A little glitter is okay by me, I don't go overboard. Since it was for Christmas, I said to myself, "just try and make them." So, I tried. And failed. But, hey, I don't give up and made them over and over.
In the thrift store there was a package of 3 bulbs, the kind you put on your string of lights. It was missing the fourth bulb, but that was fine by me, cost: a big 25 cents.
The blue was going to look like stained glass. The red had tiny little masking tape stars, I used the little punch for those. The other red was taped off in stripes. I taped over the brass bottoms.
Craft Try #1 on DAY ONE: I used Elmer's Clear Glue and sprinkled, patted, and pressed the glitter onto the bulbs, and waited for them to dry.
Fail #1: I must have pressed the masking tape on too tightly, as it peeled off along with all of the glitter designs I had created. It was a sorry looking mess. Plus, the glue would not thoroughly dry.
Craft Try #2 on DAY TWO: Having cleaned off the glue and glitter, washed and dried the bulbs on DAY ONE I decided to paint the bulbs to see if they needed a rougher surface for the glue to adhere and dry. Then I had a break for tea and Y&R, giving up on having the designs.
Fail #2: The paint wouldn't dry on the bulbs. So I didn't get to put the glue and glitter on them. I again cleaned, washed, and dried the bulbs and left them to cook dinner.
Craft Try #3 on DAY THREE: The next morning I used Mod Podge on the bulbs and glittered them in a solid, except for the tip of the red one which the silver glitter had stuck to.
Ta da. ♥
Do you know what is remarkable about this? I didn't break any bulbs. The little pink jar is from this post on coloring jars , another mish mash of craft tries and failures- is this a pattern?
There is a little yellow Sand Castle from Red Rose Tea and tiny winkles from an Irish beach in the jar. I took a leaf off some fake flower stems and put a matching green rubber band to hold it to the jar. The seashell on the sill is from Cape May, NJ.
Are you a giver-upper when/if you have Craft Fails? Or, do you just work it until something is satisfactory?