Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Glittered Picture Frame and Light Switch Cover

For the last week or so I have been busy re-doing my daughters bedroom.
She decided she no longer wanted pink, green and butterflies and instead wanted black and bright pink.
Pretty bold colors and she had some bold ideas to go along with it.
One of her ideas is GLITTER!
Lots and lots of glitter was requested.
So, I am on a quest to glitterize as much as I can without going over board. 
This is the first of my "glitter" projects.

What you will need:
Frame and/or Lightswitch cover
Modge Podge
Paint brush/sponge

I am sure that there are many ways out there to add glitter to something but this worked out really well for what we were doing so here goes.
First I added a thick layer of Modge Podge to the frame and switch plate.  I did a small section at a time.
Sprinkle the glitter on generously.  Don't miss any spots.  Better to throw more on then have to go back and do it again.
Go around the whole thing and then let dry completely.
Once dry, lift up your frame or switch plate and tap off the excess glitter onto the newspaper. 
Make sure you get as much off as you can by doing this.
After I did this, I realized that some more glitter will probably come off and cause me more heartache so my solution was to put a thick layer of Modge Podge over the glitter.  This made the rest of the glitter stay in place.  Since it dried clear, you can't even tell and it made it a little smoother.
Here is the finished product.
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
  I still haven't hung up the frame but I will update with photos as soon as I do.
Cost of this project:
$1.38 for the frame from Goodwill
Glitter, Modge Podge, Brush and Switch Cover I already had on hand.
Did you make this project?  Link me to it!  I would love to see it!

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