sugar glitter layer cake

Sugar Glitter Cake

I’ve always loved the look of glitter on a cake, but purchasing edible glitter always seems a bit above my crafting pay grade. As a result, I started dreaming about making my own. It’s really simple to make, and the glitter can be tinted to any color imaginable. I am so in love with this cake! The gorgeous texture and pretty details make it great treat for showers, birthdays, and parties this coming spring. Shimmer, shine, eat… repeat!

Sugar Glitter Cake

DIY Sugar Glitter

To make the sugar glitter layer cake you will need – your favorite cake mix in any flavor (here’s my favorite), 1 can of frosting, white sparkling sugar (8 oz), and Pearl Dust in the colors you want (they come in 0.05oz vials).   

Posted February 10, 2014 4 Comments
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Glitter Tassel Animal Ornaments

Everything about Christmas should make us smile, including the tree! Craft up a few ‘party animal’ ornaments to quickly get into a joyful and festive mood. They easily lift a hurried holiday mood with every passing glance and would be great toppers for presents as well.

Here’s how to make your own tasseled animal ornament:

1) Paint the figurines, top to bottom, using silver leaf paint and let it dry according to the directions.

2) Cut strips of tissue paper about one inch wide and 6 inches long. Then begin cutting fringe strips, closely spaced, about 3/4 of the way up. To save time, cut several colors of tissue paper at once.

3) Starting from one end, begin carefully rolling the tissue paper up into a tassel, adding a few dabs of glue every inch or so. About halfway through the rollup, glue in a string so that your tassel can be attached to the ornament later. Finish rolling up completely with more glue.

4) Attach a small eyehook onto the ornament. Gently hammer the eye screw into the top of the figurine to get it started and then manually screw it in the rest of the way with your hands.

5) Thread a thin string through your eye screw and then attach your tassels. Tie off the hanging string to create a loop and cut of excess.

Project styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for A Subtle Revelry, The Holiday Issue.

Posted November 27, 2012 10 Comments
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double-sided glitter

We are planning a festive girls camping time later this week with a couple friends on our deck. I just love having a little girl to glitter up and party with (smile!).

I’ve fancied up basic typed invitations with glitter for the occasion. It is crazy simple to do… place double sided tape, add a sprinkling of glitter and shake of the excess. The look is really fun and would be perfect to gussy up your own invitations, labels or birthday favors this summer.

Posted May 14, 2012 6 Comments
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glitter stamped fruit

Baking glitter and a new set of stamps is all you need to produce a party look that will brighten up the winter. Stamp pears, apples and other fleshy fruit with glitter for an instant glam up. Place the fruit in a group to create a centerpiece or on individual plates for a dinner party setting.

Stamped with love they are perfect for Valentines Day. Stamp with the words party, joy, or happy for a birthday. Stamp with the word eat for a whimsical dinner party appetizer addition. The fruits are not only pretty but also edible! See the complete tutorial at Project Wedding.


Posted January 17, 2012 16 Comments
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wrap it up | with glitter and bows

I’m taking advantage of the holiday weekend by showing a good friend around my new city. I wrapped up a present for her daughter’s birthday with a bit of glitter ribbon! It was really easy to make by coating ribbon with spray adhesive and sprinkling glitter right on top. The sparkle brings a nice touch of glam to go with the gift.

Hope your long weekend is filled with glitter and love.

PS. Other links to inspire you until Monday, a Thanksgiving picnic, adorable little notes, calligraphy stamps, a hair bow to wear anywhere this winter, pretty photo calendar, artwork from leaves, and a guide for getting rid of stains this party season!

Plus, in case you missed it, my favorite advent calendar and advent wreath (can you believe it is almost here!) more holiday goodness coming next week.


Posted November 10, 2011 17 Comments
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painted and glittered tapers

For an easy and pretty holiday centerpiece you only need to grab a pack of taper candles, a couple jars of acrylic paint and some rubbing alcohol. I shared this quick tutorial last week on Project Wedding to make your own painted and glittered candles. The tapers would fit in perfectly at any celebration table this month. Something about candle light makes every dinner feel more cozy, don’t you think?

Happy November…

PS. A few other recent wedding projects hot cocoa favors, a heart embroidered runner and cute confetti hearts.


Posted November 01, 2011 13 Comments
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