Sometimes a little extra pizzazz is all it takes to brighten your day. It’s like that saying, “Life is in the details.” Anyone can drink a bottle of pop, but using a straw is much more fun. And slipping on sandals is commonplace, but bright toenails make everyone smile.
Following that same logic; Everyone carries a set of keys, but carrying a sparkly set is just a little sweeter.
Key. Mod-Podge. Glitter. Paint brush.
Note: I got this idea from a Pinterest post. I followed the instructions on there (which I don’t 100% recommend) so I don’t have as many corresponding pictures as I’d like.
Step 1: Dip your paint brush in Mod-Podge and spread it over the area of the key that you would like to sparkle. Glitter will stick very easily so a thin layer is best; plus you can always add more later.
Step 2: Sprinkle the glitter onto the key and shake away the excess. Allow the key to dry for 25 minutes.
Step 3: Flip over the key and repeat steps 1 and 2.
Note: This is the point when I realized I only had enough blue embossing glitter for 1.5 sides of the key. Embossing glitter isn’t necessary, but it’s just what I had wanted to use. Either way, I had to repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 using regular, green glitter. So if you’d like a two-tone key like mine, just repeat steps 1 through 3 right on top of each other.
Step 4: Apply a thin top layer of Mod-Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. Again, let it dry for 25 minutes then flip and apply to the other side.
Step 5: Once the last second side dries, slip your key on a ring. Don’t be alarmed if your glitter seems to peel up a bit as the ring presses against it. I was able to press mine back down and it was good as new.
Good as new, yet better than ever!