There’s no harm in adding a little shimmer to your day-to-day, so why not break out the glitter and cover a few crafts in sparkles? Don't limit glitter to kids' crafts either; it works in lots of grownup projects too. In general, remember to cover any crafting surfaces with disposable paper for easy cleanup. If there’s one downside to glitter, it’s that it’s tricky to fully wipe away. So prep your crafting area, and read on for a few fun ways to add some glam to your crafting routine.
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Rainbow Glitter Mason Jars
Mason jars are great organizational tools. You can use them for desktop storage, in kids’ rooms, or arranged on the countertop for dry goods. Add some drama to your storage jars by coating them in multi-hued glitter. These sparkly rainbow jars are perfect for storing colored pencils, markers, paint brushes, or other oft-lost craft supplies.
Pro Tip: Spray a quick coat of clear shellac over the glitter for added staying power.
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DIY Sparkle Gift Tags
These homemade gift tags look store-bought but are totally (and easily) DIYed. All you need is cardstock, glitter, and glue. Dream a Little Bigger will show you the rest of the tutorial for making these dazzling DIYs. Make a big batch to have a few festive tags always on-hand.
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Up the ante with your homemade signage by coating paper mache letters in glitter. Try a different color for each letter, or go monochrome for an eye-catching effect. Spell out a child's name, a sparkly congratulations, or glitter an entire alphabet so you have a shiny message ready to go at a moment’s notice. Two Twenty One will show you how to get this shimmering job done.
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Get up close and personal with your sparkle stash through this do-it-yourself. You can source the clear glass rounds needed for this project from the faux plant section of your dollar or craft store. The sparkles will be magnified by the glass for a dazzling, mesmerizing finish. Theresa Joy's tutorial will show you how to create this glimmering masterpieces and how to create some kitschy jewelry with them.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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With this pop of glitter in your wardrobe, you can make even the dreariest of Mondays bearable. The Crafted Life shows you how to transform a regular pair of shoes into twinkle-toed accessories. Beware, though, these cuties are far from weatherproof.
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Add some glitz to your fresh blooms with an upcycled vase. These vases look especially great in clusters of three, so start raiding that recycling bin. You can fill them with flowers or set them up near a fireplace or mantle for some added pizzazz.
Pro tip: Use painters tape to mask off non-glitter areas for a more geometric, professional look.
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Glitter Mini Champagne Bottles
A perfect option for personalized party favors are these gussied-up mini champagne bottles from Modge Podge Rocks Blog. They end up looking super festive and fun. Spray paint, adhesive, and loads of glitter are the only items you'll really need for making these bottles shine. To further the personalization, add your own label with a hot glue gun.
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Take your party balloons to the next level with Let's Mingle's personalized glittering tutorial. Once you've created your desired design, attach them to a string for a lively bunch of shimmering balloons. These will add some extra fun to any event or party.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Upcycle a pair of tarnished old candlesticks with a bit of glitter and glue. Scour the thrift store for metal candlesticks, then clean them thoroughly. Picked and Painted will give you the low down on how to make this poppy project. These look especially glam in bright colors, just be sure to stay safe and opt for flameless candles (or use them to prop up some cute faux greenery).
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Glitter Resin Jewelry
Capitalize on the kitsch of glitter by formulating it into homemade jewelry. You'll need a silicone mold and epoxy resin to create these glittering faux jewels. A Beautiful Mess has all the tips and tricks for creating these pretty baubles and how to turn them into wearable art.