Glitter is one of those love it or hate it sort of things.. I happen to love it for the holidays. I suspect it is the latent show girl in me.. the one complete with sparkly tasseled nipple cups.. but I digress..
Come the holidays I am all about adding the glitter and shine and today's victim is this cute Nordic style Santa I found at HomeGoods for $5- cute but no sparkle! Easy enough to fix!
I started with the beard.. a bit of Matte Mod Poge as my "glue" and..
Some coarse glass glitter.
Over the trash can, a large piece of paper or outside, liberally apply the glitter to the wet glue areas and then let it dry. As each area dried I did another.. which on this Santa meant only doing white and turquoise blue.. easy peasy
I thought about doing the boots.. and still might.. here he sits as he dries. (Don't you just love my late night photography?)
The best part about glitter is that it can bring new life to some of your older and dated holiday decorations and I hope to share more of that this coming week. In the mean time here are a couple do's and don'ts of working with glitter.
- Glitter is a MAJOR irritant if you get it in your eyes, be careful using it with children
- Some of the best glitter is ground up glass, beautiful on a craft- hard on a stomach - keep away from pets.
- Let the glitter fall where it may- fussing with your wet glitter will make it look worse- go with the flow
- For items that you are going to totally cover in glitter, use spray glue.. it is much faster and easier than painting with Mod Podge.
Do you love the glitter or does it make you itch just thinking about it?