German Glass Glitter makes almost anything better. Well, except maybe not cheesecake. Yes. I can say with certainty that German Glass Glitter would not improve cheesecake one bit, but it makes a lot of cheap, plastic things look better. Take this crown…
It started out as a $2.00 tiara from the birthday party section at Target.
I want to use the crown as a decorative piece, something a little whimsical and sweet for the holidays, so I plucked off the combs, so it would sit flat.
They pop off pretty easily.
I then removed the purple jewels, again, just popping them off with my fingers.
Your fingers can get pretty raw after repeating the jewel-popping and comb-plucking on four crowns, so I suppose gloves or pliers might be of use when doing a ton of these.
Ah. It already looks better…
Now, I use the old glue-n-glitter method taught in elementary schools everywhere. I just use Elmer’s Glue-All and a little makeshift bowl out of tin foil. The glue is brushed on using a 1″ wash brush.
I sprinkle the crown with German glass glitter and leave it to dry for about an hour on a piece of wax paper. (I have found it’s best to leave a small place glue-free to hold with your fingers, then go back and glitter it when the rest of the crown is dry.)
The result is a very sparkly crown that every girly-girl *needs*.
(If you have a little princess who wants to wear the crown, you can tie on bobby pins with fishing line or jewelry wire. That’ll hold the crown on better than those combs, anyway.)