Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Love Glitter Mantle Project

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.

Happy Wednesday!



Annabelle said...

Fun project. DIY home decor projects are the best - it can bring so much personality to a room.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This looks like a greatproject!! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!1

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun piece of home decor!

JulieK said...

*singing* Awesome!
What a great idea. I also love the bling!

Lisa Giesbrecht said...

I love glitter too :) I wanted to stop by and let you know that I am now a follower. Thanks for your posts on the QQ website.
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