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DIY Christmas Glitters

28 Sep 2012

I love finding uses for stuff that usually end up
in the garbage dump!
When a TV show called up
asking for a tutorial for 
Christmas Decor
from recycled materials,
I thought of the ubiquitous water bottle.
 Plastic water bottles comes in 
different shapes and sizes.
This one has rings all around
and I decided to cut along the ridges.
First you have to use a cutter to make a slit
and then you can cut around with a pair of scissors.

 When I was done cutting up 
making sure that it was a continuous "garland",
I cut out some stars from another water bottle
that did not have those ridges and other designs on it.

 To make uniform stars, I made a pattern then
cut up the stars with the pattern underneath
the plastic. Easy! 

Then with a needle and thread, 
I attached the stars to the garland.

Then comes the messy part.
I forgot to take a picture because 
my desk was full of glitter!

 You need white glue, a brush
and glitter of your choice.
I chose gold,
but you may prefer silver, red, 
blue, etc.

First you brush glue on the plastic,
then pour glitter over it.
It's a lot messy but the results are 
well worth your time
and the cost is minimal!

 There are a lot of designs you can make-
this one is a square
which you can even put a picture in,
if you like! 

 This one is like an earring-
I cut out 3 squares of different sizes
and sewed them together,
putting a knot between the squares
to make sure it 
doesn't scrunch up together.

This one is from a ring of a large bottle,
rolled up twice and sewn on top.

 Here it is on the tree.

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