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.

Process:
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!

7 comments:

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! : )
M.L.

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. :)