Monday, August 10

"Horsing Around" with Glitter and Tacky Glue


I have a hard time leaving the thrift store without spotting at least one buried treasure. And while there is something to be said for clothing and housewares, I just love a good knick-knack! Animal figurines in particular. And because a little kitsch is never enough, I like to double down with a good coat of glitter. The great news is, if you follow the secret recipe, you can cover any surface in glitter and it will never shed. That's right folks: IT WILL NEVER SHED. 


Want to find out more? Let’s go!


*Materials*
Ceramic horse head (or any thrift store figure will work)
2-5 types of glitter (a mix of large and small is best)
A disposable cup with water
Old paint brush (that you won't mind losing in the name of glitter)
Recommended: wax paper or freezer paper (to use as a no-stick drying surface)
Use paint brush to apply a layer of glue all over the surface. A thick glue like Easy Squeeze Tacky Glue will make this part much easier!
While the glue is still wet, toss liberally with glitter mixture. Allow to dry overnight.
Secret solution:In a disposable cup, mix together equal parts glitter, glue, and water. Blend thoroughly using your brush or a plastic fork.
Look at it close up. Isn’t is beautiful!?!?!

Apply the mixture all over the surface of the candle working from the top down. Expect a lot of dripping. You may want to turn it on its side and rest on a couple of pencils (see above) to access every angle. Allow to dry, then add a second coat if needed. 
TaDa! Double the sparkle and no shedding. This is how you do glitter!


5 comments:

Unknown said...

You lost me on this one, Aunt Peaches. It just seems wrong.

Unknown said...

You lost me on this one, Aunt Peaches. It just seems wrong.

Laurinda said...

Not me, because everything's better with glitter on it! 💖

Laurinda said...

Not me, because everything's better with glitter on it! 💖

Crafts and Such said...

I for one love the idea and you did a wonderful job. I agree, everything's better with glitter on it! Thank you for posting!

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