all) the texture of the lotion is perfection, I’ve been pushing it on my co-workers in my cube all week.   I’m so glad I found this shop, I’m definitely picking more up for the holidays.   Euphoria Soap is the name of the shop and there’s tons of goodies in there.   Hello , Fat Girls Delight Soap?  I would totally want to eat this in the shower!

Got a favorite etsy shop?  Would love to hear about it!   How did you discover them?

sparkly mic

I’ve sparkled headphones, eggs, frames, bags so the next logical thing was a microphone, right?

Yes, I know I’m a dj, not a diva, but I’ve always thought that crystalized mics singers use on stage are awesome, and I’m not about to drop $700 on something that simply amuses me, so I made my own!

Here’s what you’ll need.   A microphone (I used a wired mic, not wireless) &  self adhesive sparkles.

Stick all over, and voila!  Sparkly mic:

This isn’t a mic I could use every day in the studio, but once in awhile if I’m doing my show somewhere.

Too much?

So if you’ve got a need for a sparkly mic (you’re in a band or you’ve got a little one who likes to pretend they’re Carrie Underwood) this is a really easy DIY.  Happy sparkling!

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