Glitter and powders can be messy. To keep a clean craft surface, first place a large scrap paper (placemat size) on the table under project. After sprinkling powder on project fold project paper in half and aim at a clean paper plate while tapping gently on back. Excess powder will fall into the plate which can be folded in half. Then the powder on the plate is tapped and funneled back into original container. If any powder had escaped, just roll up the placemat and toss.
To make glitter stick to a glass project spray with hair spray. I put some glitter in my hand and just blew on it and it looks like I bought it like that. I bought my egg plates at the dollar store after Easter at 1/2 price.
When using glitter, always have a piece of paper under your project. So when you dump the extra glitter off, you can bend the paper into a funnel shape and put the extra glitter back in the bottle. This way you do not waste a bunch of glitter.
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Here are questions related to Tips for Working With Glitter.
I am trying to design my own children's line of furniture and who doesn't love glitter! My only problem is I've never worked with glitter on anything but paper. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make this work? My question is how do you make it stay on the furniture piece and not get all over the kids? What are your ideas on glitter and furniture?
I don't know if this would work, but you could experiment. I saw on the Pinterest.com site, where you mix Mod Podge and fine glitter. Then brush it on paper to do crafts. You might try it with different ratios of Mod Podge to glitter to see how it worked and also if it works on wood/plastic or the material you are using for the furniture. The glitter does not come off on the paper craft I made, which is the quality I liked. Good luck to you and your venture.