Edit: I searched high and low for my original tutorial photos. Between my phone dying without backing up my photos and getting a new computer in the last year, I lost all of them. So this is the closest I’m getting to my original representation.
I love glitter and sparkly things. Hey, I’m female! Isn’t it some unwritten rule that the majority of females love shiny objects?
Enter my dilemma. Like ALL glittered items, the glitter gets everywhere! Even after the initial clean up, you can still find glitter for weeks if not months later AND you also find it in places it really shouldn’t be. I digress.
A few years ago we scored an after Christmas deal of a boxed set of 50 ornaments in red and 50 in gold. Twenty ornaments in each set were saturated in glitter. That’s 40 ornaments! Every year I hated getting those ornaments out and not being able to use any of the glittered ones. I had done some searching, mainly pinterest, and saw nothing to solve my dilemma. What I usually saw was how to make this, instead of fixing already glittered ornaments. I can’t remember if it was that post specifically but in that search the light bulb flipped on.
So with out further ado, here is my quick and easy tutorial on fixing glitter ornaments.
Mod Podge: I chose matte because I didn’t want the gloss to distract from the glitter. I wanted to let it look like it should’ve in the first place minus all the glitter everywhere. ($3)
(I was able to purchase 3-2 fl oz bottles from the dollar section at Target. Thanks Target!)
Foam brushes: pack of 1″ foam brushes from Home Depot. (~$2)
Paper towels/Newspaper: for easier clean up
And of course, Glittered Ornaments
I did 1-2 layers of mod podge and then hung the ornaments. Wait a couple of hours for them to dry. If you don’t know, Mod Podge goes on white, which is nice, so you know you got it all, and it dries clear.
Besides, paper towels, glittered ornaments, mod podge, and foam brushes. Make sure you have space to hang the ornaments to dry. You may need to be more creative than I was. I lucked out and while I still don’t love the knob hardware in my kitchen, it came in super handy for this project.
So for an extra $5 I was finally able to display my glittered ornaments with out the mess.