I am addicted to housewares at Anthropologie, particularly for the kitchen. I regularly will fill up an online shopping basket, but then balk at the sum before I can purchase them. Before the holidays, I ventured into Christmas Tree shop (always a daunting and gruesome expedition) and was thrilled to find these little ceramic produce baskets that looked exactly like the coveted Anthropologie bins, at one sixth of the cost.
However, because they only came in white and were fairly plain, I decided to jazz them up a little with some of my new Martha Stewart glitter. Knowing I would use these to store bracelets and watches, I used red and teal to mirror the color of my ceramic egg crates that I use for earring holders.
After taping off the edges of where I wanted the glitter with painters tape, I used a Q-tip to spread glue around the edges of the ceramic, and lightly shook glitter over the top. Make sure that you apply glitter over a piece of paper so afterwards you can roll it up and pour the remaining glitter back in the tube. It is precious!
After letting the glue dry, I finished them off by spraying with hairspray. Some crafters advise that hairspray might cause the glitter to yellow over time, but since I was working with what I had in the house, I made do!
Now that I have a bulk package of glitters, what else should I use it to create? Let me know in the comments. Happy crafting.