10 Glitter Must-Haves to Add to Your Craft Stash

Turn up the twinkle with these sparkling (mess-free!) craft supplies.

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July 24, 2018


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One of the hottest trends hitting the craft world right now is glitter, and it's no surprise why — it's just so much fun! But if we're being honest, glitter has and always will be a popular crafting material. The only real negative thing about it is the mess. But we've got good news for clean-freak glitter-lovers everywhere: there's a slew of new, shed-free glitter crafting supplies here to take the stress out of the sparkle. Check out our fave finds below.

Sketches That Glow

Diamine shimmering ink will take your lettering to the next level. The ink is infused with silver-colored particles and dries to a pearlescent shine. BUY IT: Jet Pens, $18.50

No-Mess Glitter

For glitter fans who hate making a mess, glitter paste is a godsend. Apply Bo Bunny glitter paste with a brush or spatula onto the desired surface. The glitter paste dries transparent, leaving behind just the pretty shimmering particles. The best part? The paste comes in a variety of colors to suit all your crafting needs. BUY IT: Joann, $5.99-$6.49

Glitter Gel Pens

What do you get when you combine gel pens and glitter? Pure craft awesomeness. Oh, and hours of fun. Be warned: kids love these gel pens, so you might want to buy a set for yourself if you're not willing to share. BUY IT: Etsy Studio, $2.19

Natural Glitter

Mica flakes are naturally occurring shimmering minerals that can be used as a natural coloring for makeup and other art products. The deep blue mica flakes by Doris Dotz on Esty look like pure flakes of glittering sapphire. BUY IT: Etsy, $5.95 and up

Wall Bling

If you want to make a major glitter statement in your home, Rust-Oleum now offers glitter wall paint. That's right, you can add some bling to your wall without having to use hundreds of little cans of glitter! The paint will create a multi-dimensional glitter finish on any hard surface that, according to Rust-Oleum, won't flake or fade for long-lasting sparkle and shimmer. BUY IT: Amazon, $19.94

Iron-On Glitter

The sparkly array of iron-on glitter from Benzie Design on Etsy is a glitter lover’s dream come true. Simply sprinkle one of 12 different colors on to your felt and adhere the shimmery-shine with your iron. BUY IT: Etsy, $8.00

Glitter Dust

Therm O Web Glitter Dust is a clear spray infused with ultra-fine glitter, perfect for adding a tad of sparkle and shimmer to any craft project. It’s great for use on paper, cardstock, invitations, scrapbooking, crafts, dried and silk flowers, wood, fabric and more. BUY IT: Amazon, $7.95

Watercolor Crayons

Made from a glitter-infused, solidified gel, these grown-up crayons create smooth-as-butter strokes that magically transform into sparkling, watercolor masterpieces when brushed with liquid. BUY IT: Ooly, $13.99

Sparkly Upgrade

Mod Podge, the undisputed king of craft supplies, has added a new glitter finish. Its latest version, Extreme Glitter, offers the same qualities as the original recipe but with a shimmery shine. BUY IT: Target, $7.69

Grown-Up Markers

If you love hand-lettering and pretty pens, then you will love Wink and Stella’s glitter pens. These brush pens add a vibrant glittery finish to every brush stroke. BUY IT: Amazon, $29.90

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