Kristen Turner: A Southern Belle living the champagne life on a beer budget, Kristen created her blog Glitter ‘N Glue in 2010 to give readers a creative way to craft the looks for less. Glitter ‘N Glue is a collection of weekly fashion and decor do-it-yourself project tutorials and videos.
METALLIC GOLD CORD WRAPPED VASE
Add a little glam to a plain clear vase by dressing it up metallic gold cord.
Materials: Glass Vase, Metallic Gold Cord, Glue
Place a healthy amount of glue at the bottom of your vase. Place the end of your cord in the glue, hold and let set. Then, wrap the cord around the vase.
Wrap the cord around the vase adding glue to the back of the cords as you go.
Allow at least an hour for your glue to dry before use
RHINESTONE ROPE NECKLACE
Versatile statement necklace should always be a staple in any jewelry box. This project mixed two of my fashion favorites… crystals and a pop of color!
Materials: About 2 yards of cupchain and thread also barrel necklace closure, a lobster claw, a jump ring and glue
Start with four pieces of cupchain each about a half a yard in length
Use your thread to tie all four pieces together at one end
Wrap your thread through the spaces of the cupchain leaving the rhinestones exposed
Add a healthy amount of glue to the inside of your barrel closure. Place the closures on the ends of your necklace. Allow it time to dry overnight, then place a jump ring and lobster claw on one of the barrel closures and a jump ring through the hole of the other.
It can be worn as a necklace…
or as a bracelet
CRYSTAL CLUSTER NAIL ART
No outfit is complete without the perfect manicure. While a trip to the nail salon can be fun and relaxing it can also be costly. At home mani’s allow you to personalize your look and save a few bucks!
Materials: Flat back crystals, clear nail polish, your favorite nail color plus other essentials you might need for an at home manicure
First apply your favorite color to your nails. Then, apply a clear top coat. Place your crystals directly to the nail while your top coat is still wet. If needed use a pair of tweezers to help you pick up the crystals.
Your crystal design can be as simple or as creative as you desire. The design is completely up to you. Once the top coat has dried, apply another coat of clear polish over your crystals.
Use finger nail polish to remove.