We realize using glitter doesn’t require a PhD. But there are definitely a couple little tricks that can make it less messy. Plus, we’ll show you a great way to organize it so you always have it’s sparkly goodness right at your fingertips!
Here are a few of the specific items used.
- Regular Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers (Find at Walmart or Dollar stores for $1.00 a pair)
- Tiny Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers )
- Spray Adhesive
- Mod Podge
- Regular envelope
- Sheet of paper
How to Use Glitter
EASY GLITTER CLEANUP
If you’ve used glitter much you know that this stuff can get everywhere and can be tricky to get back into the container after you’re done with it. Here is a fool proof way to clean up after putting glitter on smaller objects. All you need is a folded piece of paper.
GLUES & FINISHING
Glitter works with most any type of glue. White school glue is a general favorite. Just spread an even thin coat over your item and sprinkle glitter on and let it dry. Another quicker option that works quite well for a light layer of glitter is to use spray adhesive.
If you’re putting glitter on something that will be handled or used regularly it’s always a good idea to seal it after the glitter dries on the glue. This can be done with a spray gloss sealer or Mod Podge which is our favorite. It helps prevent glitter droppings from falling everywhere.
How to Organize & Store Glitter
I had various types of glitter that I kept in a box. Some were in long plastic tubes, others in small plastic containers. Then I had a bunch of the glitter dust which is an incredibly fine powder glitter. Those were in tiny sealed bags which were a pain to use. I decided to make my glitter a little easier to use and store. I purchased some regular size clear salt and pepper shakers. You can typically get them for $1.00 a set or less. I use these for the normal glitter. For my powdered glitter I bought a pack of tiny glass salt and pepper shakers that I found on Amazon for $7 a dozen. Now I can grab a bottle and sprinkle away on anything using my method above for returning unused glitter back to its bottle.