Pinterest was pretty inspirational for these projects. I really don't think I would have thought to cover her light switch cover in glitter if it wasn't for Pinterest.
Luckily, I knew the wonders of Mod Podge and how it would be an essential part of the project. So I headed off to the craft store to pick up fine silver glitter and Mod Podge. I had all the accessories, so it was a fairly inexpensive project.
The first thing I glittered was the light switch cover. I just painted on a layer of Mod Podge and sprinkled the glitter on top. After it dried and I shook off the access, I knew it needed a second coat. I was really worried about this project, so I made sure to really coat the top layer of glitter down with Mod Podge. It's held up beautifully!
|glittery goodness when you walk in the room!|
Next was a glittered Mason jar. Have you seen all the Mason jars on Pinterest? Apparently you can do just about anything with them. You can paint them, turn them into a light fixture, hang them from the trees with candles in them, even make a snow globe with them!
|a glittery Sharpie holder...|
- It doesn't have to be Mason, or even a canning jar. You can use your empty pickle jar if you want.
- Decide what you're using the jar for. Do you want to put flowers in it? Then glitter the outside of the jar. I decided to glitter the inside of the jar because I figured, hey, maybe less glitter will escape throughout the house that way.
- Try not to use too much Mod Podge before you add the glitter. Mine was a bit too thick in areas, and it took 3 days for it to dry to clear!
- If you want to protect your glitter, coat it with the Mod Podge as a protecting layer. Kind of like how you put a clear top coat on after you paint your nails.
The last project I finished was the mirror. I'd had a couple of good size rectangle mirrors for YEARS. They didn't sell at my garage sale, and I knew that someday I would find a place to use them, so they stayed hanging in my garage. That day had come! I cleaned up one of the mirrors and glittered the heck out of it! I didn't glitter the edges, and I wasn't too worried about some thin spots, but I think it looks great where Rhy hung it under the loft!
I could have covered so many other things in glitter, but I stopped myself. I think these small items stand out in her room. But I also know that if she had one, the blades of her ceiling fan would be glitter-ified too...