I inherited an addiction to free swag from my dad. He couldn’t come back from a work conference or business trip without a hoard of pens, koozies, T-shirts, notepads, bags, and anything else you can slap a logo on. At USC’s senior sendoff, they gave away plastic wayfarer style sunglasses. Although I like the look, I thought I could make them more wearable by hiding the logo. Even though I try to avoid glitter crafts like the plague, it seemed like the obvious solution.
After I came up with my brilliant glitter solution, I stumbled across this tutorial that confirmed my hunch. They were a little more difficult than I anticipated, but I think I got the hang of it if I decide to do it again. Please learn from my mistakes!
- Tape off the section you want glittered. Since I was just doing part of the arms I left the lenses vulnerable and getting stray glitter off them was a pain. I recommend taping a tissue or something around them to keep them clean. Also, do two layers of tape, I’ll explain why later.
- Mod Podge the area to glitter. You can also mix glitter and Mod Podge, but I went with this method instead.
- Sprinkle glitter over the wet Mod Podge. Remove the top layer of tape while it is still wet and let the glitter dry completely.
- Seal with Mod Podge. If the glitter isn’t dry you will smear it all off. While the top coat is still wet, remove the second layer of tape. I made the mistake of doing one layer of tape and removing it at the end, which pulled off a chunk of the glitter, ruining the clean line.