Thursday, December 20, 2012

Celebrations: a glittery new year countdown

Have I mentioned my glitter obsession this holiday season? Maybe once or twice or ten times. I’ve been sticking glitter to a lot of things but this by far has been the most fun.

I tried out the new Martha Stewart Rich Essentials Glitter Set. The Martha Stewart glitter is amazing. It’s super sparkly and the colors in this set are amazing. How can you resist glitter with names like; Tanzanite, Citrine, White Gold & Blue Topaz.

I used Martha Stewart self-adhesive stencils to create the numbers. Stick the stencil to the little coin envelope, brush or dab on Mod Podge or glue and then sprinkle the glitter. Let it set for a minute or two and then carefully lift the stencil.

And here’s what I made - a New Year countdown. But this countdown will countdown the seconds before midnight - not the days.

Fill each envelope with confetti and let the celebration begin.

And right now, you can save 20% at when you enter BLOG20 at checkout through 12/31/12 – and enter the Martha Stewart Crafts "Bag Your Holiday Bills" contest for your chance to win $2,500! Contest entry & details: Enter here -- or for mobile, here.

I can’t wait for the New Year countdown!

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I was provided with one complimentary set of glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. 

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  1. What a fun New Year's idea Carolyn! I have had no creative time lately so I'm loving all of these glittery ideas I keep seeing.

  2. Ahhh...glitter makes EVERYTHING wonderful. The countdown is a fun idea!

  3. Very nice idea, your always up to something good! thank you for all the lovely inspiration and great parties. Hope you and you family will have a wonderful christmas and a jolly new year!!!

  4. This is such a unique idea. I love the vibrant glitter colors.

  5. These look gorgeous! How does it work? Does everyone have an envelope and scatter theirs at the right second??? x

  6. These came out great and it looks like a fun project :) Who doesn't have fun with glitter? :) ha.

  7. such a beautiful assortment of glitter! I love this project and the idea of a big confetti party leading up to midnight.

  8. This is super cute! Stopping over from TidyMom's Link Party! Have a great weekend! xoxo - Cheryl

  9. Adorable! I love the idea of lots of confetti at midnight! And, what fun for kids!

  10. FUN! I haven't seen the glitters. I love all of the colors!

  11. Great idea Carolyn! I love the glitter colors your selected. Wishing you and your beautiful family a joyful Christmas! xoxo

  12. Love them!! Thank you for sharing another great project with my readers!

  13. I've been a huge glitteroti fan of Martha's Glitter from the day it came out. It was the most sparkly glitter out there and affordable. Now lots of companies have added glitter to their product lines but Martha remains my favorite for sheer sparkle.

    Your rainbow envelops are adorable but I have to ask…what are you counting down? Is it purely for decoration or do you envision them being opened at some point? Pure decor is fine- I have an advent calendar that is basically vintage rhinestone pins and glittered objects…nothing to open but you have filled them with awesome confetti so I must assume you will open them.

  14. Very pretty! I can't resist anything made with glitter!

  15. Carolyn, thanks so much for linking up your gorgeous glittery glam countdown project! I am featuring you tomorrow at my 'It's Party Time linky party and features' post!

  16. Hi Carolyn - I featured your glittery fabulous project today here:
    Hope to see you at this week's party as well - have a fab week :D


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