I’m now feeling suitably festive after our recent trip to Iceland (as most of you who follow us on social media will already know we were there celebrating Steve’s 30th Birthday). If you haven’t been before you MUST go, it is the most incredible place and just so different from any other country I have been to before (I shared a few snaps on facebook yesterday if you wanted to have a peek) staying in a remote cabin certainly got me feeling all cosy and festive and I shall be blogging about it very soon! With Christmas fast approaching (we’re getting our tree on Sunday so super excited! We always have a real one, how about you?) I thought now was the perfect time to share this festive DIY glitter tutorial with you (as featured in You & You’re Wedding) to kick off the party season!
What you will need:
- Masking Tape
- Mod Podge Glue
- Foam Sponge (with some kind of handle to hold)
- A Glass Jar
- A plate
Start by using the tape to mask off the area of the jar you don’t wish to cover, in this case we are decorating the bottom of the jar but you can of course cover the top part in glitter it is entirely up to you, you just need to use the tape to cover the part accordingly.
Using the foam sponge brush cover the area not covered in masking tape with the mod podge glue and remember to do the bottom too.
Sprinkle the glitter over the glue, use a plate underneath to catch the excess. Then roll the jar in the loose glitter on the plate to cover completely and evenly. Leave to try for an hour.
Cover the glitter in another layer of the glue to seal it (this stops the glitter from breaking loose & peeling) and leave to dry for several hours or ideally overnight.
Carefully peel back the masking tape, now your jar is ready to fill with flowers ready for the festive party season. If you would like to know which flowers are in season at this time of year then check out our winter flower guide post which we shared last year.
Now it’s your turn! I hope you have fun getting your glitter on, these jars would work really well either grouped together in 3’s or 5’s on a round table (feel free to use different size variations to add interest) or dotted along a rectangular table with candles & tea lights to make a pretty table scape. Perfect if your planning a festive dinner party or even as a gift for some one special.
If you decide to have a go, let us know how you get on! Alternatively if you would like us to create a festive centre piece as a gift or if you would like us to design florals for your home then drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to design a bespoke brief for you.
Image Credits: Julie Michaelsen Photography