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ornamentation: a glittery tree


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Back in August, Pugly Pixel released a set of glitter textures, and I instantly knew that we needed to use lots and lots of glitter on our Christmas tree this year. You see, every year (for the last 5 years or so), my sister and I make simple, all-new decorations for the fresh tree in our living room. We choose a new theme or look every time, and glitter was it this year!

Nothing fancy with any of these...but here's a look at what we made.

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Yes, those are glitter dinosaurs. Our mom is quite patient with us, as this really is her tree. But they are my favorite part, I think!

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While we were making these, there was glitter EVERYWHERE, as you can imagine. Even the cat sparkled! Now it has mostly dissipated, and is only on the tree (mostly!).

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Huge thanks to my sister, who always ends up with the hardest part of the decorations! Who knew that it would take so much effort to cover plastic dinos in super fine glitter?!?

You can pretty much get an idea for how these were made, just from looking at them, but if you have any questions, I'll answer in the comments!

9 comments:

  1. hilarious! I glittered some deer for our living room and had so much fun that I'm planning on glittering some more for the non-holidays ;)

    http://www.overachieverunderachiever.com/Site/the_blog/Entries/2011/12/14_i_glittered_some_deer....html

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  2. Raaaaah! Those dinosaurs are so festive!

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  3. It's great to see your sparkling ornaments after hearing about them. I can only imagine the mess! and your cat...

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  4. You should totally have a giveaway of some of your glitter dinos after you take your tree down. I think my toddler would be ridiculously happy to acquire some of them :)

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  5. That's brilliant! I love all the sparkles. Kind of a sucker for sparkles.

    -april.

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  6. Sparkle ornaments r my absolute fav!

    Grace
    Http://herumbrella.com

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  7. Anonymous6:06 AM

    I love that you & your sister make new ornaments every year! What do you do with them after Christmas are you storing them or giving them away?
    Kristin

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  8. We evaluate each year. Some just get thrown away (as we did with cookie stars one year...many had bites taken out of them!), some get used for other things, and many sit in wait.

    We haven't decided this year yet!

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