Sunday, December 15, 2013

Add Some Sparkle to Your Life


I have a glitter obsession, literally anything I can get my hands on I glitter. Some say it's a problem, however I feel like it can brighten up any dull day. With a little Mod Podge and whichever color glitter you choose you can glitter almost anything in no time. No more paying big bucks for those cute glittered phone cases or items, YOU CAN MAKE THEM YOURSELF! However there is one problem. You will find glitter everywhere. In your hair, on your floor, on your clothes, and even unmentionable places! Even if you're careful it gets everywhere.
All you'll need is Mod Podge (I prefer the gloss-lustre), and some glitter!
Mod Podge can be found at most craft stores (I.e. Hobby Lobby) which means you can get it at a cheaper price that the typical $7.99! Hobby Lobby and Joanne Fabrics always seems to have those 40% off coupons which become a must have for those craft shopping hauls!
                                          Here's what the finished product will look like!
                     Now about the Mod Podge! The Hobby Lobby coupon will look like this..
                    (Hint: Click Hobby Lobby)
This coupon only works if the item isn't on sale, however it usually isn't and if it is it's around 50% off! These coupons can be used all around the store and they ALWAYS HAVE THEM! Don't waste your money!
Here's the supplies I recommend..
The glossy Mod Podge works best with glitter, and I prefer the Glitter brand of glitter (that sounds funny). The pink glitter shown in the tube doesn't work as well, so I wouldn't recommend it! Get a brush you don't mind ruining as well, and a piece of card board to put down..we don't want glitter everywhere. 

Finally The Instructions

First get the surface you want to glitterize. 
Second make sure you have the surface ready, and put a layer of Mod Podge on it! You need to do this so the glitter can stick to the surface. If you just put the glitter on it and Mod Podge over it, it will look crappy! 
Third after the glitter has had about twenty minutes to dry you can dip your brush into the Mod Podge and cover every nook and cranny that the glitter is located. It's okay if the Mod Podge made the item look white, it will dry to be clear and shiny and that glitter won't get all over!
Last I prefer doing a second coat after the first has dried just to play it safe and make sure I covered everything!
Congratulations now you can glitterize anything!
This one is sloppy, you can trim the edges because typically it won't be perfect with things like an outlet cover! This outlet cover has be glittered for two years and it looks brand new, even though the purple plug in part has been chipped the glitter is solid! 

Until next time, 

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