Reported by Sarah Moore
When we were first coordinating this feature series on Meyer Imports I was all… “pick me… pick me!!!” and then I remembered… I own this here website! lol! One of the perks of being the boss.
I don’t really need to get into all the nitty-gritty details about the products for you again do I? We are talking German glass glitter, vintage inspired charms and do-dads, silken prints, ephemera inspired stickers and general goodness of a European nature.
If you click HERE you can read all the articles from this feature and read more product details. I will try to add anything I think the other (very wonderful and thorough) reporters might have missed… and of course I have my own opinions.
Don’t you love it when you order a box of goodies and you can start planning WHAT you are going to do with them before the box even arrives? After I placed my order I saw a wonderful idea for a Mason Jar Terrarium on Craftzine. The adorable little crafting kits Meyers Imports sells are ideal for these. They even include a little bit of moss. Of course I added more moss… and the stones… and the jar (you get the idea).
What else can one do with small plastic charms and do-dads? I used small Glue Dots to affix these Ladybugs (from the crafting kits) to some vintage milk glass votive holders. They won’t hurt the glass, and I can change them seasonally!
I loves me some mushrooms… so I ordered a pack of those as well… and low and behold… they come with free gnome hair! Ok, so it’s a happy accident… but I know some of you will find a use for that stuff. Seriously, all the little plastic do-dads were of great quality. Some slight imperfections as you might expect with small inexpensive plastic things… but all of the pieces I received were free of chips and 100% usable.
Next on my list were these Silk Gnome Prints. I was thinking they’d be great framed, or on a scrapbook page… or on an altered project. The website says these have been sitting around for 20 years… so I was prepared for some thing smelly or otherwise blemished, but they were bright white, sealed in plastic and clean as a whistle! They were also charming as heck! The website doesn’t do these justice. One of mine was a little crinkled… but they ironed out fine.
Then there is the German glass glitter. I have always been a fan of the glass genre of glitter in general. This particular glitter is chunky… but not AS chunky as some I have seen… and vibrant… and the colors are vintage inspired and easy to coordinate. That turquoise, called “light blue” on the site, is amazing right?
You really can’t beat the stuff for home decor projects. I created these simple eggs by using sticky strip (Stampin’ Up!) and Glue Dots. Tip: blast your sticky strip or dots with your heat tool for a few seconds to make the glue extra sticky when using heavy glitters like these.
My only complaints… The glitters come in little bags and aren’t labeled. Not really a big deal for me since I store mine like Lexi does. But I can see why some people would prefer a bottle… and remembering the colors I liked might be difficult when I reorder…. and I will reorder at only $3.95 a pop.
What’s not to love? If you dig vintage, or are into that whole “Grimm’s Fairy Tale” thing that’s so hot right now… then Meyer Imports is going to be your thing.
- Adorable, trendy and all around cute.
- Quality product line sold by nice people.
- Large variety of unusual and interesting products.
- Website is challenging to navigate.
- Some people might not like their glitter in bags instead of bottles… but you do get a savings in exchange.
- Some product labels don’t list colors or item number’s making reordering difficult.
So who wants some free stuff from Meyer Imports? Just comment on this article… or any from this series to be entered into a random drawing!
Thanks for reading!