That’s right. Icicles from tinfoil. For this project, you’ll need a few simple ingredients: tinfoil (you don’t say!), white glue, glitter of your choosing, and wire ornament hangers.
I chose to do a base coat of pale blueish white iridescent glitter, with a sprinkling of silver glitter over the top of that.
I like to attempt to contain my glitter in a folded sheet of paper. Attempt.
Unroll a sheet of tinfoil approximately the length you want an icicle to be. When in doubt, go long, because they can always be cut down before you coat them. Cut your piece of foil from corner to corner once to create two triangles.
Start rolling the tinfoil to resemble an icicle (or a sloppily rolled sheet of tinfoil).
You should end up with a pretty bad-looking, vaguely icicle shape.
Now you want to start compressing that thing into a more realistic icicle shape. Compact it down as much as you can; the thinner it is, the more believable it will look. Take care to let it gradually taper from one end to the other. They don’t need to be perfectly straight.
Now, repeat, repeat, repeat until you have as many as you want, or until you can’t take it anymore, whichever comes first. Trim some of them to make varying lengths.
Take one icicle and liberally coat it in a good layer of white glue.
Roll that gluey icicle in your glitter. For mine, I gave it a liberal coat of the light blue glitter, then sprinkled silver over the top of that.
Brilliant! Now, do that to all the rest of them, and then let them all sit and dry thoroughly. Once they are dry, coat all sides with a clear gloss spray to give yourself the best chance of not getting glitter everywhere.
If your hands don’t look something like this when you’re done, you didn’t do it right. Or, you know….you got clever and wore gloves.
Once the clear coat has completely dried, use a small nail and hammer a hole through the thick end of the icicle.
Then choose your ornament hook and string it up.
They look especially marvelous on a tinsel-y tree. I love a good tinsel-y tree!
So pretty and glittery!
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