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7 Dazzling DIY Projects

Glitter makes everything better.  Am I right?  I've rounded up 7 sparkly do-it-yourself projects to brighten up your weekend.  Grab a bottle of glue, a tube of glitter, and a friend... and get glittery!  (For complete instructions, click on the source beneath each photo.)

Pugly Pixel
These glittery magnets are easy to make and perfect for adding a bit of pizzazz to your fridge or magnetic message board.

Domestic Charm
Glam up a plain-jane frame to highlight a favorite photo or print.

The Glitter Guide
Razzle-dazzle the dining room table with sparkly jars and tealight candles.

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Twig & Thistle
Create a glistening pumpkin centerpiece just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Bejewel your bulletin board with glittery thumbtacks. 

Add some spring and sparkle to your step by glitzing up a pair of booties.

Fairy Dust Teaching
Whip up some galaxy playdough!



Love, love, love. Can we PLEASE make that play-doh sometime?! Must have. :)
Ainslie said…
These are great ideas - we went out yesterday down to the fashion district to get some studs for my room mate's jeans and shoes - it was closed (July4th ack!) but the glittery magnets idea will probably make up for that! :-D


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