GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER!
Day 15 of my 365 Days of tenting out Pinterest Pins ...
"its no secret that I'm a big fan of glitter (and glitters cousin sequin" ... and that is the truth .. Iv been wanting to do this pin for a long time .. Glitter Magnets .. of course you can really do anything you want with the glitter stones when you are finished ... all you need is a glue gun and some imagination .. but lets stick to the task at hand ...
The original pin
What You Will Need
~ Clear flat back 'marbles' The glass dome you can find at the craft store or dollar store. Make sure they are clear, if the have an opal or pearl glaze they wont work.
Strong magnets ... they have to hold the weight of the glass dome
~ E6000 Glue .... the mother of all glues .. (from Walmart or Micheals)
~ GLITTER!!! I used both the expensive and fabulous Martha Stewart Octagon Glitter (thank you Martha) and semi fine dollar store glitter ..
~A paint brush ..
~Varnish (I used Folkart)
~Little Helpers ( I had all my nieces and nephews help .. it was a blast .. )
I set up all my gliter fabulousness in little bowls in a line .. I took one child at a time for the glitter dipping so things didnt get messy ..
Maddy Moustached the glitter :)
put a dab of glue on the back of your glass dome .. spread it with a paint brush (3 mm thick)
dip your dome in glitter! You can keep the colors solid or multi dip, get creative ..
let your glitter domes dry about 3 hours .. we put them on papers with each kids name ..
when your glitter is dry seal the backs with a layer of varnish .
Get a helper like my nephew Mikey!!! He was awesome ..
He even used a rag to help me wipe off any excess varnish that dripped to the front .. what a man!!!
Give the varnish another hour to dry .. if you need to speed er up use a blow dryer ..
now take your E600 glue and attach your magnets .. I forget to photograph this step so bam!
more cute pics of my awesome family!
let that glue dry and WALAAAA!!!!
Hello GLITTER FABULOUS NESS!!!!!
Verdict ... AWESOME!! TIPS .. no glue gun .. it wont hold .. I found only E6000 worked and we used weak magnets at first that didn't hold either .. so get the good glue and the strong magnets ..
I actually made a necklace out of one of my glass domes to .. Ill update this post tomorrow and show you .. we thought about using the dome and knobs on a dresser and gluing them to a picture frame ..
Here is the fabulous necklace I made with my 'shimmer rock" I purchased a few bezels from Etsy .. "Lace Edge Bezel Cups 35mm" 4 for $2.80.
I hung a cute star charm on it after the photo .. :) magical