How to keep glitter in clothing from shedding

Updated February 21, 2017

Glitter adds glam to clothing items, but it can shed over other surfaces while you wear it. You may find bits of glitter on other clothing items, furniture and in your car. This is because the glitter has been attached to the garment with adhesive but has not been sealed completely. You can avoid spreading the glitter on your clothing and other objects by sealing the glittery area of the garment before wearing it each time.

Shake the garment over a dustbin to remove glitter that is already loose.

Lay the garment flat on a table, glitter side up.

Spray the item with aerosol hairspray with a "Maximum hold" label. Spray the hairspray over the entire glittered area. This will act as a sealant for the glitter.

Allow the spray to dry for about 10 minutes before wearing the garment.

Wash the glittery garment by itself in the machine or by hand. If you wash it with other articles of clothing, turn it inside out to avoid transferring glitter to the rest of the laundry.

Things You'll Need

  • Aerosol hairspray
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Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.