PINTEREST CHALLENGE: DIY GLITTER MAKEUP VASE & NOTEPADSFebruary 27th, 2013 | Posted by 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.