craft : dear glitter



Dear Glitter -

Now that the holiday preparations are just about complete [and I'm done with you], I have some issues to discuss before I pack you away. As with all good performance reviews, we will go over the positives first. Yes, it's true, you are sparkly and fine like diamond dust. You turn the dull into the gleaming. You are quite a delight and shimmer in the light.

Now, for the constructive feedback [and real reason we're having this chat]. You never leave. You stick around in places you do not belong. Waxed paper, containers and plastic bags just do not hold you. I do not want you in my hair, on my face, on Scott's face, on the floor, on my CAMERA LENS, etc. You get the picture?

So, please see what you can do about yourself and speak to the person who endlessly promotes you. Perhaps you can both come up with a full proof method of application?

See you next year. Shine on.

xo, Cindy Sparkle

PS The fabric trees were created using a pattern from The Small Object with a few of my own modifications:
  1. No sewing, I used fabric glue and pinked the edges for the cones.
  2. A small piece of cotton was placed between the layers to separate them.
  3. Instead of hot glue, I strung a bead on thread and sewed up from the bottom attaching a bead at the top so they would wobble around a bit.
The trees were so easy to make and I just love them - they're pictured everywhere this week. I think I'll keep them around after the holidays.They would also be so cute made from paper of any type - the comics, financial pages, foreign newspaper, scrapbook, etc.

16 comments:

leslie said...

oh my gosh. they turned out so lovely.
and about the glitter. i wish i had some useful tip to give you. but i've never used it. perhaps that's my tip?

Cicada Studio said...

Glitter and I are not friends. It ranks up there with beach sand as foe.

Pretty new banner and the trees are wonderful! I was going to try that little pattern myself...

L'Atelier said...

hahaha- yep i agree and am glad you put glitter into its rightful place.... its the exact reason why i dont use it that much.
and those trees!! been admire them alllll week- as i uploaded your blog i thought ah i love them :-)
xoxo

please sir said...

Haha - too funny - love it. And your trees are pure delights!

Krissy said...

ha! I love it :) your trees are so super cute and the photo is just perfect...

aimee said...

they're beautiful, and so well done! lucky us, we get to look at them without glitter raining all over us for the next few months ;)

Kelly C. said...

your letter to glitter made my day! and those trees are so pretty. i may have to step away from my desk to do a little craft project!
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cindy : quaint said...

glitter is best at a distance and do make those trees!

Tartelette said...

Amen! I am laughing because I did not notice I dropped a bottle of red glitter earlier and my puppy started playing with it and popped it open. It was everywhere...especially his nose!!
I love the trees!

S.HOPtalk said...

Hee hee...sooooo true! I just love the random glitter chunk that will show up on one of our cheeks-even months later. Your trees and reindeer are darling.

cindy : quaint said...

oh dear, helen. your poor puppy turned into rudolf the red nosed reindeer ;)!

Claire said...

what an excellent performance appraisal. as a human resource consultant, i approve : )

the trees, as an end result were well worth the effort!

xox

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So funny, and SO true! These little trees are adorable Cindy!
xo
Melis

dolcechic said...

Not only are you an amazing photographer, but you have craft skills to pay the bills! :)

ambika said...

I am absolutely in love with your trees and laughing at your constructive criticism for glitter. Too clever.

Leigh said...

These trees are fantastic! Thanks for the great photos and how-to.