Glitter Frame – I’m in love with GLITTER again!

I am SO EXCITED! Thank you Martha Stewart and Plaid for helping me fall in love with glitter again!
Glitter and I have had a very tense relationship over the past few years. I’ve admired glitter from afar, but try not to get too close. Because glitter is clingy. One interaction with glitter, and days (even weeks) later, I’m still finding remnants of that encounter – on my table, on the floor, in my hair.
I’m not the kind of mommy who spends her Friday nights out at the club, glammed up with glitter, but my co-workers wonder if I’ve got a secret life when I show up with glitter on my cheeks on Monday mornings after a weekend of glitter crafting. Except for the occasional slip-up, I’ve banned glitter from my craft room for years.
Until now. Thank you for making the Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint as part of the Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line by Plaid. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this paint. With glitter that stays where I paint it. That doesn’t rub off at the slightest touch. And is as sparkly and shimmery as glitter should be.

Now that my love-affair with glitter has been rekindled, I made these picture frames for my nieces, because every girl loves sparkly and shiny, right? They were super simple. I started with wooden letters and frames from Michael’s, Martha Stewart Craft Paints in Pearl and Glitter {YAY!} and some of Martha’s awesome paintbrushes.
 I painted the frames with the beautiful shimmer of the pearl paint. It only took one coat to get the coverage I wanted.
And painted the letters with the glitter paint. I did about 3 coats of glitter paint to get the amount of sparkle I wanted.
I wanted to add some more fun to the frames, so I used the foam pouncers with some matte yellow paint from this same line and one of the Martha Stewart stencils. Quick, easy, and adds some texture to the frames.
Once everything was dry, I glued on the letters, and I’m all done… except for finding the perfect pictures of each of my nieces to put into the frames. I’m thinking of pictures that include their favorite Tante! {In case it isn’t obvious – that would be me.}

If you and glitter have been “on the outs” you should check out the new line of Martha Stewart Craft Paints by Plaid. They’re sold exclusively at Michael’s in the US and Canada, and are appearing on shelves now. This paint works on all surfaces, not just wood! You can use the 160 paint colors that come in 5 finishes on wood, metal, glass, ceramic, terra-cotta and FABRIC! AND comes in 5 different finishes (not just glitter). With paint this versatile in my arsenal, expect to see many more craft projects where I use it… including a few more TODAY!



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  1. I love your picture frames!!! Your Martha Stewart project came out great!!!

  2. adorable! i’ve never fallen out of love with glitter….but i may be falling deeper in love with it now!

  3. Cracking up at the thought of your coworkers wondering about your glitter hair. The frames are gorgeous!

  4. Oh, how fun! I secretly love glitter. No one knows. 😀

  5. So fun!! I love glitter too!


  6. Great frames. I am a new follower. Found you through participation in this campaign. I can’t wait to try the glitter. Tweeting this. I would love you to link it to Thrifty Thursday.

  7. I have always loved the fine texture of Martha’s glitter, and I have the glitter paint here to try but haven’t yet! Looking forward to it now, these came out great. I just posted my stenciled tray tables using the pearl and satin paints. 🙂

  8. Can i ask did u seal the acrylic after glitter??


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