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February 27th, 2013 | Posted by Emily in DIY


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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  • http://glossymusings.com/ Alyssa

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

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Agreed. Thanks, Alyssa!

  • whitney

    what a great idea! i love that vase.

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Thanks, Whitney!

  • http://twitter.com/decorandthedog Michelle

    Sparkly!! These turned out REALLY nice.

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Michelle, you’re so sweet. Thanks!

  • Ali Mackin

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

    Ali of


    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Thanks, Ali! Will definitely check out your blog as well!

  • Grace – Stripes & Sequins

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

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Thanks, Grace! What’s not to love about stripes … and sequins? :)

  • http://www.cupcakesandcoffeebreaks.com/ Erica | cupcakes+coffee breaks

    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!

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Thanks, Erica! You should definitely glitter it up soon. It’s fun!

  • Kristen Rodriguez

    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.

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      You’re very welcome, Kristen. I’ll look forward to seeing more on your blog. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tamsyn.riley Tamsyn Riley

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

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  • http://twitter.com/MySFKitchen My SF Kitchen

    I LOVE Michaels! These are so cute Emily!

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com Emily

      Thanks, Kristianne!

  • FierceandFashionable

    You did such a wonderful job! :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

    • http://www.sparklemeetspop.com/ Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

      Thanks, Michelle!

  • SwaRai

    I love this! So cute!!