• gem shaped reusable ice cubes
• upholstery needle
• upholstery thread
• gold spray paint
• gold glitter
• mod podge
• paint brush
1 & 2. Begin by snipping off the plastic plug at the top of each ice cube and drain the water out. Lay the drained ice cubes out on a towel to dry overnight. Once the ice cubes are dry, they are ready to be strung.
3 & 4. Measure out approximately 3 yards of thread and tie a loop at one end and secure it with a double not. Thread the needle and carefully pierce each gem horizontally and secure it in place with another double knot. Leaving approximately 5 inches of space from the first gem, make another double knot and string another gem. Repeat this process until your garland is the desired length. Once all the gems are strung, finish off the end with another loop so your garland can easily be hung.
5. In a well ventilated area, spray paint your garland gold using thin even coats. Next, apply an even coat of Mod Podge to each gem and cover with gold glitter. Once the first coat of Mod Podge and glitter dries, add a second coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter in place, preventing it from shedding all over. Lastly, find a place to hang your new creation and sit back and admire your work!
Photography, design and styling by Jessica of SAS + ROSE.