These, just like the DIY Glitter Glass Bottles, are super easy to make, not to mention fun! I made both versions for my graduation party, and they turned out so lovely!
~Wooden frames of any size
~Glitter paint. (I used this one)
~Paintbrush or sponge
~Clear spray paint sealant
Option One (Glitter frames with pink edges)
Step One- Painting
When using the glitter paint, make sure to get a lot of paint on the brush because you will want a good first coat. You want to really cover this baby with glitter! Also, don't paint the edges of the frame because we will address that part later.
Step Two- More Painting
With the glitter paint, you will need to apply another coat of paint or maybe even two more coats if you applied thin coats. Just make sure that you let the paint dry for around an hour in-between coats.
Step Three- Add in the Color
When the paint dries, you need to paint those edges that you previously left blank. I love the contrasting edges because it gives the frames a bit of personality!
And that's it! So easy, right! Now for the second option...
Option Two (Pink frame with glitter edges)
Step One- Paint
This time, I painted the frame pink, leaving the edges blank. I only used one coat, but you could apply another coat if you're feeling ambitious.
Step Two- Mod Podge
Paint the Mod Podge on the edges of your frame. I like to do only one or two sides at a time so that the glue doesn't dry while I do the next step. But I get ahead of myself.
Step Three- GLITTER!
I poured some glitter into a plate and then dipped the glued edges into the glitter, but you could directly pour the glitter on the glue as well; just make sure that you place a plate or some newspaper under the downpour!
Step Four- Lay the Boundaries
I know some people say to color outside of the lines, but right here, I like to tell my glitter to stay inside of the lines! The glitter tended to go all over the place, so I scraped the edges to form a clean line.
Step Five (not pictured)- Entrap the Glitter
Follow the directions on your clear spray paint sealant to apply a few coats over the glitter edges. I found this easiest to do if I placed the frames over shoeboxes so that the edges of the frames lay a few inches off of the ground.
And that's it! So easy and simple! Now, all you have to do it fill the frames with something lovely! I designed pretty layouts for my favorite verses on Word Swag (an amazing app), and I displayed these influential words on every table at my party. I will leave you with this verses describing what is truly beautiful in this world:
And yes, glitter does make the cut. Because last I checked, glitter is lovely. Very lovely indeed. A creation from God. In fact, when you think about it, glitter gets its beauty from reflecting the light, and with no light to reflect, the glitter is just pieces of plastic. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't decorate my room with dull pieces of plastic. And just so, we find our true beauty when we reflect the light of Jesus Christ! Why would the world want to look like us if we don't reflect the Light? For without Jesus, we are like dull pieces of plastic.
So I encourage you to play with glitter this week, yes, but even more so I encourage you to act like glitter, gaining beauty by reflecting the Light!
Stay tuned for a guest post and a post about my favorite two words! And comment below what you think about the recent glitter posts!
P.S. Crafting for me looks much different than blog photos most of the time. Here's "real-life" look at the afternoon of crafting at my house, complete with multiple projects, newspaper, and an empty bowl which once held grapes. Just being honest about life for you guys!