Sunday, January 8, 2012

Making an old thing new.

I love the idea of reusing something.  Especially since my budget right now doesn't allow me to buy non-essentials.  We leave for our honeymoon this coming Saturday so I wanted a clutch to go with the shoes I glitterized for our wedding reception.  I grabbed an old clutch from about 8 years ago and went to work.  I used the standard method of gloss Mod Podge and glitter.  The Martha Stewart glitter is amazing for these projects, but any glitter will do. 

This is so easy you won't even believe it!

1.  Pour Mod Podge into a container you can seal. (In my case it was a plastic cup with a piece of foil I put over the opening.)  This will keep your mixture from hardening in between coats.

2.  Add the glitter!  The amount of glitter you add will depend on the amount of coverage you want.  Since this wasn't a wearable item I made my pretty thick and paste-y with glitter!

3.  Apply with a brush!  It dries fairly quick so it doesn't take too long.  Just keep going over the sparse spots until you achieve optimum coverage.

4.  You can put a coat of plain Mod Podge over it but I feel like it is sealed pretty well.

That's it!  Below is my clutch, the bow was just a fabric bow I made then covered in glitter and attached it with hot glue. I also added the shoes I did for our wedding reception (they started out as just black pumps!) and a pair of old Converse I made over.

Happy glittering!

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