Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gift Giving Gets THRIFTY!

Okay, I adore thrift stores.  Seriously--where else can you go and get a cheap vase to turn into a great holiday gift?!  Who's with me!?  Okay, thanks for shout "YEAH!" out there for onto the reason for this post.

I'm hosting a Handmade Holiday Hullabaloo at my house on Saturday.  Each person is to bring a handmade gift and a snack to share.  I was wracking my brain about what to make because, yes I have a TON of cards, but....I wanted to do something NEW.  Then I saw the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday...and remembered a hoard of gold tissue paper I had.  A the idea was born...

Here's the set I made~

The vase and details~

The tag and details~

For these fabulous challenges~

I used gold tissue paper from Hallmark, Mod Podge Matte Finish, glitter by Martha Stewart (fine, white gold) and Stampin' Up! (chunky, gold), a stamp set by Close to My Heart, black Versamark ink, cardstock by Stampin' Up!, and all other supplies from my stash.

I apologize for some of the photos--all the glitter and shiny tissue paper made it really hard to photography!  And now, a "How To" on the vase...because it is SO easy!

1. Clean your vase (got mine at a thrift store...hence the beginning silliness).
2. Pour about 1/2 cup (more or less depending on size of vessel) of the Mod Podge into a new container.  Add about 1/2 a container of ultra fine glitter and mix well.
3. Use the glitter Mod Podge to add gold tissue paper to the vase.  I crinkled my paper before I adhered it to give added texture.
4. Stamp images onto other gold tissue paper and cut out around them.  Mod Podge these to the vase with the glitter mixture.
5. Add chunky glitter to the rest of the Mod Podge and make it really chunky.
6. Sponge the chunky glitter mixture liberally onto the vase, avoiding the image portions.
7. Let the vase dry thoroughly.

I still had some of the chunky glitter mix left over so I am keeping it to use sometime...soon hopefully!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you've been inspired to try something NEW today!  Don't forget to also play along with these fabulous challenges!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!


Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm so glad you added the details of this creation. It's gorgeous! I'm always at one of the second hand stores around here looking for something to alter or just a neat bit of glass or tea things. I am so going to try this. I wish I had seen it sooner. I have to do a handmade Christmas swap with the girls at work and these would have been wonderful.

Katy said...

Wow! I love this! That vase is so pretty and so is the tag! Very sophisticated! Also I love your new look-and the wreath :)

Evil Edna said...

that is so awesome I love it. thank you for sharing at TIOT.EE

Fabiola said...

oh wouah! Mynnette c'est une merveille, j'adore, biz

Anonymous said...

This is stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the gold and glitter, it has such a festive feel to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Miriam said...

Thanks for joining us at Miriam's Crafting Blog monthly challenge. Just so you know, I am having a DT call right now in case you might be interested. Love your project. I thought it was a candle until I read how it was made ;)

Lucyna said...

It's soooo pretty! I'm really impressed!