- Plastic animals found near the kids crafting section. Mine were $5.99 and $2.99.
- Martha Stewart glittering glue: $3.99
- Martha Stewart glitter in yellow gold: $4.99
By the way, Martha has glitter available in every color under the sun! Don't feel limited to silver or gold!
Once you've covered your work area in newspapers or an old
Liberally pour glitter over the entire animal, making sure to cover every area that has been brushed with glue.
Shake the excess onto your paper.
Once the rest of the animal is dry, brush glue over the remaining part of the animal and glitter away!
Pour the excess glitter back into the bottle for future projects.
You now have some budget-friendly and festive decorations to add to your mantle, tablescapes, and shelves. If you'd like to make them into Christmas tree ornaments, simply screw small eyelets into the top of the animal. These are also perfect for last minute hostess gifts or small Christmas presents.
Note: I've noticed some excess glitter still falling off my penguins, so I might look into getting some glitter sealer. A can of Krylon Glitter Blast sealer is about $5.
2012 update: I have yet to seal the glitter. There are a few spots where the glitter has come off, mainly the tips of the tail and beak, but overall it stuck pretty well.