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Cheers- A Glittery Tutorial

It seems as though as soon as the summer semester is over, party season begins!  We have birthdays, anniversaries, back to school and this year, a graduation!  All in the space of about six weeks. That is a lot of parties, food, fun and decorations!  And lots of opportunities for glitter!   

 I recently “glittered” these champagne glasses to celebrate an upcoming anniversary. I didn’t take any pictures of the process, so I thought I would take this opportunity to decorate some glasses for a party we will be having next month (I will share the party details in a later post! ) and do a how-to in the process.

To begin I gathered the following materials: 
  • Glasses (I bought the wine glasses from the Dollar Store, the Champagne Glasses are from Target.)
  • Glitter (You may remember the Glitter Library from this post. Martha Stewart also has an amazing array of colors and types at Michael's.)
  • Spray Craft Glue (I used Elmer's Craft Bond from Michael's.) 
  • Clear Sealant Spray (In this case, Valspar from Lowe's or Home Depot, I have had it for awhile.)
  • Painters Masking Tape (I really like the 3M tape shown above.)
  • Also, newspaper, a sheet of paper (any scrap will do), and tarp or plastic.
The first, and perhaps the most crucial step, is to thoroughly cover your work surface and surrounding area.  I used a garbage bag that I cut open and taped to my outdoor table and up the umbrella pole. You must spray the glue and sealant outside or in a well-ventilated area and it will get all over everything that is not covered. (Voice of experience here!) 

Tape off the area of the glass that you do not want "glittered". To make sure that I did not get any on the cup section I taped and then covered in newspaper and then taped again. If you are glittering part of the cup, as I did with the champagne glasses above, be sure to leave at least an inch at the top of the glass without glitter.  Spray the unblocked stem (and part of the glass if you desire) with the spray adhesive. 

 Quickly sprinkle generous amounts of glitter on the glass.  Do not be afraid to use a lot of glitter!  Be sure to do this over a piece of paper so you can gather the extra to use again. Just pour it back in the bottle! 

 Once you have thoroughly glittered the glass, spray on the sealant following the directions on the can.  You may have to do several light coats.  Allow to dry and then remove the paper and tape.  

Ta Daaaa! This is an easy and inexpensive way to create special party decorations or favors for any party! 

I hope that you are finding plenty of reasons to celebrate this summer! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



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