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Are you guys ready for back to school yet? Here’s a sad fact: my son hasn’t actually finished school yet. His school is on a year round schedule, so we still have a week to go before the school year is actually finished. Sad, right? But whether or not he gets a real summer break, the new school year is just around the corner. Two bloggy friends and I have put together a couple great school themed projects to share with you all today. Be sure to get all the way to the end of this post to see what they have for you all!
I have been really wanting some pretty scissors for a while now. Like really, really wanting pretty scissors. It’s kind of a silly want, but a real one nonetheless. However, I’m kind of cheap, and wasn’t feeling like dropping 20 bucks on scissors when I had plenty of pairs all around the house. So I decided to try to fancy up a pair I already had, and I ended up with these sparkly little snips.
Cute, right? Here’s how to make your own:
Start off by unscrewing your scissors separating them into two halves. Then use a brush to apply a thin, even layer of decoupage all over the handle. When applying the decoupage, do not add any where the handles overlap:
After applying the decoupage, cover the handle in glitter, shaking off any excess. Repeat this with the second half.
I stuck my scissors in a cup of rice to keep them upright while they dried. I was pretty proud of that little solution.
After the first layer has dried completely (about an hour), add a second layer of decoupage and glitter. And then, when the second layer has dried, add a final thin layer of gloss decoupage over the top to seal the glitter.
I thought glitter scissors would be a kind of fun teacher gift, so I made up a printable tag to wrap them up in. I printed the tag on the backside of printed cardstock so that the handle of the scissors would be on top of the cardstock’s pattern. If you have a Silhouette, you can use my free print and cut file to make this super easy to put together.
Just fold along the perforated line, tape shut around the blades, and tie the handles to the cardstock with a piece of ribbon. That’s it! All ready to give to your favorite teacher.
How about two more great school projects?
Comments + Project Love
Amy W says
You never cease to amaze me with your simple but super cool projects! Love it.
Sara Walk says
oh my these are SO adorable!! What an awesome idea!!
Bellenza Wedding Bistro says
Love, love the scissors! So creative and pretty!
Jessica Anderson says
These are so pretty, and I love the printable! What a great idea!
Deonna Wade says
These are SO great. I was a teacher for several years and I would have loved this!! Pinned for myself for the craft room. 🙂
So much fun Alexis! Now I want to glitter everything in my life.
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
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Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
I knew I loved the gold glitter, but that coral/neon one… where is it from??? It's magnificent!!<br />I swear I left a comment earlier and it's not showing, so I assume it just didn't go through, but I'm a little afraid that it did and I'm just not seeing it, therefore I'd be making a fool of myself right now.<br />Anyways, beautiful idea. Great tip on not decoupaging