Christmas is the perfect time of year to create sparkly handmade gifts for your loved ones. To make sure your gifts don’t make a glittery mess all over your giftee’s home, you need to make sure to seal that glitter in TIGHT! Today I am sharing the absolute easiest way to keep glitter from shedding. Once you know this handy trick, you will be ready to add glitter to all of your handmade holiday gifts! I am thankful to Plaid for sponsoring this post as part of my work as a Plaid Creator this year.
I have teamed up with many other bloggers to bring you quick and easy glitter projects for this month’s round of Craft Lightning. Make sure to visit The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Pineapple Paper Co. for all of this week’s projects.
THE EASIEST WAY TO KEEP GLITTER FROM SHEDDING
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A GLITTERY CHRISTMAS SIGN
I am demonstrating this technique on a cute Christmas sign. I found this unfinished wood shape at the dollar store, but you can find similar shapes online or at your local craft store. You can find the FolkArt and Mod Podge products at your local craft store or on Plaid Online.
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HOW TO SEAL GLITTER SO IT DOESN’T COME OFF
Watch this video to see my trick for making sure your Christmas crafts don’t leave a glittery mess all over your house. I have dozens of crafty videos on my YouTube channel. Be sure to hop over and subscribe. It’s free!
TIPS FOR LESS MESSY GLITTER CRAFTING
If you are creating craft projects with glitter, there will always be a bit of glitter mess no matter how careful you are. These are a few of my best tricks for minimizing that aggravating mess:
- Always work over a piece of paper that is slightly bigger than your project. This will catch much of the excess glitter.
- Only use as much glitter as you need. That might still be quite a bit of glitter, but if you can avoid dumping the whole container out onto your project you will save some clean-up.
- After you have finished glittering your project, pick up that piece of paper, fold it in half, and carefully pour the glitter back into its original container. Work slowly so you can be more accurate.
- Clean up rogue glitter with a lint roller or a loop of tape.
If you really, really hate loose glitter, consider using products with glitter built right in. I love Glitterific Paint and Extreme Glitter Mod Podge! Good luck with all your glittery gift making this year!
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