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All That Glitters: 50 DIY Projects That Sparkle

If you haven’t already caught on, it’s glitter month here at Brit + Co. We started things off over Thanksgiving with glittered oxfords, and hit you with a double dose of glitter last week in the form of blinged-out mousepads and glittery gifts. But there’s so much glitter goodness out there that it would be selfish of us not to share our glitter inspiration. Here are 50 DIY projects that are sure to add a bit of sparkle to your desk, outfit, party, and home.

Glitter Party Decor (clockwise from the top left)

1. Glitter Party Hat: Hats off to these easy colorful party hat! (via Studio DIY)

2. Glitter Table Setting: Using temporary card tables at your next dinner party or holiday event, spruce them up with gold posterboard instead of a table cloth. (via Elizabeth Ann Designs)

3. Glitter Cake: Fine, this one is more an image for cooking inspiration, but it’s still an impressive use of glitter, the edible kind. (via Polkadots)

4. Glittered Wooden Flatware: Such a cute idea for a big party or outdoor picnic! You could even use nail polish with a fast-dry coat if you’re working on a tight timeline. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. Glitter Disco Lantern: A paper lantern transformed into a disco ball? Love it. (via Oh Happy Day)

6. Blush + Gold Backdrop: For a glittery backdrop in your DIY photo booth, add strands of sequins and glittered circles in front of a romantic blush fabric. (via Style Me Pretty)

Glitter Accents

7. Glitter Watch: Got an old watch band from middle school that could use an update? Glitter it up! (via Adventures in Fashion)

8. Glitter Camera Strap: Speaking of boring straps for useful items, take our DIY camera strap to the next level by getting glitter involved. (via Funkytime)

9. Tubular Statement Necklaces: For this pile of gorgeous necklaces, we took a cue from the ladies at Pepper Cotton and filled plastic tubing with glitter, sprinkles, and beads, oh my! (via Brit + Co.)

10. Gold Glitter Clutch: Looking to customize a clutch? Nothing says shiny chic like a bit of gold glitter. (I Am Style-ish)

11. Glitter Bobby Pins: Everyone’s got a pile of bobby pins on their dresser or nightstand. Breathe some new sparkly life into them by adding all sorts of shapes. (via Giant Dwarf on Etsy)

12. Glitter Heart Pins: On the same note, a great stocking stuffer or Valentine’s gift for your girls would be these sweet heart pins. (via Life and Art of Andrea Rodgers)

13. Glitter Shades: Glitter nail polish plus your dollar-store Wayfarer wannabes? Done. (via Brit + Co.)

Glitter Holiday

14. Glitter Pine Cones: Pine cones get a serious makeover with help from gold paint and glitter tips. Wait… frosted tips? (via The Garden Gates)

15. Acorn Ornaments: Acornaments? So cute. (via Curious and Catcat)

16. Glitter Wrap: Grab a roll of craft paper, a few brown boxes, and get after it with glitter and glue. (via Brit + Co.)

17. Glitter Ornaments: For a chic Christmas look, add a bit of gold glitter to clear ornaments. It’s just the right amount of crafty and classy. (via Henry Happened)

18. Glitter Stickers: Similar to the glitter stickers in our recent wrapping tutorial, these circular sparklies add a touch of loveliness to any gift. (via Ambrosia Creative)

19. Glitter Christmas Lights: Totally in love with these glittery Christmas lights! (via Lovelies in my Life)

Glitter Cocktail Cart

20. Glitter Glassware: Nothing lifts one’s spirits while drinking spirits like a glitter-dipped wine glass. (via Inspire, Design, & Create)

21. Gold Star Glasses: Such a fun way to spruce up a set of inexpensive glasses. (via Sugar & Cloth)

22. Glitter Hearts: Add a bit of love to your  drinks with glittery heart swizzle sticks. (via Pinterest)

23. Glitter Champagne Flutes: Cheers. (Something Turquoise)

24. Glitter Dot Swizzle Sticks: So cute! (via The Sweetest Occasion)

25. Glitter Champagne Bottle: Sparkly… sparkly? Win. (via Style Me Pretty)

Glitter Your Home

26. Striped Glitter Votives: Grab the painter’s tape and glitter paint, and get stripey with it. (via Skruben)

27. Glitter Gardening Tools: Brighten up weekly chores by glittering the handles of your mops, brooms, and gardening tools. (via Brit + Co.)

28. Glitter Votives: Give your votives a touch of King Midas. (via 100 Layer Cake)

29. Glitter Vases: Paint the inside or the outside of your vases with glitter for a new look. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

30. Ombre Glitter Seashells: Recent beach vacation? Glam up all those beachy collectibles. (via Martha Stewart)

31. Glitter Reindeer: This wall art is so much simpler than it looks! Simply print out a shape or silhouette you like, cut out, cover with glitter, and glue to a piece of cardstock or even canvas. (via Daisy Dreaming)

32. Glitter Chevron Canvas: Our old friend Chevron! You could also do this with sparkly duct tape a la our duct tape canvas art  (via Pinterest)

33. Gold-Dipped Feathers: Boho chic with a tinge of glamour. Love it. (via Ryan, Michelle, and Ellie Mae)

Glitter Style

34. Glitter Heels: Add some sparkle to your step! (via Brit + Co.)

35. Glitter Button-Down Shirts: A great way to add a little zing to an old button down is to glitter the cuffs, collars, or button seams. (via The Zoe Report)

36. Glitter Oxfords: Glitter stripes and trim are a simple and quick way to jazz up a pair of boring old oxfords. (via Brit + Co.)

37. Glitter Toms: While we love the shiny varieties of Tom’s already out there, who can resist a vibrant DIY? (via Lil Blue Boo)

38. Glitter Tights: We definitely have to try these to believe their awesomeness – but they look great! (via Moustachic)

39. Glitter Sweatshirt: For cozying up over the holidays, stay fancy while you get comfy. (via Glitter and Grace)

Glitter Your Desk

40. Glitter iPhone Case: If you’re bored of your old iPhone case, go for the glitter. (via Desire and Inspire)

41. Glittered Deer: Need a friendly face on your desk? Or some glittery fauna? (via Seni with Love)

42. Glitter Thumbtacks: Love this move for a bulletin board, especially for display holiday cards and photo booth prints. (via Lovely Indeed)

43. Glitter Mousepads: That mouse of yours is essential. Pimp out his pad, MTV cribs-style. (via Brit + Co.)

44. Glitter Magnets: Another option for displaying cards, photos, and wedding invitations on your fridge. Related: Scrabble Tile and Pine Cone magnets. (via Pugly Pixel)

Glitter Garlands

45. Glitter Circle Garland: Punch out a bunch of circles out of glitter paper and sew together. Quick and easy! (via Honey and Fitz)

46. Glitter Letter Banner: Print and cut letters out to string your favorite words together on your wall. (via Creature Comforts)

47. Gold Garland: So. Much. Glitter! (via Glitter and Grain)

48. Glitter Is For Life: Hear, hear! (via Supermarket Sarah)

49. Scalloped Party Garland: Like the circles but need a different shape? Fold ‘em in half and create a scalloped border. (via Wine Country Weddings)

50. Lyrics Banner: And finally, words to live by. Let Your (Glittery) Heart Be Light! (via Katie’s Pencil Box)

What are your favorite glitter DIY projects? Talk to us in the comments below.

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