Glitter Crafts: 14 of the Most Stunningly Beautiful Ideas
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Glitter is a great way to add some extra sparkle and pizzazz to any craft project from a wine bottle vase to a greeting card to a Christmas ornament. However, glitter can be a little intimidating and if you aren’t careful you will have glitter from head to toe and in every room in the house!
Check out our tips below for working with glitter. There are ideas you haven't thought of before in this collection of tips and tricks, and they'll help you avoid the chaos of glitter getting everywhere! Once you've mastered your glitter skills, explore some of our favorite glitter crafts on the site below.
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Prevent glitter scattering due to static electricity.
Work with clean hands and use an anti-static bag or dryer sheet. Lightly dab or rub anti-static bag or dryer sheet over your surface to prevent glitter scattering due to static electricity.
Ultra fine glitter produces the most gorgeous results.
It is best to work with ultra fine glitters for the most beautiful results. Plus the ultra fine glitter is a little softer than the chunkier glitters.
Use glitter glue or a thin-bodied paper glue.
Adhere glitter with glitter glue or a thin-bodied paper glue. Don’t over glue or your glitter will lose some luster. You want the glitter to float on top of the glue, not sink into it. Don’t delay in applying glitter to glue; you want the glue as wet and shiny as possible for best overall adhesion.
It's all about the tapping.
Work in an area with no drafts or breezes to carry the glitter in the air. Place surface or item to be glittered into a paper plate or other container. Tap glitter onto the glue as close to the glue as possible to again avoid getting the glitter everywhere. Tap off excess glitter and immediately pour glitter back into its original container. Let glittered surface set until dry. Again, tap off any remaining excess.
Glitter need to knows:
Glitter can be applied to paper, vellum, transparencies, wood, fabric, metal, glass, and plastics.
Add a dot of glitter to accents on a page or card. For example: the antenna of a butterfly, as a drop of water on a rose petal, or the tip of an alphabet letter.
A less messy form of glitter is glitter glue. You can write, draw and accent with this fine tip glitter in a bottle. The adhesive used in glitter glues usually dries clear.
Add ultra fine glitter to your watercolors, embossing powders, and chalks.
Write out a message with glitter. Use a fine tip on the glue bottle for fine lines. You can also accent titles and large text words with super thin lines of glitter.
Glitter is perfect for accenting snow, rain, water, and fog. Glitter can be mixed with clays for fabulous results.
Use old spice jars with the sprinkle tops for big glitter jobs. You can also use a drinking straw to sprinkle glitter onto surfaces. Just place your finger over the top of the straw (after filling with glitter) and remove to get the glitter flowing.
Glitter Crafts to Die For
These super easy and simple but oh, so gorgeous DIY jar luminaries are a great decor idea for weddings, holidays, Christmas, or even a party!
Light up your life and glam up your space.
Learn how to make a seashell necklace without a drill when you follow the Shimmer Seashell Necklace DIY. This easy tutorial is great for those of us who are obsessed with nail polish crafts and sparkles.
This gorgeous craft will take your giftwrap or your Christmas tree to the next level simply by adding glitter to feathers!
Reuse those old corks to make your own sparkly tree ornaments. This homemade Christmas ornament looks great on any tree!
Glitter can be calming as well as gorgeous! Just shake and watch the pretty colors in this DIY stress relief bottle.
This is a stunning way to upcycle a wine bottle! Use these as New Year's Eve decorations or simply to spruce up that entryway table.
One of our favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas.
This decoupage project is a gorgeous and simple way to dress up your everyday mugs. The mugs are dishwasher safe and perfect for daily use.
Are you into the painted rocks trend?? Give someone an awesome find by adding glitter to your rocks.
The best part about this sparkly mug? It's completely dishwasher-safe, so you never have to worry about it losing its luster.
This Christmas, add a little sparkle to your Christmas tree. Be sure to add jingle bells and pretty ribbon to the top of your ornament for a more regal look.
Shoes can add so much to your style, and a pop of glitter is all it takes to up the wow factor when it comes to your next ensemble!
Recycle a plug-in air freshener and turn it into the prettiest, glitteriest ornament you've seen.
The name says it all. Follow the instructions to make glittery buttons to use for flower centers and other embellishments!
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