December 2, 2009

Tarnished Glitter Snowflakes

You may have noticed the snowy hallway from previous posts.
I purchased silver pre-made snowflake ornaments from the Dollar Tree, in various sizes (the big ones were $1 each, and then 6/$1, and 10/$10 in packages)
Here they are prepackaged:

A before closeup:
I have long admired that beautiful aged patina German Glitter Glass brings.
I wanted to give the same look and age instantly.


I used the same Benjamin Moore Mohawk Finishing Glaze in Raw Umber as I did in the last post.


Same technique, splattered and patted on for an instant tarnished effect.





I hot glued them to fishing line, three to a strand. I looped the fishing line around clear thumb tacks and hung them.
An easy project, but one that adds great whimsy.



Welcome! This is a view from our front door.

And a peek of tomorrow's post!!



18 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your hallway looks magical!! You'd never know the snowflakes came from the dollar store!

HouseMama said...

I love it!

Annette said...

That looks terrific! I can't wait to see what you do next! Congrats on your DMN feature. I am looking forward to seeing it.

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

lovvvve it! Its a winter wonderland!

philben5 said...

Everything looks so amazing. I would love to see your guests face when they walk in the front door. Blessings and merry Christmas
Roxanne

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love your projects. I'm following now !

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

That looks great! What a wonderful idea to spruce up Dollar Store finds! Your entryway looks great. Have a good day and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You really do some clever things. I'm inspired...it is too late for this year (I'm decorated) but I may look for some after Christmas things to work on for next year.

Sue

Mama Thompson said...

Gorgeous!

{ L } said...

What a gorgeous entry! And so unique too! You're so talented.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Lovely! You are so talented! =)

Natalie@BusyBudgetingMama said...

I loveee what you did with the frame! i'm sure jesus would understand! haha. but yeah really great post.. definitely going to be a follower and feature your blog in my next favorite blogs post!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

So pretty and magical looking!

Kristi_runwatch said...

Love your snowflakes!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Denise said...

One of my favorite clever ideas this year. I love it!

cherokeefox said...

I love this idea. Bringing the snowflakes inside in Arkansas would be a great idea since we hardly ever get any real ones.

patty said...

beautiful!!
merry christmas!

beautyinallthings said...

I love it! I have a weakness for Snowflakes though.