More fake (faux) mercury glass for me. I do not know why I love this look, but I do.
This is going to be quick because you should know all this from blogland.
This shows the completed set of three vases standing stylishly in the middle of the Thanksgiving decor in the dining room which I promised not to mess up, but that promise has flown out the window.
Yes. I am crafting in the dining room.
I just cannot help it. That empty room just sitting there doing nothing but looking pretty. I was careful to not mess it up and promise tonight everything will be packed up and taken off to the antique mall.
Okay, you know the drill. Use your coupon to go purchase Krylon Looking Glass spray. I chose three glass vases from my cabinet. (No, I did not purchase these - I have had them for years.)
I set my vases at an angle in a cardboard box to be able to lightly spray the inside.
These vases were for displaying ornaments so I needed transparent, not opaque.
Each received two light sprays of Looking Glass, one light spray of Tattered Angels Black Magic Mist, and one light spray of Krylon gold glitter paint.
Of course, I cannot leave them plain.
Here is a peek inside to see how the layers look.
I tore out some book pages from a book in the free book pile at the thrift store.
Ran those pages through the crimping tool.
Rolled them around my finger to curl.
Stuffed the strips into the vases to protect the glass ornaments.
Around each vase, I ran a strip of double sided tape to attach some silver garland.
On blue ribbon, I strung the word "MERRY" stamped on key tags.
Tied this around the vase.
Tied blue ribbon around the balls.
Finito! Love the look of the paper curls and the silver balls and the blue ribbon through the fake (I mean, faux!) mercury glass.
Love the key tags!
I have another set to show you.
Crafting never ends.
Well, actually crafting is coming to an abrupt end tomorrow because I just realize this morning that Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT WEEK!?! How in the world did that happen!?! My brother is in charge of Thanksgiving, so I don't have to worry about anything but a dessert, BUT next Friday is when I start decorating for Christmas. I have not yet completed my October Overhaul! There has to be some kind of correlation - I started blogging in April and haven't had the time to clean around the house since Spring.