Thursday, December 6, 2012

How to make recycled cup glitter votive holders

Christmas=Glitter 
In my book anyway and speaking of books, ReCraft: How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family and Friends is packed full of awesome recycled crafts like these recycled cup glitter votive holders.
 
They are pretty even without little battery powered votives in them but lit up they are sparkle-tastic!





I followed the easy directions in ReCraft to make the glitter coated cup candle holders.

I would add a note: 2 of the cups I spread the glue on a little too thick and as the glue was drying the weight of the glitter caused the glue to drip and sag down causing openings in the coat of glitter. So spread a very thin even layer of glue on the inside of the cup!
More about the craftastic book from the publisher Frances Lincoln:


ReCraft: 
How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family and Friends
by
Buttonbag Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks

"In today's thrifty times it is seems right to re-use fabrics and buttons and customize old clothes rather than buying brand new ones. The Buttonbag book is packed with instruction and ideas on how to re-use, re-cycle and re-create fantastic things, thereby transforming old into new.
There are about 40 step-by-step projects for a range of items including items for the home, clothes and accessories for all ages plus patterns, templates and basic techniques. Illustrated with photographs and hand-painted illustrations, the emphasis is on simple, easy-to-make items with a twist.
"



2 comments:

CREATIVE MIND said...

How Fun!! very nice

Cherie Burbach said...

Love this idea! How clever.

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