With that said one of my favorite holiday traditions (that I have grown to love) is putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.
Each year, I try to get at least three new ornaments. I have been eyeing all of the beautiful ones over at Anthropologie but cringe at the price tag...so I decided to make my own with the inspiration of these two lovely little pieces of "tree jewelry":
sparkled snapper/turtle sparkled koi/fish
You will need: glue gun, glitter, elmers glue, scissors, a small styrofoam ball (got mine at Michaels), and cardboard.
Then paint on a nice thin layer of glue and sprinkle some sparkly glitter! Set aside to dry.(I can't really think of what else to compare the size to?!) You'll also want to cut out five smaller rounded versions for the legs and tail.
Simply glitter up only the tail and fins and extra head...set aside and let dry.
Then I used scraps and cut about four long strips to cut the scales out of...
**oh and I used a little blue tac for the eye!
And here she is...so lovely in pink and blue :-)
The best thing about this project is that I was able to make THREE fish and TWO turtles which, if I bought them at Anthro, would have costed almost $100!
By making them, I only spent $5 (I already had the glue and glitter)
Hope you have a very, very Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I will be back this weekend to put up the very last thanksGIVEAWAY (which I think you'll love!) and also to announce the TOMS giveaway winner--so if you haven't entered go here