Our mantra at Ribbons.com is “keep calm and sparkle on!” We’ve got tons of glitter ribbons, glitter in tubes, and sparkling tulle for everyone. And today’s blog post is dedicated completely to our glitter in tubes and the crafts you can make with these gorgeous gals when you add them to your craft room.
Our glitter is fine (not coarse or chunky) and comes in large tubes for less than a dollar each. Choose from iridescent, black, red, fuchsia, pink, gold, apple green, turquoise (pictured), royal blue (pictured), light blue (pictured), purple (pictured), or silver (pictured). Whoa, that’s a lot of fun glittery colors!
Now let’s get to the fun part of helping you decide what to bedazzle with glitter!
Glitter Wine Cups
These glitter wine glasses from The Sasse Life are simply glamorous and make great gifts for a housewarming party. All she did was use painter’s tape to wrap a wine glass, applied Mod Podge sparingly to create that faded look, and then covered with glitter. Once the glitter is dried, apply another coat of mod podge. Very cute! And if designing the stems is more your thing, go the Inspire, Design, & Create route where they used lacquer to seal in the glitter. Wine and glitter, pour me a glass!
Glitter Greeting Cards
With Christmas rolling around, it’s time to get those homemade greeting cards ready. The Frugal Crafter has a wonderful tutorial on how to make glitter paint for greeting cards. She even has a video you can watch.
The Frugal Crafter also made a wonderful “silent” movie (she’s still hilarious!) about making glitter glass with recycled wine bottles. Check out another classic here:
Glitter Phone Case
Ever look at your phone and think it’s just plain old boring? Create this glittery phone case from I am style-ish and you’ll never think that again! All you need is a tube of glitter, add it to some clear paint, and start painting a black or see-through iPhone case. You may need multiple coats to create this look, but how fun is that!
Liuwa on Etsy is selling these gorgeous pink glittery earrings. You could also try to create your own! I would buy fabric buttons, coat in glue, and sprinkle glitter on. Then attach earring backs with a hot glue gun to try and get this same look. If you’re not that crafty, just buy them from Liuwa.
Dorothy would have been so jelly over Could I have that?‘s glittery soled shoes! Even the wicked witch would turn more green with envy. To replicate this look, just mod podge the bottom of your shoes, sprinkle glitter, remove excess glitter, and allow to dry. To seal in the glitter, add another layer of mod podge. The directions are on her blog and are easy to follow. She warns to be careful when painting on the sides. Maybe use a smaller brush?
I actually made these ornaments when I was a kid! Plum Adorable has an easy to follow tutorial on how to make this gorgeous glittery ornaments – right in time for the holidays! These ornaments are very simple to make. Just add Pledge floor care into a clear ornament, drain the excess cleaner, and then add glitter. Shake the ornament with glitter around until the whole ornament is covered. Remove the remaining glitter, and allow the ornament to dry. Once you’re finished, you can add oogly eyes, permanent marker faces, stickers, or vinyl emblems.
Glitter balloons would be great for a little girl’s birthday party, don’t you think? This photo from Domestic Charm is inspiring. Fill a deflated balloon with glitter, add helium, and then tie the balloon. If you pop the balloons, just be aware of the glittery mess you may have to clean up. Because of that, I would only decorate with glitter balloons when a party is outside. It could make an interesting photo op if you pop a balloon over the birthday girl. Just don’t frighten her!
Glitter Party Favor
Fairytale weddings and little princess birthday parties would be the perfect place to make these fairy dust favors from Heart to Heart. Just purchase small bottles with corks, insert glitter with a funnel, close with cork and add tags and mini fairy dust wands. You can even skip the wands and have the same cutesy effect. I would only pass out fairy dust when the party is outside to avoid a huge mess. You may want to seal the cork to the bottle using plastic shrink wrap, especially if it is a favor for guests to take home that night.