Friday, December 17, 2010

Get your Christmas glitter on! Kim did!

~ WARNING ~

Kim from Party Frosting is freakin hilarious!!!  Seriously, you might pee yourself!  The emails she sent me last week in preparation for her "guest post" had me spitting out soda!  For REAL!  She was a HOT MESS! (Her words not mine!!!)  I almost felt bad... ALMOST!  HeeHee

Hey!  It's Kim here from Party Frosting! Hijacking G's blog!  Special thanks to her for inviting me over!  She's definitely one of the coolest mom's on the block!
(Awwww... I'm totally blushing!!!)
...After many failed attempts at coming up with a project and many bottles of wine (pressure got to me lol)...  I finally found success in glitter!  Now everything in my house, including my fiance, is a bit sparkly, but it was worth it!  I was inspired by this tutorial but figured glitter would fit better into my party theme this year!

Glittery Nutcracker Guys
  Materials:
Hideous Dollar Store Nutcracker guys
Spray Adhesive
Glitter
Box
Paper (anything large will do)
Wine (optional, but recommended)

Step 1: Rip hair off of ugly nutcracker guy - recommended to do in private as to not scare the
children

Step 2: Place in a box in a well ventilated area (a little stinky) and spray well with adhesive - leave weapons in place

Step 3: Immediately come in from the cold garage holding him by as little touching as possible,
stand him up and start shaking glitter. Keep repeating steps 2 and; 3 until fully covered - make sure to pour while he is right side up and upside down to help coat all spaces.

special note - crease your paper before doing the glitter, this will help when you pour the glitter
back into the jar

extra special note - you WILL get glitter everywhere no matter how hard you try - I find wet
paper towels to be the best cleanup and nail polish remover to help with any adhesive on your
hands...and then assure everyone that sees glitter in your hair the next day that you have NOT
been dancing on a pole all weekend ;o)



Step 4: You can add a clear final coat - but I found that it dulled the glitter shine a bit... so I just say stop here and enjoy! 

Simple and VERY inexpensive!
 

Kim!!!  You TOTALLY rocked it!  Your "ugly nutcracker guys" went from luke to hot in a glittery sec!
Hugs chica!  I heart you!

9 comments:

JC's Loft said...

GASP...what a fab idea! I actually collect Nutcrackers, I have a huge collection. SO needless to say I love anything that is nutcracker!!

I'm so going to do this! You rocked it girl : )

Paula

Melissa C said...

Kim- You are too funny!!
Great idea!!

MrsJenB said...

Great idea! Why do nutcrackers have to be so scary looking, anyway? Cute or handsome nutcrackers could crack nuts just as well, I think.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a great idea!! And I love that you suggest not ripping the hair out around the kids - hee hee

PartyMom said...

I wish I could convince my husband to let me do this to his nutcracker collection...especially his Michael Jordan nutcracker(seriously, I can take a picture if you want...totally ugly). I just love the blinged out nutcrackers with the cone trees!

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

baw wah ah ha ha ha! OMG I think this might be the funniest tutorial I have ever read! LOVE it Kim!! Thanks G for having Kim guest blog!!

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

Thanks for having me G!!! And thanks for all the luv ladies and OMG @ PartyMom!!! I say you accidentally glitter it ;o) heehee! Merry Holidays ladies!!!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Tini Posh said...

Great job Kim..Love!! Happy Holidays!!

Lissa (The Wdding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

What a fun, easy (and hilariously written) tutorial! Thanks, Genevieve, and kudos to Kim! Enjoy the Christmas countdown.

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