I was in Macys the other day, looking to spend a gift card from my birthday, and I stumbled upon the Kate Spade Simply Sparkling Collection. The name alone makes me want the whole collection just because…but the price tag stopped me. After all it is still just a gold frame with glitter. And while I can’t make the exact replica of it, I can certainly make one that is super close.
Now, I’ve metioned before my love-hate relationship with glitter. I love sparkle, but can’t stand the mess of glitter. Especially with little ones around. I can’t even begin to tell you how fast a little bit of glitter on the floor manages to multiply and winds up on clothes, beds and even heads. But I finally figured out a technique to keep glitter in place which I am super excited about! So much so, that I may use glitter even more…well, maybe!
For this glitter frame, it only takes a few easy to find supplies. And a few simple steps so lets get started.
- unfinished frame
- gold paint
- gold glitter
- school glue
- I started by painting the whole frame-paying special attention to the inner and outer edges. It’s kind of hard to see in the picture, but I didn’t want any of the wood to show.
- Then I applied two coats of glitter, allowing each coat plenty of time to dry in between.
- The next day, I sealed the glitter on the frame with a technique that I just discovered and it works really well. At first I tried equal parts of water and glue over the glitter (like I do to seal over all my other projects) but it dulled the glitter and did not hold so well. Then I took that same mixture of equal parts glue and water and mixed in some glitter as well and…voila! The glitter held perfectly and the frame still had plenty of sparkle!! I am shocked how well it worked.
Now, I can display the frame and all of its sparkle and not have to worry about glitter shaking off all over the place!!