Seriously. You can’t get any cheaper than this I don’t think.
All I did was take an empty water bottle and fill it about halfway with baby oil. Then I put in some glitter (yes, I use Martha Stewart glitter because it is totally awesome glitter) and sequins. I had all the supplies on hand except the baby oil which I just got at Wal-Mart for a dollar and a half or something. The sequins are hard to see because I am not coordinated enough to get them shaken up and take a picture before they sink. But I think you can still sort of see them in the second picture. Before putting the lid back on, I ran a thick layer of Tacky glue around the mouth of the bottle so that Shelby won’t be able to get the lid off.
I wasn’t so sure about them at first, but Shelby Shelb loves them! She has been carrying them around since this morning when I gave them to her! When I handed them to her, she said, “Oh wow!”
Here is one last picture of them nestled in with the pretty petunias that I planted last night. You probably don’t need this third picture, but I have an overwhelming urge to show off these flowers.
There are just a couple things you should probably note. The first is that it does not take much glitter at all. I put way too much in the blue bottle (it’s green, teal, and gold glitter). I was going for an ocean type theme, but I got so much glitter in there that you can’t really see the sequins. With that much glitter, it would have been much better to leave out the sequins. I used about 1/3 of the glitter in the red one and you can see the sequins really well. I made a cone out of scrap paper to use as a funnel so that I could get the glitter in in an orderly fashion.
Also, the original place I found it suggested using food coloring in the baby oil too. I thought that was tempting disaster so I left it out.
On an unrelated note, does anyone know how to get baby oil out of carpeting?
haha. Just kidding. I glued the lids, remember?