10 INSPIRATIONS FOR...
Julie Kirk finds time to shine with her glittering selection of makes
Grab your glitter and start creating sparkling projects for lots of different occasions
1 Clean cut
If you’re not fond of the sparkly mess associated with adding glitter to your projects, don’t worry – you needn’t miss out on the bling! Try glittered vinyl sheets or card instead. Here, two shades of glittery vinyl have been die cut and layered without a drop of glitter being spilled!
2 Naughty or nice
Leave someone guessing whether their gift is something special, or a piece of coal, with this fun ‘naughtyor-nice-ometer’ gift tag! Depending on which direction it’s tipped, the glitter will slide to indicate which of Santa’s lists the recipient has made it onto this year. Best behaviour, everyone!
3 Little gems
Add sparkle to plain die-cut shapes with this daring, dripping, artistic effect! Use a fairly runny glue or gloss then lift up the die cut with tweezers, to allow the glue to drip down the shape, creating a natural and uneven edge. Then simply add some glitter.
4 Name dropping
Bring some bling to the festive party table with personalised place settings, written in glitter glue. Write names onto die-cut shapes then add them to the finished decorated place card afterwards. This way, if you make a mistake, you won’t have spoiled the whole thing.
5 Festive forest
Fill a shaker aperture with glitter and glitter-card ‘baubles’, to add glitz and glamour to an otherwise crisp and clean design. Add the glitter first, by tipping it directly onto the acetate window, then add glittering discs behind for additional texture.
6 Simply sophisticated
Double-sided adhesive is a great way to quickly create stylish glittery designs. Here, doublesided tape has been applied, in three different widths, to a plain gift bag, before sprinkling glitter on top. Adding the bands of glitter at varying angles gives the bag an Art Deco feel.
7 Shake away
Transform a simple box frame into a sparkling snow-globe style shaker filled with glitter and sequins. Cover the inside and outside edges of the frame with patterned paper, sprinkle the glitter inside, and add a sentiment or scene to the backing board. Close it all up and shake!