|Posted on January 15, 2012 at 7:20 PM|
I dont know about you but Pinterest totally fuels my crafty side NON STOP. My 'Pinspiration' today was this pic -
I got out all of the supplies needed for the project and got started!
Use the rubbing alcohol to clean the keys of really good - both sides.
You dont HAVE to do this step but I wanted to make sure this glitter wasnt going anywhere. I used my Bonder/base nailpolish to add an extra layer for the Mod Podge to stick to. Simply paint a thin layer and let it dry.
Now that they are ready for the glitter its time to chose some colors....
Here are the 4 I picked. 2 green and 2 blue.
Using a brush paint a thin layer over the entire part of the key that you want glitter on.
Thankfully my keys fit perfectly into the small trays of glitter so I didnt have to dump any out and make and even bigger mess. But if push came to shove I would have just dumped it out and made a pile of glitter in the tray.
Do one layer for all of your keys and let them dry up. Once they are dry (I waited like 10mins) its on to layer #2! Paint another thin layer of glue and dip into glitter and then let them dry.
Once the glue was dry I used the end of my scissors to tap the sides of each key to get rid of any loose glitter. Then I painted a very generous layer of clear nailpolish on every surface that the glitter was applied on. It seemed like the glitter soaked up the clear polish so on some spots I added extra (you will be able to tell if it needs more. It kinda looks dull in those spots.) The polish dried in about 10 mins or so and they were set to go!
Here they are all done!
I love them to pieces!!! So glittery and cute! I had all the stuff on hand so this lil' project didnt cost a dime (if you want to know - I got the glitter from the dollar bins at Michaels). With all the dry times for each layer, I think at most, this took about 30 mins. You could do them in ANY color glitter you can find, and quite frankly, I think any color would look great!
Give it a try - you wont be disappointed! -
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