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Martha Stewart's glittered bird onrmanets for a Christmas tree.
Turn simple plastic figurines, such as birds, into dazzling creatures with just
a little glitter and tinsel. Different sizes of glitter on the breasts and tails make the birds look more textural and lifelike. To create a centerpiece, look for a branch that can sit freestanding on a table.

From the book Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia Of Crafts. Read our review here.

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  • Step 1

    Place the glittering trays out on your work surface. Pour a small amount of glittering glue into a bowl. Fill small bowls with fine glitters to coat the birds.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Glittered Birds - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a small paintbrush to coat a bird’s tail with glue; sprinkle spoonfuls of fine glitter on top. Shake excess glitter back into the tray for that color; let dry.

  • Step 3

    Repeat, using the same or different colors of fine glitter on the wings, the body, and the head.

  • Step 4

    Fasten the birds to a glittered branch with the wires on their feet.

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PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
I love any thing to do with birds and these
are beautiful..
I use to paint them on glass about 20 years ago..I would like to do that again.But dont know if i can, paint like that any more.lol.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
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*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
id SO make these, if only i could find "fine glitter" in my country!!! they are soooo cute! :-D

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