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Topic: My "Wicked" Rainbow Glitter Bike  (Read 21375 times)
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Lilak Tygress
« on: May 19, 2010 03:05:16 PM »

For my birthday, my hubby got me this 12 pack of glitter, because he loves me Smiley



And I had this old ugly bicycle



Combine both with 1 large tube of Elmers glue and you get this:



I named her Elfaba after the Wicked Witch in the book Wicked. 
I got the basket at Goodwill, $1 glossy black spray paint from Home Depot and $3 sticky back glitter letters from Jo-Ann's. 



All in all, this custom "paint" job was completed for under $15.  Although it took FOREVER to finish.  Glittering is not fun after the first hour... There are still a few spots I could've fixed, but I'm so over glittering that I said screw and put a coat of glossy polyurethane on.   



A week ago, I never would've said that there is such a thing as too much glitter... I have proved myself wrong. I do love her though.  Several people have asked where I got her and I get to tell them that it's custom Smiley
Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 03:17:21 PM »

Holy heck that is AMAZING!!! I love your bike! If it happens to go missing....it wasn't me.  Wink  Seriously, I am amazed at the amount of patients and time this must have taken you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010 03:18:51 PM »

Wow! I'm so impressed! I wouldn't have even thought you could do such a thing. What a beautiful bike!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010 03:25:01 PM »

You did an aesome job I love how sparkly and happy it is
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010 03:39:50 PM »

Thank you! Yes, it was painstakingly tedious.  My MIL said I should market it... but I will NEVER... DO IT... AGAIN!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010 03:43:56 PM »

So much wonderful.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010 03:53:25 PM »

Wow!  What an undertaking! Good job!  I like that you named it after the Wicked Witch!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010 03:53:58 PM »

Awesome! What a neat idea! and props for sticking with it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010 03:58:58 PM »

I love that you put the bike's name on the basket, instead of your own! My bike has glitter envy.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010 04:03:04 PM »

I'm in LOVE with your bike!
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