German Glass Glitter Projects

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German Glass Glitter Projects
German glass glitter was the first type of glitter on the market. (glittering gold image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com)

German glass glitter is a type of craft glitter made from ground glass. Conventional glitter is made from chopped up bits of plastic sheets, therefore, the shiny parts are on the front and back, making the glitter two-dimensional. German glitter glass, has three dimensions, allowing light to reflect back from a multitude of the ground surfaces, giving any craft piece a greater shine. Additionally, since the glass is manufactured with a silver undercoat, the glitter will tarnish, giving craft items a vintage look. Because the glitter is ground glass, keep the glitter and craft items away from children.

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Ornaments

Finely ground German glass glitter adds sparkle to holiday ornaments. Choose glass, plastic or even styrofoam balls and carefully apply glue patterns over the surface. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue. Use only one colour at a time. When using more than one colour at a time allow the glue to dry completely on one colour before applying a second colour. Also, use German glass glitter to decorate blown eggs for Easter. After applying the glitter to a plain or painted egg, attach a ribbon loop over the holes in the egg. Use green German glass glitter to make hanging ornaments for St. Patrick;s Day and orange glitter for Halloween.

Invitations

German glass glitter adds sparkle and pop to handmade or even purchased invitations. Print or purchase invitations for your event. Spread glue over the letters that you wish to glitter. Try glittering the figures in a birthday invitation. German glass glitter makes sparkling fireworks for a 4th of July barbecue invitation. Use a toothpick to spread glue over fine writing or embellishments on the front of the card. A clean toothpick also helps to remove unwanted glue or glitter.

Scrapbooking

Use German glass glitter to add sparkle and shine to scrapbook pages. Spread glue and glitter over simple paper shapes to create beautiful vintage-style embellishments. Because the glitter is so finely ground, it highlights the details of stamps. Simply spread glue over the surface of the stamp and press the stamp into the desired location. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle the glitter over the surface. Remove any unwanted glitter from the image with the tip of a clean toothpick.

Jewellery

German glass glitter can add a touch of sparkle to homemade jewellery. Swirl glue onto large matt beads and coat in glitter. Paint and glitter wooden shapes and attach to french earring hooks to make attractive earrings. Highlight the details of natural objects such as shells or small pieces of driftwood with glitter, and attach a pin to the back with hot glue to create an attractive pin or brooch.

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