HOW TO: Add Glitter To Anything Without It Falling Off!

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been in love with anything that has glitter! I think that glitter makes anything and everything look better. I recently went on a glittering spree with mod podge and gold glitter and now I have a bunch of stuff covered in glitter! haha Two of my favorite things that I “glittered” are my paddle brush and make up brushes. My paddle brush was just a plain purple brush and I have several brushes that are the same and wanted to be able to tell them apart quickly.

All you need is:

  • Mod Podge (Make sure its the GLOSSY one!)
  • Your Favorite Color Glitter (I just got mine from walmart)
  • Foam Brush (I found these work better to spread the mod podge than regular paint brushes)

First you want to make sure the item is clean, wash it with some soap and water or wipe it down with a damp cloth and dry it.

Then apply a layer of mod podge over the object with your foam brush. You might want to work in sections depending on the object so you don’t get mod podge all over your hands and so you can set it down to dry without messing up the glitter.

Sprinkle the glitter on top of it and make sure all of the mod podge is covered and let the layer dry. (I worked over a piece of cardboard so that I could pour the excess glitter back in the bottle)

[Sprinkling the glitter after applying the mod podge leaves a smoother finish as opposed to mixing the glitter with the mod podge then applying it.]

If you want the glitter layer to be really opaque (like me) then apply another layer of mod podge on top of the first one and sprinkle glitter over it again and let it dry.

Once the second layer has dried apply another layer of mod podge over the glitter and let it dry. This seals in the glitter so it won’t fall off the object while you’re using it, and it’ll keep its glittery shiny finish if you used the glossy mod podge.

Let it dry for several hours before you use it just to be safe, then whatever object you chose should be beautiful and glittery! (:


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46 responses to “HOW TO: Add Glitter To Anything Without It Falling Off!

  1. Oh this is dangerous…I’m going to want to glitter everything I own! Great tip though, thank you 🙂

    • haha omg I’m the same way!
      glad you liked it! thanks for reading! 🙂

      • Teresa Mcleod

        Would this work on the back of a cell phone cover. Mine is just white and boring. I have another cover to use till this one is dry, but was just wondering if it would last since it would be handled everyday all day long. Would it chip off the edges of the phone cover? If it would last I would so do it to give my phone some sparkle. 🙂

      • I’ve used it on a phone case and it lasted it didn’t chip or peel or anything and I’ve had it on my hairbrush since October and I’ve traveled with it and dropped it on the floor and I haven’t had a problem with it chipping 🙂

  2. I just found your blog from Pinterest! I always say “I sweat glitter”, so this is perfect for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Amanda @ Running In Heels

  3. Savannah Hart

    Can this be used on fabric ? Like shoes ?

  4. I’m using this idea on wooden letters that spell out my name. I wanna make sure the glitter really holds so that doesn’t fall off after I hang the letters on my wall. I will let you know how everything turns out. Thanks for sharing this idea with everyone!!

  5. jelayna

    What if i dont have the glossy kind of modge podge. will it work with the matte one?

  6. Kaleigh Wallace

    i’ve heard that the mod podge leaves a sticky residue. is there any thing to spray on it or do to seal the glitter that doesn’t leave it sticky?

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  8. Do you think it would work with sand?

  9. Gracie Yeargin

    I found this on pinterest. Super cute idea! I LOVE glitter.

  10. Marisa

    I did this to my prom shoes last year. And my clutch purse this year. And my calculator. And probably much more in the future.

  11. oh wow…this is soo gonna come in handy! do you think i could do this with my chacos!?

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  15. Pretty!

    Love this.

  16. NattyBeezle

    Does it feel smooth? Or is it scratchy?

  17. I can’t WAIT to try this…..Glitter makes me happy!!!!!!

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  19. Super excited! I’m OCD about things matching and currently my make up brushes are two different brands DUH! just pink glitter them and they’ll all look uniform and sassy! Sweet!

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  21. Sharon

    Thank you! I have to glitter up a pair of boots (I’m a dance mom) and the gal at Michaels directed me towards the Modge Podge and loose glitter. I googled it to make sure she wasn’t crazy and found your post. I have confidence now. Thanks!

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