DIY: Glittering

Calling all DIY-ers!!

Glittering has become my new favorite craft, because it’s versatile, cheap, and easy! Oh, and glam too.

Versatile – you can glitter so many things. Thus far, I’ve done shoes, a wallet, and some jars.

Cheap – you need 3 things to glitter. You can jazz up something that you don’t get much use out of, so you’re not buying something new.

Easy – like I said above, you only need three things, and a little bit of patience. It’s also great for kids.

I used these shoes, and used painter’s tape where I didn’t want glitter to go. These are just canvas sneakers from Payless, I think I paid around $20 for them.

The Three Ingredients

All you need is Mod Podge, Glitter, and a brush! Of course, you’ll also need the item to be glittered. I find that micro glitter is my favorite look. I’m using Martha Stewart glitter here, but I did this over the weekend with some kids that I nanny for and used micro glitter I found at my local Dollar Tree, and it worked just as well.

You’re going for about a 50/50 ratio of Mod Podge to glitter. It looks really creamy and opaque, but when it dries, all you’ll see is glitter. And you won’t have to deal with the fallout. Win, win.

Paint away! This is after one coat of glitter. As you can see, there are still a lot of patchy areas. The more coats, the more opaque the glitter becomes. You’re going to want to make sure that each coat dries completely before adding another, otherwise you’ll just have a gunky mess!

I made these jars with the kids over the weekend. I just used cheap glass jars from the dollar store. The blue one is glittered on the outside, the pink is glittered on the inside. I prefer the way the pink looks, but the mod  podge did make the inside a little sticky.

I think this would be really fun to do with the makeup brush painting tutorial I have here! Or a million other ideas! I’d love to do the underside of a pair of heels, the outside of a plain candle…. the list continues.

Happy glittering!!

 

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It’s Been Awhile….

… And I’m so sorry!!

Hope you all have been doing well. I’m finally on my long-anticipated summer break, and working full time. But I have a lot of posts ready to go up soon, so I hope that you all haven’t given up on me. 🙂

I have a lot of:

-makeup tips/tutorials/product reviews

-recipes (some healthy, some not so much)

-style crafts/DIY

Let me know in the comments which of the above you’d be interested in seeing the most of!