This weekend’s project was inspired by the many glitter and washi tape phone charger tutorials on Pinterest. A girl can never have too much glitter and glamour…right? Actually, what really set me in motion was the glitter tutorial on Confessions of a Secret Crafter blog. I really like how she made a chevron pattern on her charger with glitter, but I was also torn between using washi tape. To remedy my dilemma, I decided to do both.
- phone charger
- painters tape
- clear acrylic spray sealant
- washi tape (this reminds me of floral tape)
- 2 small brush (one for Mod Podge, one to brush away glitter)
- Mod Podge
- small brushes
While I was busy with this project, this is what was happening next to me. My youngest daughter decided that she wanted to make an Easter egg tree and glitter some of her eggs 🙂
On with the project. I used two different patterned tapes and placed the tapes around the charger as seen above. The tapes were 15mm wide and left white areas where glitter could be applied. Use one of the small brushes to apply Mod Podge to the white areas and sprinkle glitter over it.
Let the glitter and Mod Podge dry overnight. Once dry, dust off any loose glitter. Next, apply a second coat of Mod Podge over the glitter and tape. Let this second coat dry overnight too. *I made an oops on the top tape and had to remove it, but reapplied it.
*Update 3/6/2014 – You see the silver glitter that is extended onto the wire portion of the plug – that portion peeled off. I think it’s because that is an area that is constantly getting touched and is somewhat flexible. I would recommend placing washi tape there instead. *
Now I have a nicely glittered and washi taped covered phone charger. I plan on doing this technique on other chargers and plugs too. It’s a fun way to update any cord and add some glitter and glamour to your life. What are you going to glitter and tape?
Things I learned from doing this project –
- I tried to cover the entire charger cord with washi tape, as seen here, but the tape wasn’t sticky enough to adhere well to the cord. I think Duck tape would be a better option.
- I used matte Mod Podge and this dulled the sparkle of the glitter at bit. You may want to use a gloss Mod Podge to keep the shine.
- Make sure to let the Mod Podge dry completely between coats and before spraying with acrylic spray.