Geeks and Glitter

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DIY Glitter Jars

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Are you looking for a great way to organize your stuff that doesn't look so boring? Well look no further. You can easily turn a simple plastic or glass container into something stunning with lots of GLITTER, With these DIY glitter jars, you will want to organize everything in your home or office. 



ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Mod Podge ( I use the Michaels brand)
  • Glitter (Chunky works best)
  • Glass or Plastic Jar
  • Alcohol or Nail polish remover
  • Foam paintbrush 
  • Acrylic sealing spray



Step 1: Place some newspapers down on your table so that you don't get glitter and glue everywhere and prep your jar (if you are working with glass) by cleaning it with alcohol or nail polish remover using an alcohol pad. I found my glass jars at goodwill here and they were only .59 cents a piece which made this even more fun because it was so cheap!

Step 2: Using the foam brush, coat the inside of the glass jar with your glue. Don't use a thick layer, but just enough so that the glitter will stick.

Step 3: Add a generous amount of glitter into the bottom of the jar, and spin the jar on its side to slowly work the glitter around the inside surface of the jar. Add more glitter as needed. Feel free to allow the glue to sit and add more glitter as needed if it didn't coat well the first time.Depending on how much glue you use, it may take several hours to a day or two to dry. Do not worry if the glue looks white at first and you can't see the glitter. When the glue dries it will dry clear.Be sure to tap any excess glitter out of the jar before you set it to dry. Let the jar dry upside down.

Step 4: Once the jars have completely dried, you can use and an acrylic setting spray to keep the glitter in place. Because I decided to use these jars to only hold markers, I lightly dabbed more decoupage glue on the inside with my foam brush and left it like that. If I was using this for a makeup brush holder, I would definitely use an acrylic spray to keep the glitter off of my brushes. No one wants to get glitter in their eyes.

My camera didn't want to work properly when doing this project, so I decided to upload a video that I found helpful when I was doing this project on my own. You can find it below.


So, what did y'all think. I hope you like this tutorial and enjoy creating your own glitter jars. These were really fun to make.

Be blessed.
Jess - Geeks and Glitter

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