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.

Glitter & Washi Tape Phone Charger Materials

  • phone charger
  • painters tape
  • clear acrylic spray sealant
  • glitter
  • washi tape (this reminds me of floral tape)
  • 2 small brush (one for Mod Podge, one to brush away glitter)
  • Mod Podge
  • small brushes

 

Glitter & Washi Tape Before I got started, I placed a plastic table cover over my table to protect it from all the glitter and Mod Podge mayhem that was about to happen. Not my mayhem, but my youngest daughter’s mayhem…

Bree's Easter crafting

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 🙂

Washi Tape on Phone Cord

Glitter & Washi Tape Phone Charger Assembly:

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 a small brush to apply Mod Podge to the white areas and sprinkle glitter over it.

Glitter & Washi Tape Phone Charger

Let the glitter and Mod Podge dry overnight. Once dry, dust off any loose glitter. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge over the glitter and tape. Let this second coat dry overnight too.

Glitter and Washi Tape Phone ChargerSpray a coat of clear acrylic sealant over everything. *Make sure to apply painters tape over the metal plug ends and areas you don’t want acrylic spray on.

*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. *

Things I learned from doing this project –

  • Matte Mod Podge dulled the sparkle of the glitter at bit. Gloss Mod Podge may keep the shine better.
  • Let the Mod Podge dry completely between coats and before spraying with acrylic spray.
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