How to Seal Glitter using Mod Podge

How to Seal Glitter using Mod Podge

Who doesn’t love a bit (or a lot) of glitter. I know I do and it’s one of my favourite things to craft with especially at Christmas time. There is nothing worse however than picking a glittery item up and then you’re covered in it for days! Shaun especially really hates it at Christmas time when glittered ornaments get their glitter all over the place. That’s why I wanted to write this quick post on how to seal glitter using Mod Podge.

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You might think this technique is pretty easy and it is. But when I was looking myself online to find out how to seal glitter there were so many different tutorials and none of them clear. Some even just said “seal the glitter” without even telling me what to use. What I was looking for specifically was someone to tell me what I could use to seal glitter without it’s sparkle being diminished. I decided to give Mod Podge a try and I was so happy with the results.

So I started off with my glitter, the item I wanted to cover, a paint brush and Mod Podge Gloss. You need to make sure you have the gloss version not the matte! Paint the item you want to cover in a thin, even coat of Mod Podge and shake over your glitter until the item is covered. Leave this to dry completely.

how to seal glitter using mod podge

Once the Mod Podge is dry your item will look great but as you can see from the picture above as soon as you pick it up glitter gets transferred to your hands and then everywhere else too.

how to seal glitter using mod podge

So your next step is to paint on another even coat of Gloss Mod Podge and then leave this to dry.

how to seal glitter using mod podge

If you’re looking for some glitter projects take a look at my Glam Halloween Skulls, Paper Bead Garland or Photo Christmas Bauble.

how to seal glitter using mod podge

Once dry your glitter will be completely sealed, and it doesn’t diminish the glitteryness (that is a word, I just made it!) at all as you can see from the pictures above. This cute cactus was a gift from a friend who saw it and knew I could do something with it for Noa’s room. I want to do a little gallery wall and this will be part of it.

Have you ever covered anything in glitter? I hope this post will help with any future glitter projects you might have πŸ™‚ .

Lianne x

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6 Comments

  1. Diney
    January 6, 2021 / 8:49 pm

    Thank you I just did some plastic with mod podge and then glitter. I am letting it set right now and then I got to thinking how do I seal it. I appreciate your post thank you I will be adding the mod podge again.

    • Lianne
      Author
      January 7, 2021 / 12:00 pm

      I’m so glad this post helped πŸ™‚

  2. Colleen
    March 3, 2021 / 9:00 pm

    I am trying this out now too! My husband just got me a cricut and I bought 20 dollar tree glasses glitter and the podge! Thanks for the info! πŸ™‚

    • Lianne
      Author
      March 28, 2021 / 10:07 am

      That’s great I’m happy the info helped x

  3. Jessica Gardner
    October 27, 2021 / 5:31 pm

    I am obsessed with glitter but leaving a little everywhere I go does sometimes cause complaints! Thank you so much for the tip, I am going to try this on my next project!

    • Lianne
      Author
      November 4, 2021 / 9:04 pm

      I’m so happy this has helped πŸ™‚

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