How to Make Glitter Art

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Dec 31, 2012 | By:
One of the easiest ways to transform your home for a party is to switch out your art.  I created this New Year’s decor for a Style Me Pretty New Year’s shoot, photographed by Alea Lovely. It’s quick & easy to make glitter art.
New Year's party decor
New Year's party decor
As you can see, I used them in a number of different ways…
A white table with a pin board above it and a 2013 cake on it.
dessert bar backdrop
New Year's decor ideas
and art in the living room
New Year's Eve party
they couldn’t be easier to create!
To create your own in just minutes:
Putting glitter on the glue letters
Print your designs in a light shade – I did mine in the lightest gray and printed on fast draft.
Writing out words with glue
Using a glue pen, trace your design, one word at a time to prevent drying.
Leftover gold glitter
Cover the area in glitter and continue.
Gold glitter letters and numbers
Turn your card stock to remove the glitter and allow to dry.  Once dry, dust off the excess.
{DIY photos, Julie Blanner}  Click here to see more from the New Year’s Eve Party photo shoot.

This year’s New Year’s theme is all that glitters and shines.  Using votives that I already had, glitter and spray adhesive, I created illuminating decor that just may make another appearance at Adalyn and Aniston’s birthday party.  First & last image credit: Alea Lovely, as seen on our NYE photo shoot on Style Me Pretty.

DIY Glitter Votives featured on Style Me Pretty

A candle dipped in gold glitter.

I sprayed the bottom half of the votives with spray adhesive. If you want a clean, polished line, just use painter’s tape.

A candle being sprayed with glue

A candle being sprayed with glue

For sake of ease, I just dipped the votives in the bottle of glitter.  Areas covered in glue are covered.  Tap and remove.

Dipping a candle into glitter

30 seconds later, you have this:

A glitter dipped candle

Allow to dry.  For cylinders, I just tossed a pile of glitter onto my kraft paper work space.

Leftover glitter on parchment paper
Spray the cylinder and roll.
diy glitter votives
diy glitter votives