It’s thrilling to participate in the Pinterest Challenge for the first time on Sparkle Meets Pop. Today I’m joining with Sherry of Young House Love (remember when I met them?!), Katie from Bower Power, Megan from The Remodeled Life, and Michelle from Decor and the Dog. (In the past, I’ve posted about it on NewlyWife with projects like adding frames to bathroom mirrors, nailhead trim inspiration board, and a faux leather covered drum shade chandelier.) This time I wasn’t looking for any major updates, just some fun ones.

Glitter was the name of the game and I found some notepads from Target and a pedestal vase from Michael’s. I’ve passed by Martha Stewart glitter paints in Michaels before, and have wanted to try them out. As for my inspiration, I remember pinning these glittery votive candle holders from 100 Layer Cake back in the day, so I’d glitterize something in a similar fashion.


Here’s what I started with:


I taped off one of the notepads and the vase. While I initially started with the glitter paint, I realized I’d go crazy trying to get a fully glittery coverage from that paint alone. So for the striped notepad and the vase I put on a quick bit of gold acrylic paint and then followed with about three coats of the glitter. For the polka dots, I found that dropping little drips from the container led to the best little dots.



Did I love the Martha Stewart paint? Not really. Maybe with a flat sponge paint to dab it on it could have been different. I had wanted to skip the dry glitter because of the mess, but clearly it would have led to a much quicker and more glittery outcome. Oh well, you live, you learn, you craft again.


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  1. Everything deserves a touch of glitter if you ask me. SUCH cute projects!

  2. whitney on February 27, 2013 at 8:25 am said:

    what a great idea! i love that vase.

  3. Sparkly!! These turned out REALLY nice.

  4. Ali Mackin on February 27, 2013 at 10:47 am said:

    What a GREAT d.i.y I LOVE it! Very cute blog. Following on Bloglovin

    Ali of

  5. Grace - Stripes & Sequins on February 27, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

    this is great – I particularly LOVE the striped notebook… naturally!

  6. I love those glitter votives, and I think your pedestal vase turned out so pretty! I think I might have to find myself something similar and glitter it up asap!

  7. Kristen Rodriguez on February 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm said:

    Thank you so much for your nice comment about my home on Dressing Ken today! Love an easy DIY with a lot of impact! Def pinning these and giving them a try.

  8. There is nothing better than glitter!! These are both gorgeous :)

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  10. I LOVE Michaels! These are so cute Emily!

  11. FierceandFashionable on March 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm said:

    You did such a wonderful job! :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  12. SwaRai on March 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm said:

    I love this! So cute!!

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