Today I’m linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It Party! Yesterday I showed you my bucket list of all the things I want to accomplish for my classroom during my very short summer break! (I just got a new teaching job at a school that is on a non-traditional calendar aka year-round-school.)
So one of the things that I showed you were some adorable glitter clothespins, remember?
So here is what you will need…
Glitter (my favorite is the Martha Stewart line)
Clothespins (super duper cheap at Wal Mart)
Oh yes…and a paint brush!
So here we go…first you’ll dip your paint brush into the Mod Podge like so….
Then you’ll paint your clothespin. Easy Peasy.
I put the glitter I wanted to use into a plastic Tupperware dish that was flat on the bottom. And I’ll be honest and tell you that I tried to use cheap glitter first. I had a different container of glitter that wasn’t Martha Stewart and it was bigger glitter…so that is what you see here…
Honestly, it didn’t look too bad, right? But I wanted more colors so I started using my Martha Stewart line of glitter and it looked so much better! The glitter is super fine and I’m sort of OCD and wanted all my clothespins to have glitter that matched. So my first few are not a part of the final 26! :)
Then I decided that I didn’t want to use a million plastic Tupperware dishes to get these done so I eventually resorted to just putting glitter on the counter. It’s so much easier to clean up and it’s okay if a few colors mix!
I really loved the way this orange/bronze color turned out! Ahhhhhhh! I love glitter!
Here are my final results…
The final thing that I want to share is that you should put a coat of Mod Podge on top of the glitter when it is somewhat dry. It will help to keep the glitter from coming off easily when you are exchanging out student papers to display. I can’t wait to use these! I love all things glittery and sparkly! :)
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