Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Kari's having another party. What a party girl she is. You might remember that I attended her virtual tea party last year. She encouraged other bloggers to host a craft tutorial on their blogs today. This is my humble offering to show you how I alter home decor items. It involves more than a few things that I love. Home decor, holiday decor and glitter. I drove one hour away to the only Hobby Lobby in Arizona this week. I'm told that they have slated 33 more to open in the Phoenix area. Can't wait. I was browsing in the fall decor aisle when I did a double take. Is that a Bethany Lowe Harvest sign? I adore Bethany Lowe items. Once I had a closer look, I realized it wasn't. The glitter was oh so mediocre. However, I new that I could glitter it up. I brought it home, cut off the atrocious gold ribbon and found my tools of the trade. Spray adhesive, Barbara Trombley's ultra fine pumpkin opaque glitter, a children's medicine spoon and of course a paper plate. Always perform this technique outside. I used a newspaper covered table weighted down with rocks. Spray the sign off to the side. Hold it over the paper plate and sprinkle generously with a spoonful of sugar. It helps the medicine go down. Then gently shake the excess over the paper plate. Next I always bend the paper plate and pour the excess glitter back into the glitter jar. Work on a small section at a time. If you don't, you'll run out of glitter. I still had over 1/2 of a jar of glitter left over. I intend on embellishing my fall front door berry wreath with this new harvest sign.

12 comments:

karin (creativechaos) said...

I love it! One can never have enough glitter in their life!

Lina said...

OOOH Love the sign.

Miss*Laurence said...

Love the font of the sign - we don't do harvest decorations here, must start a trend asap!

BonnieRose said...

absolutely beautiful.. so happy to meet u! hugs

Sue said...

Hi Miss Cindy...No wonder you don't do many classes anymore. PS I have a Hobby Lobby on my corner.

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- you got that sign at Hobby Lobby!? What a great "fix up"! I've got to try that!

teresa mcfayden said...

Oh that's so cute. Much better looking now that you've added the big girl glitter I am sure! I need to get one of those signs!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, my Mom and I were over there yesterday afternoon and I saw those! Never thought about re-vamping. Clever girl! Love it.

Tucsontwin said...

Oh my gosh!!! Tooo stinkin' cute!!! I absolutely love what you did to it! Never can have too much glitter I always say!

AnastasiaC said...

How clever!
looks great!
I need to go check out all of the partylinks!

Michelle M White said...

Great tip!

Amy P said...

Still cruising the parties! love your idea! TFS!