I am just in love with Minieco‘s website – it’s so colorful and fun, my day is instantly brightened. Plus the author offers tons of downloadable paper templates and the origami-lover in me just can’t stay away. I particularly am drawn to the paper gemstone templates since they seem such a paradox. Precious gemstones! Made of cheap materials! By your own two hands! I needed some accent pieces for my seemingly-unending home office makeover, and so immediately decided to bump up the glam factor by using a glitter cardstock and making 2 coordinating gemstones for my desk. Here’s how:
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So having been so inspired by gold-appointed typography art, I just had to make some myself to hang in my new office. The great thing about DIY’ing it is that you can choose anything: any word, phrase, or saying that has special meaning to you – and forever memorialize it in paint and glitter. It looks so chic livening up a freshly-painted wall!
pre-cut picture mat / large piece of white cardstock / gold craft paint / loose gold glitter (not pictured) / printout of your words / Mod Podge (not pictured)
Tools: paintbrush / tape / something to protect your surface / craft knife / pencil & eraser / ruler / bowl for paint
Around this time of year we all want our homes to be festive and bright; our holiday table filled with cheer. These DIY glimmering, glittery Christmas napkins adorned with ornaments and made with Tulip Shimmer Sheets can help serve up a wonderful meal as a sparkling accessory. Plus, once the cutting’s done, application is a cinch! Here’s how to make your own:
I feel silly that I haven’t tried this before. Usually when my manicure chips, I scrape it off and start anew. But a quick swipe of glitter on the tips camouflages things enough that it can last me at least another 3-4 days. Brilliant!
Base color: Essie Lilacism
Glitter: Nails Inc. London Chelsea Embankment*
*I was so happy to have found this glittery gold polish: it’s a really fine glitter, but with maximum, full coverage. I as so sick of glitter polishes that only contained a few sparkles floating in a clear polish…this is just perfect for full-on, max glitter!!
How do you extend the life of your manicure?
(When you aren’t getting gel manicures, that is…)
Now I know there have been a million and one tutorials floating around the internet for glittery, blinged-out items…including shoes. So this may be a little superfluous, but it’s a little bit of a different method than the other tutes I have seen, hopefully resulting in a very permanent DIY! Read on for the how-to…