glitter….. it used to just remind me of school dances (body glitter anyone?), but lately i’ve had a big fat crush on it.
it all started with a simple party nail and then began popping up in our design and craft projects and has now made it’s way into the lady closets in our home. slightly unusual for me and my tomboyish ways (so a little goes a long way), but perfect for my girlie tilly.
and it makes for some simple (although messy) DIY’s and the timing is perfect with valentines day right around the corner. here’s how we made the top & belt pictured.
T O P d i y : you’ll need glitter, mod podge, flat paint brush, clear fingernail polish, piece of chalk or colored pencil, piece of card stock and a top.
step 1: slide a piece of card stock or cardboard inside your shirt to keep the glue from soaking through. then, using chalk (which is easy to wipe away) or colored pencil, draw the pattern you would like to fill with glitter.
step 2: working in sections with a flat paint brush, apply a generous amount of mod podge and sprinkle with glitter. dust off excess and gently press the remaining glitter. repeat until your design is filled. allow to dry and then apply a light top coat of mod podge and let dry again.
step 3: last but not least, brush a coat of clear nail polish over the glitter and let dry. this helps seal the glitter so it will last through the wash, however you’ll probably want to hand-wash… not sure it would make it through the washing machine!
to DIY the belt, follow step 2 above! you could also cover an old bangle or the toes on a pair of shoes or hair accessory or…. any other ideas?
just be forewarned – wearing glitter may cause side effects such as an irresistible urge to dance, stick out your tongue and act silly in general. OMGosh! body glitter makes total sense now! ha!
n o t e s & d e t a i l s :
* i used the cheap kid craft glitter for tilly’s tops and a more expensive glitter (not powder) for my belt.
* on tilly – /polka dot top : target / white top : marshalls / sweater leggings : H&M /
* on moi – / wedge booties : target / coral top : american eagle / belt : came with a dress from the GAP / jeans : j. crew /
that was fun!! thanks for letting us share!
now, let us know in the comments below, where would you add some glitter!!?
XO . rae
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