I’m pleased to be returning for a second installment of Crafting with Martha and Amy – the series in which I craft along with Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts for an entire year. It’s one project a week, and I’m still in Halloween mode so I chose glittered skeleton parts. This project was definitely a learning experience for me; for someone who isn’t “good” with glitter. You see, when I craft, I’m messy. I also changed the project around a bit from when I started. I do think that the end result turned out great, and I think Martha would be proud. To see the original inspiration and learn more about my process, continue through the jump!
This is what I saw in the book that intrigued me. I really loved the specimen jar, the various colors of glitter and the skellie parts. My idea was to recreate it, but I didn’t have the green glitter or the skeleton parts. After a trip to Michaels, I was able to procure some smaller skeleton parts (heads and hands) in addition to a cool candle holder. It wasn’t a specimen jar, but I thought it might make a cool display.
The glittering was messy, but that’s more my problem than anything – as I said, I’m a messy crafter! The only thing I wasn’t happy with was my choice of lavender and dark purple glitter. Um, not a good color combination. I was trying to imitate Martha’s shades of green, so thinking back, I should have gone with either the green or even blue (that would have been interesting!). All in all, I’m happy with my project, and I like the mini bones. Take a peek at the slide show below for my complete tutorial and a detail shot of my finished glittered skeleton parts.