close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)

Materials

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)

Holiday

Select One (optional)

Season

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens
FaveCrafts.com

Menu

Free Offer
How To Make Tie Dye Shirts, Decor & More: 18 Tie Dye Patterns

Included in this FREE eBook are eighteen tie dye patterns to wear, use around the house, or give as a gift. Make over your wardrobe in minutes with these fun and easy tie dye patterns.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Glitter Glue Uses

What is the best use for glitter glue? Explore our favorite ideas here.

Updated October 29, 2019
Glitter Glue Uses

Glitter glue is primarily used as an adhesive and embellishment for crafting. If you've never played with this delightful medium before, you're in for a treat! Glitter can be a divisive material when it comes to crafting. Often, crafters have strong opinions in favor of or against glitter in general. Glitter is SO messy. Crafters may love the look of glitter, but when you have a spill or it sheds on the floor, it can be frustrating to spend quite a bit of time on cleanup!

Learn more about why we love glitter glue and discover some of the pros and cons to this fabulous material. We have a list below of some of our favorite glitter glue projects, too. Read more about our favorite glitter glue uses!

Glitter Glue Uses

1. Glitter glue is a mess-free alternative to traditional glitter.

Many people love the look of glitter but don't love the mess. With glitter glue, the sparkles are inside the adhesive already, meaning you won't wind up with glitter flecks scattered all over your workstation and all over your home!

2. It works as an adhesive, too.

Half the name of the product is glue, after all! Glitter glue is not a particularly strong adhesive, though, and should be used in the same manner as you'd use a traditional white glue or even decoupage medium. 

Glitter Glue Projects

Here are some of our favorite projects using glitter glue:

  1. Scrapbooking
  2. Card making
  3. Coloring, such as the Unicorn Coloring Technique
  4. Making Christmas ornaments
  5. Painting Rocks
  6. Painting accessories, like headbands, bracelets, or shoes
  7. Embellishing paper flowers
  8. Making slime
  9. Painting pumpkins
  10. Embellishing canvas yote nags
  11. Adding to ribbon
  12. Painting on flower pots

Glitter Glue Pros

1. It's less messy than traditional glitter.

We made this point above, but we'll say it again: if you're looking for a far less messy alternative to loose glitter, this product is your friend!

A pile of glitter glue

2. It dries faster than traditional methods of sealing glitter.

Once you apply glitter glue to your project and it dries, your project is ready to go! Loose glitter, however, may take longer to try, and you need to take the extra step of sealing it if you want the glitter to stay put.

3. You can sprinkle loose glitter ON TOP of glitter glue for extra sparkle!

This is one of my favorite ideas for glitter glue! Say you want a two tone effect, or frankly you just want a TON of sparkle! Dust a layer of loose glitter on top of the glitter glue while it's still wet, and enjoy the radiant effect!

Another option is using glitter glue on one side of the glass and traditional glitter on the inside to get that fantastic two tone effect. Just see how fantastic it looks and how easy to do in the Light Up the Night Glitter Jar tutorial.

Light Up the Night Glitter Jar

Glitter Glue Cons

1. There is less variety in colors and thicknesses with glitter glue.

If you've been to the craft store lately, you know the selection of loose glitter is incredible! Ranging from ultrafine to thick, glitter comes in a variety of textures and colors that will match any project. Glittler glue, however, tends to only come in a handful of colors and thicknesses. 

2. With time, it might dry out.

If you or your child leave that tube of glitter glue uncapped overnight, the product becomes virtually useless. Loose glitter, however

3. It might not be as sparkly as traditional glitter.

Depending on the glitter glue you choose and the way you apply it, the amount of glitter might be less dense than if you apply glitter the traditional way. This image below shows the ratio of glitter to glue in one brand:

Streaks of glitter glue in varying thicknesses

4. The application process can be tricky.

If you have a brand new tube of glitter glue that is of good quality, applying the product should be smooth and easy. However, an older, half-empty tube can be challenging to apply. It can be hard on your hands trying to squeeze the glue out of the tube. If the applicator has gotten clogged, it is an annoying step to unclog it. 

Up Next:

Glitter Crafts for Adults

What are your favorite uses for glitter glue?

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.


Project of the Day

Paper Box Desk Organizer

If the paper on your desk is leaving you overwhelmed and anxious, consider making a Paper Box Desk Organizer. This fun craft will help… Continue reading: "Paper Box Desk Organizer"

 

 

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It