(Closed) I need help with our topper

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

To add glitter, I would get a spray adhesive and add Martha Stewart glitter. The brand is a personal preference, but I like how tiny her glitter is. Some glitter says “elementary art school project” but hers doesn’t :). Good luck!

Post # 5
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Lol, good call. Glitter glue isn’t very easy to work with because it won’t go on very smooth. Glitter paint would be a good idea, or if you wanted to use loose glitter, I bet someone makes a top coat for it :).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could use the kind of glitter glue that has a clear base (if that makes sense). You can spread it on really easily with a foam brush. This would work best if you still want some of the white background to show through the glitter. It won’t be solidly covered.

A lower-effort option would just be to use a glittery or shimmery ribbon to create a looped tie to hang it somewhere. (Are you planning on hanging it?)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsRingor2011: don’t forget to put a sealer on it.  something to keep the glitter from falling off later. 

There is a REALLY good glitter paint (Extreme Glitter by Folk Art) that I used on my dragon eggs.  Even after my pretty eggs have dried (and yes it dries clear! WEEE!!) it doesn’t come off! AT ALL!!  (and I’ve rough-handled these eggs, A LOT, lol).

If it’s going on the cake, I’d still put a sealer on it, juuuuust to be on the safe side.  But I LOVE that paint.  The one I use is a sparkly silver color (it says silver on the bottle) but it also comes in other colors (have NOT used these!).

I painted my paper mache’ eggs black, purple, and blue (dragon eggs, hehehehehe) and the silver glitter sparkles even in dull light.  so, you should be able to paint your “R” a different color (if you want) and then, after it dries, go over it with that silver paint.

oh, and it’s an acrylic paint, in case you’re wondering.

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