Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Handmade Light Switch Cover

Happy handmade Holidays to you and your family!

Do you need a last minute gift? Try this super easy paper or fabric light switch cover craft!

Every time someone turns the light on they will think of you! Awe...

What you need:

Decorative wrapping paper, candy wrappers, magazine clippings or fabric. Whatever you think is cool!

Scissors or x-acto knife.

Sand paper to sand the light switch cover before you cover it!

Mod-Podge, boy do I love this stuff...

Sponge brush to apply Mod-Podge.
Glitter, of course!

Now what do I do?

Cut a piece of decorative paper or fabric to fit the light switch cover.

Make a small snip at each corner. This will make it easier to fold the paper or fabric over the cover.

Sand the plate, coat it with Mod-Podge, then line up your paper or fabric and press it on by overlapping the corners at the snip. Fold excess paper or fabric and Mod-Podge it!

While your switch cover is drying you can sprinkle a little glitter on it!

Get your craft on,

Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry Recycled Christmas! Create your own magazine tree!

If your parents didn't teach you this neat trick, it's not too late to learn how to do it! Now, you can get your friends, kids or grand kids into the holiday spirit with this easy and fabulous craft.

Transform old magazines into glittered table-top trees with this easy -- and kid-friendly -- step-by-step process. Post your pictures of your magazine trees and you'll receive a gift from The Glitter Girlz!

You Will Need:

  • Magazine
  • Glue or spray adhesive
  • Glitter
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Patience ; )
  • An hour or 2 depending your folding speed!
What to Do:

1. Remove both covers from magazine. Take the upper right hand corner of the first page and bring it down so that the top edge of the page rest against the glued binding of the magazine.

2. Now crease this first fold, carefully. Again, take this page and fold it over until the crease rests against the glued binding of the magazine. Crease second fold.

3. Finally fold the triangle (that overlaps the bottom of the magazine) upward so it will be even with the bottom of the book, crease it. The first page is finished.

4. Continue folding & creasing the remaining pages.

5. When the magazine is completely folded glue the front and back pages together. Spray tree with spray adhesive and sprinkle glitter while still wet. If you're not into the "all natural" look you can spray paint the trees too!

Tip: To create a bigger tree, try gluing two magazines back-to-back.

Just a reminder: Post your pictures of your magazine trees and you'll receive a gift from The Glitter Girlz! More fun and festive crafts to come!


A History Lesson: Ellie & Jodie, "The Glitter Girlz"

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Hey! We're The Glitter Girlz! We throw birthday parties that will rock your sock off, host creative workshops for young glitzy girlz along with a bunch of other fun schtuff! We leave everyday a little bit sparklier than we found it. Thanks for stopping by! Peace, Love & Glitter.