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!
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!