Capping Off The Holidays

Remember these?

They are bottle caps covered in glitter and they were part of my December Shineworks project. I showed them to you a week ago, promising to reveal the final product before the end of the month. That's today.

Shineworks is a monthly initiative of the House of Shine. We select a random household item and then somehow recycle or repurpose it, so that we may do a random act of kindness in our corner of the world.

The bottle caps were only co-stars of this month's project.

Water balloons paper mached and then hung to dry were the other stars.

Once dried, a small army of elves helped stuff the balls with holiday treats and trinkets,

and then paper mached them closed. 

We painted them.

Decorated them with glitter, buttons, confetti, and rhinestones.

And finally hot glued the glittered bottle caps on top. Ornament hooks included.

Santa hats in hand and enough ornaments to make some children very, very happy my family and I headed to Cook's Children Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas on Christmas Eve.

We walked into the hospital with 62 treat-filled ornaments and left with no ornaments but four very full hearts.

And the belief that one more corner of the world was made a little bit brighter.

Next week we unveil the item for January's Shineworks project. Tune in and consider participating. It's the perfect way to kick off your new year.

Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director

Posted on 12/31/12 10:00 am by Claudia Beeny in: Holidays,Home & Crafts

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