Once upon a time, I was walking through the craft store and saw a set of 12 fine glitters in bright colors and thought to myself, “I might need these some day.” This happens to a lot of people, right? Thinking that you need certain craft staples and then actually using them are not always the same thing though.
That’s not to say they’ve sat completely untouched. It’s just that I don’t use glitter nearly as much as I thought I would. Especially given my later discovery of glitter paper, which is virtually mess-free by comparison. So, I’m making it a mission to use what I have on hand as much as possible this year.
One of the most popular glitter DIYs for adults out there is the glitter champagne bottle. Obviously, I needed to try this one. I have both glitter and Modge Podge (the recommended champagne bottle adhesive across crafting blogs), so this seemed like a good craft to go with.
Since Purim is coming around the corner, and I already made a cute galaxy Hamentashen garland, I was hoping to match the glitter champagne with the garland to make it extra fun. But when I pulled out the glitters, none of the colors really matched. Undeterred, I considered the next best thing: a custom glitter blend.
Could I have just poured a bunch of colors into a bowl and called it good? Probably. But I wanted consistency in the color effect in the event that I ran out and needed to make more. Also, considering the colors and light effects of the galaxy paper, I knew that I wanted to have more purple with some green and pink with hints of light blue. A dash of silver lightened up the overall look.
For a more specific breakdown, here’s the exact recipe I used to cover one champagne bottle:
1/2 t silver
1/2 t light blue
1 t hot pink
1 t lime green
2 t purple
As for covering the champagne bottle, I taped around the base of the foil, then painted on a thin, even coat of Modge Podge. Dust with glitter, allow to dry, and repeat. A final layer of Modge Podge sealed the glitter quite nicely.
I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how my custom glitter blend turned out. I can’t wait to try it again soon, perhaps using warmer colors. What do you think?