This post features an easy tutorial for glittered vases for an easy centerpiece. It has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StickItToLint #CollectiveBias
These glittered jars make a great vase to use as part of a centerpiece. They’re easy to make and give any table a little bit of “wow” with the glitz of the glitter! Don’t fear – if you’re like me and dislike the mess of glitter DIY projects, you’ll also find some quick tips to make this simple and mess-free! Win-win!
To start, you’ll only need a few items.
Mason Jars (Plain without etching or raised surfaces) works best.
Crafting Glue (should dry clear)
Glitter (Fine Cut looks prettiest in my opinion)
Paper Plates (to work on)
Hair Spray (Optional)
Start by taping the part of the glass jar you’ll want to glitter.
Paint on Crafting Glue in an even, light coat.
Lightly sprinkle or “spoon” the glitter over the jar, shaking off excess as you go. Cover evenly.
Shake off excess and allow to dry.
You’ll want to try a method for keeping the glitter on! Either paint a layer of crafting glue back over the glittered area and allow to dry OR use hairspray. The crafting glue method works best for making the glitter stay put. And if minimizing glitter mess is important to you, you’ll want to go that route! If you have less time or patience, spray a layer of super hold hairspray over the glitter.
Remove the tape and you’re done! For an easy centerpiece idea, fill your jar with flowers, add a candle and table number.
Simple, elegant and inexpensive! Hydrangeas are a great flower to use since they are full and last a long time. You get more bang for your buck filling the vases. While the centerpiece looks beautiful, your work area may not. Even with the most careful, neat methods, glitter gets all over the place. A tip I learned years ago as a teacher was to break out my Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller.
Aside from keeping clothes lint, hair and fuzz free, you can also make clean-up from arts and crafts easy!
I like the Scotch-Brite™ brand because it’s the only line of lint rollers with Scotch™ adhesive – so I know it’s going to work! Best of all, the roll Tears Cleanly Guaranteed. No struggling to rip off the debris or hair filled strip. It tears right off with Scotch-Brite lint rollers. The uses are endless – Scotch Brite rollers are so versatile. You can keep one with your crafting supplies for quick cleanups, one in the kitchen for small, dry messes, near your closets/wardrobes, coat closet and laundry room.
Some of other ways I use my Scotch-Brite lint rollers:
- To clean out the bottom of my purse (from all that kid debris!)
- To clean our dog’s hair from car seats, couches and rugs.
- Cleaning crumbs off the tablecloth between courses – i.e. on holidays in between dinner/dessert – Scotch-Brite Lint Rollers can whisk away crumbs.
- Quick clean up of children’s car seats
- Cleaning up sand from car after a day at the beach
For some of the larger projects, like I listed above, you’ll want to use the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller. It’s great for large debris pick-up, like pet hair and crumbs. It also has 50% more adhesive to grab more than just lint or hair. You can pick up larger debris – like the sand, glitter and crumbs I mention above, without having to take out the vacuum! Yay for easy!
You can find Scotch-Brite Rollers at Walmart and in all different sections of the store from the Cleaning Aisle to Sewing & Notions, Closet & Laundry Sections.
Check out this cute video to see just how much mess Scotch-Brite Lint Rollers can handle!