Bling bling!

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We needed a mothers day craft for girl guides this week, and we had picture frames, so I thought we could add a little sparkle to them..
To add some bling to a picture frame, you need, white glue, plastic rhinestones, glitter, and of course a picture frame.

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Now, I love the bling-bling sparkle of glitter as much as any girl does, but I have been teaching long enough to know what a massive mess is created by a group of kids and even the smallest amount of glitter! So, my solution to this it to make your own glitter glue. It is also a whole lot cheaper than store bought glitter glue!
Start by pouring a small amount of glue into a small container, then add some glitter and mix it with a Popsicle stick. Use the glue the same way as you use normal glue… Sooo much easier to manage! If you are doing this with a group of kids, give them each their own little container, and have them mix their own… If you can find any, film canisters work great!

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Basically, once you have your glitter glue made, spread it over the frame. You can use an old paint brush or Popsicle stick. Then, just start sticking on the rhinestones…

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You can add a few rhinestones…

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Or you can fill up all of the space with rhinestones…

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I got a little excited about how great it looked and started looking around the house for things I could cover in rhinestones…and I found an old jewellery box… It looked like this before…

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And…it looks like this now…

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I saw on my pinterest account that someone had done this to cover an easter egg… That would be cool!

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  1. What a great idea and so easy….think I will try to do this for maybe Mother’s Day with Max? Wonder if a boy would get into it………….we shall see. Then again I have to have him on his own which may be difficult during school year……hope to see you soon Ellen. Perhaps at a baseball game.

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    • Hi, as long as it is in a sealed container, it should last for at least a couple weeks. The colour from the glitter did come off a little and coloured the glue, after sitting for a while, but it still looks good when it dries.
      I wonder if you could just dump the glitter into your glue bottle. I would think that would work as well…I will have to add that on my list of thinks to try this summer!
      Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate it!
      Good luck!

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