Thursday, August 26, 2010

Project - Glitter Palette

Bored of looking at some dusty bland palette? I was.  Sedona Lace, Coastal Scents, MAC, all of these bland black palettes, which would fit into any occasion, and satisfy any taste, but also leave you plenty of room to customize and puke creativity all over!

This project is an easy way to add a bit of personality to your eyeshadow, blush, or any other palette of your choice.  Here I have my Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette, and I will Mod Podge MAC reflects glitter on it.  You can use any glitter that you wish, be it cosmetic glitter or craft glitter.  I recently purchased MAC's 3D glitter in silver from my local CCO, and since you don't need a lot to get beautiful array of reflected spectrum, I will be using it for my palette.

What you need:

  • Garbage bag or newspaper to lay on a table, to keep your table top clean. 
  • Tape - painters tape or regular scotch tape, to seal edges and leave a neat edge line. 
  • A paint brush, any size will do.
  • Mod Podge - puzzle saver which can be found at Wal-Mart or any craft store. 
  • Glitter - any glitter of your choice!
  • A small bowl to mix the Mod Podge and glitter into. 
  • A fun attitude!

First, align strips of tape to the edges of the palette to ensure that you get a nice clean line and no running Mod Podge that can possible seal the palette shut.

Leave little strips of tape running off the edge so that you have an easily accessible tab to pull the tape off when the Mod Podge has dried.

Continue to line tape up with edges all the way around the entire palette. 

Next, pour a small amount of Mod Podge into the bowl.

Pour an adequate amount of glitter into the bowl with the Mod Podge.  A little goes a long way, so try not to waste too much glitter.

Mix the Mod Podge and glitter concoction with your paint brush until the glitter is mixed in well. 

Start to apply the mixture using your paintbrush to the palette. Keep in mind, the Mod Podge will dry clear, so any stripes of streaks you see in the Mod Podge will fade and all that will be left visible is the glitter. 

I was being goofy and painted in some waves, again, these will not be visible.  They will dry clear.

One palette is drying, and one has already dried.

Give the palette at least 20 minutes before the Mod Podge will be completely dry.  

When the Mod Podge has dried, remove the tape, starting with the small tab that you have left in a corner.


Glitter palette!

Have fun and be creative!



  1. Wow this really looks great!
    Amazing idea!
    Do you think that regular glue would be as good? As we don't have Mod Podge here :/

  2. wow! what a beautiful and very creative way to transform those ugly coastal scents paletes!!! Amazing idea, I wanna try it! =)

  3. That's a great idea! I used construction paper to cover my palette up, but it has started to fall apart. I think I might try painting it next :) Thanks for the idea!

  4. Cool! MakeupbyTiffanyD also did this to her palette a year or so ago...same or similar method.

  5. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous and creative! Thanks for sharing (=

  6. such a great idea !! i love doing jigsaw puzzles and always have left over glue.. lol.. perfect for my palettes !

  7. that sooo FANTASTIC ,,I'll try it on my palettes

  8. ahhhh! I have to try this. I love glittery "things" lol. Wonder if it will work the same with regular glue? might have to pick up that stuff lol

  9. I did this and it turned out so awesome! Thanks for sharing Katrina.

  10. I did this and it turned out so awesome! Thanks for sharing Katrina.

  11. What a fantastic DIY Tut!
    The palette really looks amazing! xoxo

  12. I HAVE to give this a try, my palette is looking a little bland, thanks for the idea ;)!

  13. So awesome! I need to post a project like this on my Mod Podge blog!


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