If you have a daughter that loves everything to be glitzy and shimmery, consider updating her room by creating glittery blinds for her to have in her room. When the blinds are open, sunlight will bounce off of the glitter and cascade little flecks of light throughout the room and when they are closed they will give the room a shiny, shimmery look. The guide below walks you through the process of customizing your daughter's blinds into glittery works of art.
Choose the Glitter You Want to Use
The first thing you need to do is to go to a craft store and find the glitter that you want to use for the project. Glitter is available in many different sizes and you need to be sure to use the right size to ensure that the glitter will actually stick to the blinds. Glitter that is too fine will absorb into the adhesive and not be as shimmery as you want it to be. Glitter that is too thick will fall off of the blinds when you open and close the. Look for a glitter that is about the size of a tip of a pencil. Choose a color of glitter that will match the colors that your daughter already has in the room.
Choose the Blinds to Use
Next, you need to choose the blinds that you want to use for the project. You do not want to use the cheap, thin aluminum or thin plastic blinds because they will break easily and may not be able to support the weight of the adhesive and the glitter. Choose faux-wood blinds or wood blinds for the project to ensure that they are able to support the weight you need them to be able to support.
Rough Up the Slats
Hold the blinds upright like you would hang them on the window. Determine how your daughter wants to close the blinds each time she closes them so that you can know which side will face into the room when closed and toward the ceiling when they are open so the light can hit them. Open the blinds as your daughter plans to open them and use sandpaper to scuff up the tops of the blinds so that the adhesive and glitter can stick well to them.
Apply the Glitter
Next, you need to use a paintbrush to paint on decoupage glue onto the top of one of the slats. Pour an ample amount of glitter over the entire slat and then turn it on its side and tap it lightly. All excess glitter will fall off. Make sure you are applying the glitter over a piece of newspaper so you do not make a huge mess and so that you can use the glitter again and again. Repeat the process until all of the slats are covered in glitter.
Once done, allow the adhesive to dry overnight. Hang the blinds in your child's window the same way you would any other set of blinds and allow your daughter to enjoy the new fancy look of her room. For more information, contact local professionals like Spotless Shade & Blind CO.