Blogger Challenge: Glitter ‘N Glue

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Glitter N Glue Logo

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

Supplies

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.

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Wrap the cord around the vase adding glue to the back of the cords as you go.

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Allow at least an hour for your glue to dry before use

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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

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Start with four pieces of cupchain each about a half a yard in length

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Use your thread to tie all four pieces together at one end

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Wrap your thread through the spaces of the cupchain leaving the rhinestones exposed

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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.

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It can be worn as a necklace…

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or as a bracelet

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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

1First 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.
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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.

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Use finger nail polish to remove.

Blogger Highlight: Glitter ‘N Glue

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It’s safe to say that we have always been obsessed with Glitter ‘N Glue, a DIY blog that is run by the lovely Kristen Turner. She participated in our Blogger Challenge last year, and we adored all of the projects that she created. Her sparkling zebra flats were definitely a favorite around the office. Kristen was kind enough to chat with us about everything DIY-related – see her interview below!

How did you get started as a blogger and a DIYer? After maxing out my credit cards, I started DIYing as a way to feed my fashion appetite without breaking the bank.

Where do you find inspiration for your DIYs? I find inspiration from all over… magazines, window shopping, blogs, old Hollywood photos, vintage family photos.
Which of your DIY projects is your favorite? I just made these stackable ball and chain rings that I’m currently obsessing over. They were super cheap, super easy to make and come in so many different colors. I wear them almost everyday now. I pair them with my Michael Kors stackable rings as the perfect mix of designer and DIY
 

Have you noticed any upcoming DIY trends? Summer is upon us so I’m excited to see the DIY projects the change in weather will bring. I’m predicting lots of color which I’m very excited about!
What advice would you give to DIY beginners? Start simple. I find the best projects are usually the ones where I’ve used a can of spray paint to change the color of something. So simple yet it totally changes the look of my accessories.
What are your must-have DIY supplies? Glitter and glue, obviously ;-) I also seem to not be able to live without studs. Lately I’ve wanted to put studs on everything!