Name: Lacey Kae
Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/139048707216670759/
What I Did: With two crafty daughters and a birthday coming up, I thought for sure this would be a great way to save money (and reduce exposure to potentially lead based Chinese sparkles). Instead it was a massive waste of time. No matter what I did, it came out like sand. Add more dye… sand. Bake for longer… sand. Rub the salt onto the foil (to try to transfer the metal)… sand. Freaking sand. Same deal with sugar. Googled the craft finally to see what I was doing wrong, and surprise! The salt/sugar only sparkles as it naturally would alone. Like, when you stare at it on a normal day, and decide to add some high powered lights to heighten the experience. Baking dries the dye faster, and the foil protects the pan. Lame.
Next Time I Will: Next time, I’ll look at it through the eyes of a crunchy Earth mama, and embrace Nature’s sparkle in all its glory. Bah hah hah! Just kidding. Next time I’m totally just going to buy real glitter.