I love glitter. It is part of me. I don’t know why exactly I love it. But I do. I use it in almost everything I do, and glitter loves me back. I have always seen those beautiful glittered letters at Christmas time, and thought to myself, those would be awesome year round. So, I made my own.
I painted the white letters that I got at Joann’s with a turquoise acrylic paint. I painted all sides but the front. When it was dry, I brushed Elmer’s glue on the front and dipped the letters in silver fine glitter by Martha Stewart.
I let it dry overnight, and then tried to find a way to keep the glitter to stay. You know when it flakes off and goes everywhere… well I didn’t want that. I don’t know if anyone would, so I did some research. I thought about using a gloss decoupage, but I couldn’t get the jar open. So I googled, and read about using hairspray. Hairspray! I have a hairspray! So I did a coat, let it sit of 5 minutes. Then I did another coat of the hairspray. Left it overnight, and checked it out in the morning.
Magic. It stayed!! I don’t think it will work on paper. But on wood, it stayed - full on glitter. So, without further ado. Here is my new mantle piece (and yes, it is in the window sill, because I hate my mantle)
Ah, I love glitter. I hope you liked my project. It was very simple to make, and I think it turned out great! I might do another coat of glitter… since I love it. But all in all, It is totally me, and I am excited to share it with you.