my fave: styling the gold glitter DIYs

I have 3 gold glitter frames; 3 gold glitter jars; 1 gold glitter letter A.

Shit. That’s a lot of glitter. (trust me, there are lots of little rogue glitter flakes all around my apt)

Wanna take a peak at how I’ve styled all my DIYs without my apartment looking like it threw up gold glitter? I mean, I figure you do since allgoldglitteredeverything are the most viewed posts on this blog (thanks!)

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The frames are in my bedroom and office – possibly my 2 favourite rooms, both are decorated in white, gold, and pink. For my office – I super glued thumb tacks onto the frame and have it on my cork board (whimsical print posted by sis earlier this year – I love it, washi tape on ribbon and jays tix as well as unpictured photos, encouraging words, magazine clippings – yah, a physical pinterest board – and cards).

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The jars are in my office. 1 for markers and 1 for flowers (and 1 that just sits on my bookcase for now)

(the ampersand print is actually a valentines day card I found at target – pink velvet with gold foil for $3, that’s love alright)


Lastly, the A sits a top a few books on a stereo from the 1950s in my living room. (yup, it’s also beside a silver tray – I love mixed metals)

There you have it. 7 gold glittered items scattered around adding glam to my favourite places.


ps: here’s the how-to for the frames and the jars


my fave: DIY glitter mason jars

I think Sunday is my favourite day of the week. Sundays are for sleeping in and brunch and reading in bed and drinking 2 cups of coffee and watching movies and having popcorn for dinner. In my world Sundays are not for grocery shopping or vacuuming or dusting.

Sundays are a great day for spray paint and glitter, too!


what you’ll need:

  • mason jar(s) (this is actually is Classico pasta sauce jar; washed and labels removed)
  • newspaper
  • spray paint (I used Krylon gold)
  • paint brush or foam brush
  • painter’s tape
  • a ruler
  • glue (I used Elmer’s School glue)
  • glitter (I used Creatology from Michaels)
  • spray adhesive or hairspray (I use hairspray)

how to:

Cover your work area with newspaper.


Spray jar and allow to dry. Ideally, you would do this is a well ventilated area (like outside) and not in your office (but there is a few cm of snow covering my apt balcony, so, not well ventilated office it was). Jars will be dry in about 30-60 minutes.


Tape off a border about 1-2″ (or whatever you like) from the bottom of the jar. Use painter’s tape – it comes off easily without stripping the paint.


Coat the jar under the tape border with glue and then cover with glitter and shake off excess.

Allow to sit about a minute then remove tape. You’ll want to do this immediately so the tape doesn’t pull off any of the glue or glitter when they dry.


Coat with a layer of spray adhesive or hairspray to set the glitter. (yup, I use hairspray and yup, it works)


My intent was to use this to store markers in my office but it’s too tall. So, this one’s for decoration and as soon as I’ve made enough fettuccine alfredo I’ll have a jar for my sharpies.

Happy crafting!