diy glitter pears

Who doesn't love a bit of glitter? Perfect for the holidays and reflecting all those lovely twinkle lights (the little lights...they aren't twinkling! I know, Art. Thanks for noticing.). I kinda want Pottery Barn to come and decorate my house for Christmas. Please. However, since I am not made of cash I tried to find one little way to bring PB into my home as cheaply and easily as possible for someone as un-crafty as myself. Enter: fake pears covered in glitter.

I got my pears at Hobby Lobby. I'm sure Dollar Tree would have a more affordable option but patience is not my forte and I happened to be at the HobLob. I also think regular glitter might have also been more economical but see the prior sentence. And, have you ever been in a Hobby Lobby? I need a map. So you got your faux fruit, your glitter, and in my case, Elmer's. I've heard of something called "mod podge" or whatever but honestly that just sounds intimidating. Elmer's it is. Oh and a paintbrush and a few paper bowls.

Upon my mother's advice I threw a bit of glue and a bit of water in a bowl. Mother's know best after all. I can't tell you ratios because well math has never been my strong suit. Just mix it up till it feels right man. Then paint it all over the fruit. Don't worry if you miss spots. I'm tell you this is one tough project.

Then I just doused that glue covered fruit in glitter. Over a bowl to catch all the excess because believe me, there will be a ton. And you can save it!

If you see no glitter sticking on an area just schlep some more glue/water on the bare spots and reapply the glitter. I'm sure Matt will just be thrilled when he discovers I used a cooling rack for these lovely glitter bombs. 

How's that song go? Oh yes... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....