Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glitter your galls

Say whaaaaaat?

First let me say that I love making something from things I can find in nature because...well it's nature and I like nature, but also because it's free!

Wandering under my oak tree I found enough acorns to fill a Smucker's jelly jar as well as an overflowing handfull of these galls. (What the heck is a gall? Wikipedia knows all! Click here.)

I'm having a slight obsession with sparkly orbs lately (and that has nothing to do with UFO's, try this instead) so when I collected all these from the yard I figured I'd sparkle them up and like them too!

Tools: white school glue, crappy paint brush, glitter.

Brushed on the glue (I actually think tacky glue would work better)

Doused in glitter.
Wow. That was easy.
Ummm now what?

I'm storing most of them in a jar for now, but they look cute in a small bowl with a little moss - like a disco bird nest. :)

I also made some black ones for Halloween...

And I love the way they look in this jar - like licorice gummies that never go bad.

Hmmm does this count for trash to treasure?

We'll sneak it in there and Kimm will never notice! ;)
Check out all the trash to treasure projects over at Reinvented!


Maggi said...

I am in love with this idea! It involves glitter...done and done! Plus I love disco so I gotta make me a disco bird's nest! lol

shari said...

you made me laugh out loud!! disco bird's nest indeed! (i surivived the 70's) what a fun idea for halloween! thanks for sharing, molly!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks like a fun project. I love collecting things outside. I always have too many pine cones!

Lynn said...

Any project that includes glitter is fab in my book. I especially like the black ones!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how pretty! Thanks so much for the idea, I'll be linking.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Molly,
I LOVE what you've done here. Both silver and black. What a cool idea.
I just ordered your beautiful 'chandelier' earrings. They're SO pretty! : )

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Ha ha! Of course I noticed, and I think those are fabulous trash to treasure!! I've seen many birds that like to disco too. :)