Don’t you just love a DIY that takes something that cost a quarter and makes it look like a million bucks? Well, maybe not a million, but more than 25 cents! I got a bangle bracelet at a thrift store years ago and realized I hadn’t been wearing it at all as it was, so a quickie makeover was in order! :)
thrift store bangle bracelet
Mod Podge Matte
extra fine gold glitter
extra fine silver glitter
paper towel (optional – it’s just an easy way to keep the mess to a minimum)
acrylic sealant (optional)
Clean and dry your bracelet. Tape two lines of painter’s tape where you’d like your first color of glitter to be. Press down the edges of the tape so there are openings along its edges.
Paint a layer of Mod Podge onto half of the bracelet, right onto the edges of the tape.
Sprinkle a generous amount of extra fine glitter onto the wet Mod Podge, and use your sponge brush to press the glitter into the Podge. Keep sprinkling and pressing glitter all over the first section of the bangle until you’ve completely covered the bracelet’s color underneath. Let dry completely – the Mod Podge will dry clear, leaving only the glitter visible!
Carefully peel of the painter’s tape, revealing a hard line where your glitter ends and the rest of the bracelet begins.
Repeat the process of painting Mod Podge, sprinkling glitter, and pressing the glitter into the Mod Podge, but with your second glitter.
You don’t need to use painter’s tape for the second half of the bracelet. Since the (in my case) silver glitter is so thick on top of the bangle, it’s easy to apply gold glitter and Mod Podge right up to the edge of the silver glitter. Just make sure to cover the bracelet entirely so you can’t see the original color underneath.
Let the second half of the bracelet dry totally before painting over the whole bracelet to seal in the glitter. If the completed bracelet is sticky to the touch, you might want to use an acrylic sealant to finish it.
The sparkly metallic bracelet is now something I wear all the time since it’s more on trend and matches everything! What would you do differently if you make this? Any color changes?
I first posted a version of this bracelet over at Mod Podge Rocks.