The 4th of July is right around the corner so I am busy crafting and putting some decor up around the house to celebrate. This week I am playing with some glittery goodies I received from American Crafts and I am hoping to share several projects with you this week!
Who doesn’t love a little Glitter!!??
Today I am excited to share with you how I make my own glitter glue – yes you can buy premade glitter glue but I like to make my own – I like having the freedom to make the glitter glue in any color I like – and today I will show you how!
It is so easy to make and I just love the look that glitter glue gives my craft projects.
Fine Glitter (I used American Crafts Extra Fine Zing and Wow Glitter)
I like to make my glitter glue in a little jar so it doesn’t dry out before I use it all up. It won’t stay indefinitely in the jar but it will last for a month or two.
First pour some Mod Podge glue into a jar (or paper cup if you aren’t planning on saving it). Next add some fine glitter to your glue.
Now stir the glitter into the glue.
The amount of glitter you need to add depends on what you are planning to put the glitter on. When I make crafts like my wood Freedom blocks I want just a little bit of glitter – enough that you can see a bit of glitter on the front.
This was my 4th of July shelf last year and I love the look the glitter glue added to the front of my Freedom blocks. It is hard to see in the picture but the glitter on the front of the blocks adds a nice shimmery glittery look.
Some projects call for a ton of glitter and that is when I add a lot more glitter. I am planning a fun craft (to be on the blog soon) where I need my glitter glue to have the glitter be very visible. So I added more glitter to the glue. Here is the glitter glue with more glitter added to it.
You can see that the glitter glue is a lot darker. Now you can use for your craft and put a lid on to save the glitter glue for later!
Do you like to use glitter glue? Have you ever made your own?
Disclosure: I received product from American Crafts to make this project – all opinions are 100% mine.