Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Great Glitzy Craft Envy!

I used to think I'm quite savvy when it comes to jazzing up charity shop finds and putting my own twist on things.

Now, I am not so certain anymore. I mean, we all suffer from craft envy every now and then, but the following Glitzy projects really blew my socks off. Cheap (there, I said it!), clever and so imaginative that I would almost feel inferior if it wasn't for the fact that I'd have to stop crafting and blogging then- with all my crafty supplies knocking about in countless drawers, boxes, bags and baskets, that would be just stupid.

Ready to be dazzled?

This little beauty is one of three projects you can find over at Distressed Donna Down Home.
It's a glitzy night light in a jar! Hop over and pay this wonderful new star in blogland a visit to find out how it's done. You might come across a glitzy Atlantean treasure and some glitzy tree fairies while you are there!

Kinda boring, isn't it? Well, after Gail from Purple Hues and Me was done with it, this little food tent looked lke something Z Gallerie would charge 30 bucks for. I don't want to spoil it, but the finished piece has a candle stick to match!

Great minds often think alike. Yeah, I can prove it! 

Both Mich L (usually a jewellery maker extraordinaire) 

went all clammy and shelled out (shelled out! geddit? I am easily amused...) what, about a dollar each, on what you will find to be some of the most gorgeous pieces of decor when they gave the clams a Glitzy makeover.

Would you like to join the fun? There's still lots of time. We are only three days in (my project to follow soon) and I can't WAIT to be glitzed by y'all :)


  1. Thanks for the shout out and I am in awe of the other projects, yours included. This has been the most fun!

    1. my absolute pleasure. I enjoyed browsing through those great project like a kid opening gifts on Xmas day! Hopin' there will be more :) Thank you for being a fantastic sport, and don't forget Hallowe'en is upon us sooner than we might think ;)

  2. Love the creativity on display! Thanks for featuring some, Steff, i am having trouble with my interwebs and can't get around to see them all today. Danni's clam is delicious! Love that little nest light - such a cool concept.

    So are you implying that you're going to host another crafty thing for Halloween???? (Please, pretty please?) It IS your wheelhouse.

  3. Oh, gosh, I have had so much fun. You slipped and mentioned Halloween and guess what? I am currently sketching out ideas for that event. Please let us drag our skeletons out of the closet!!!

    Thanks for the compliments and the shout outs. Don't be so modest, you are fantastic at glitz!

  4. This has been the best time for me! I've posted on linky parties before, but nothing like this. You and Sunny are the best - so funny and talented and have welcome me with open arms. Thanks for the compliments . . . . I love, love, love doing crafts.

    1. This would NEVER work without the likes of you. You are an amazing crafter and a wonderful, steady, reliable blog- friend I would not want to be without!