DIY Glitter - Um, No!

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So have any of you seen this on Pinterest?

Make Your Own Glitter out of Tin Foil!
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I thought it seemed like a neat idea
so I tried making some.

You need: 1/4 salt, 1/2 t. food coloring, tin foil and baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Side Note: Notice my salt jar! I LOVE this idea from Pinterest.
{Click Here to see how}

This used up almost all my green food coloring.

Put salt and food coloring in a "stain-proof" bowl.

Mix until all the salt is evenly colored.

Spread evenly on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil and bake for 10 minutes.
Stains REALLY bad by the way!

Finished product compared to actual glitter.

Overall, I would never make this again.
It basically looks like colored sand when it's finished.
I want the shiny sparkle that comes from actual glitter.
If that's what you like too,
then this isn't the project for you.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments on this!

2 comments:

  1. I read another blog that someone had pinned the DIY glitter from and they said to get the sparkle of glitter, you need to add some silver dust for cake decorating. It even had pictures of the actual sparkle.

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  2. Good to know!! I pinned this as well, but won't bother trying it now...

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