DIY Tutorial: Glitter Clutch – Operation Overhaul

DIY Tutorial: Glitter Clutch

December 27, 2011

The last month of the year usually calls for lots of parties and gatherings and we definitely won’t be surprised if your agenda is packed daily till the new year. Tasked by the lovely ladies of Pixiekrane, we came up with this simple way to glitter up your outfit. It’s probably the easiest way to add your own touch to anything you own.

Modpodge glitter tutorials are everywhere on the web but perhaps not known of in Singapore. Modpodge is a craft glue that can be found in Art Friend and Spotlight locally for about $5.50/118ml. There are a whole variety, from fabric to matte but most of them feature a waterbase sealer finish. It has been said to be quite the magic potion in DIYs and we can’t help but agree. There’s even a website dedicated solely to modpodge projects!

For this project, we’ll need:

  • Modpodge
  • Glitter (Course or fine; up to preference)
  • Masking Tape
  • A sponge applicator or brush
  • A disposable container
  • Any item you would like to glitter

1. Tape up the area you DO NOT want glitter on. We went with a simple repeated pattern.


2. Mix Modpodge glue with glitter in a ratio of 1:1. Feel free to mix colours! I added some fine silver glitter for highlights.


3. Using the sponge applicator, spread on one thin layer of the glitter glue mix. At this point it is not important to have the glitter cover the whole area. It should look just like in the photo. Leave to dry.

TIP: It might be useful to store the glitter glue mix in a ziplock bag while waiting for the layers to dry!

4. Go over the same area again. This is how my clutch looks after 2 coats.


5. By the 3rd coat, the surface should be almost entirely covered. Wait for this final coat to dry and do final touchups with a smaller brush. Afterwhich, apply a layer of modpodge (just the glue) on top as a sealant. Leave to dry.


6. Carefully, tear the masking tape away to reveal the pattern. You’re done!!!


Your clutch is now complete! This tutorial is applicable to almost every surface imaginable. This means you can now refashion your clutch/notebooks/shirts/shoes etc! And no, you won’t leave a trail of glitter behind you!

Check out these glitter gift cards that Ros made as well! :)

Did we already mention how this tutorial can be used in so many ways? Happy glittering!

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  • Reply jane August 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    umm…how do you do the card? tape? it will pull off the paper too right?

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. August 28, 2013 at 1:02 am

      Hi Jane! You can use magic tape which is less sticky and easy to peel off :)

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