Saturday, October 26, 2013

Glitter and Graupel

Hello there! Is it my imagination, or has autumn come and gone already? I fear it's almost time to start thinking about gloves, and (gulp) snow shovels.

glitter, tea lights, candle holders, DIY candles
I've been watching the leaves swirl around our yard, as if caught in mini-tornadoes. The past couple of days the high temperature has been 45 F, with wind, and rain, and one day, graupel. You may ask - What is graupel?  I'm not 100% sure, but it's a fancy meteorological word for wintry white stuff.  So, the other day, I stood looking longingly at my back yard, where I still have my saw horses set up, dreaming I was outside working in the sunshine with a warm breeze blowing.

Instead, I turned on the heat, and went rummaging through my craft supplies and spray paints in the basement. I grabbed glitter. (Lately, it seems whenever I'm looking for something to do, and it's too cold to go outside, I reach for the glitter.) I particularly love gold glitter.

Then I went dumpster diving at my parents house. They have a new addition going up at their house, and in preparation, they're doing a major clean out. That's right, I have no pride, but I've scored some great stuff because of their new bedroom! However, I need to remind myself that "one man's trash may be another man's treasure" -  but sometimes, it's just trash.

So I told myself that, and then I grabbed a couple of old pimento jars. What? They're not trash! They have cute little handle things.

And when I gave them a coat of glitter and a little twine... Well, now they're my treasures!



They came out cute. And luckily, they go perfectly with graupel. :)

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28 comments:

Susan Owenby said...

Awesome! I love glitter too - and bedazzles. Can't ever be TOO much bling! Nice find and nice work!

Michelle L. said...

Those handles make them definitely keepers! Love your glittery upcycle, they look adorable.

Julia Klimek said...

Susan - I knew you would like glitter!

Michelle - yes! I love those little handles!

Julia

Jamie Gall said...

Glitter can make anything pretty.. I swear by that =) Gorgeous.

Marlys @thisandthat said...

Love these.. coming by from Fluster Busters Creative Muster

Courtney said...

I saw this on Someday crafts and loved them!! Very cool, I'm always saving glass jars! This is a great idea.

Heather Siefers said...

do you put your glitter on the inside or outside? I have been hoarding jars for this project and want to get it right the first time!

Julia Klimek said...

Hi Heather, I "paint" the inside with glue (elmers, or any that dries clear) and then I pour in a TBSP or so of glitter and just roll it around until it's all covered and let it dry. Good luck!

Julia Klimek said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies! I'm so happy to have you! Julia

srpprcrftr said...

Love shape of those jars, so cute and round and as you said, the cute little handles on sides. Gives me another use for glass jars with cute shapes. I'll have to go out to bin where hubs put the glass jars before he takes them to the recycler. Glad you shared this project, great ideas.
Happy weekend

Chelsea J said...

I have so many extra jars! Especially baby food jars. What a great idea!!!

Christine Graves said...

They look great, especially with the holidays coming up!

Julia Klimek said...

Baby jars would be perfect for this! I've seen tons of cute ideas for baby jars on Pinterest!

Donna Wilkes said...

I never throw away jars - too many opportunities for a great project like yours. They are lovely dressed in glitter.

Sarah Vanderkooy said...

Yes definitely a treasure, good find. They looks great with glitter and twine. Thanks for the new word, I think I saw some of that this past week. Winter is coming :)

honestysprotegee.com said...

Great idea for all the random jars I have at home.

honestysprotegee.com said...

What a cool idea!

Ila Pilon said...

These are adorable! Plus, who doesn't love glitter!!!!

Julia Klimek said...

Thanks guys! I do love glitter! I seem to be on a roll with glitter lately... it's like twinkle lights - just makes me happy!
Julia

Lisa Bertolini said...

What a fun holiday crafting idea. So pretty!

Ivy said...

There are so cute! Can't wait to make some.... I knew those jars I was saving would have a good use soon.

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

These vases look awesome! I've been playing around with glitter in ornaments though I'm not happy with the paint I'm using.

Thanks for sharing your craft at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

These vases look awesome! I've been playing around with glitter in ornaments though I'm not happy with the paint I'm using.

Thanks for sharing your craft at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

Allison @ Dream a Little Bigger said...

The glitter and twine combo is a keeper. I love how well it works together!

Julia Klimek said...

Thank you all for stopping by!!! Big hugs and thanks! Julia

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Beautiful! You've been featured from Give Me The Goods and on my FB page today ;)
Hugs,
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-75.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Julia Klimek said...

Thank you so much Kathryn - I have linked up!

Jamie - I will check it out! Thank you so much :)

xxx