• #CraftWithBostik
  • Upcycling

6 easy glitter glue craft ideas

Art and craft projects often involve a little mess, but if you’ve ever used pots of regular glitter you’ll know that those little bits can take mess to a whole new level, with tiny specks of glitter getting everywhere and taking months to disappear. It’s always a trade-off, because glitter can bring the sparkling finishing touch to many projects.

Bostik Glitter Glue pens are the perfect solution, because the flakes of glitter are suspended inside the glue, so there’s no mess to sweep up. Bostik Glitter Glue pens are a brilliant way to add glitter to cards, pictures, posters and party stuff. With a collection of six pens, you can use them to fill shapes, write words, draw fancy borders and lots more – and they’re great for adults and children alike.

Six simple and inspiring glitter glue craft ideas

1: Decorate a pencil case

Take an ordinary pencil case - you can decorate or add ornamentation to an existing pattern using Bostik Glitter Glue pens. Pick out the main colours with a topcoat of glitter glue or choose fun motifs to reflect your own personality - think hearts, sprinkles, stars or stripes.

2: Add sparkle to colouring projects

Colouring is a relaxing pastime for adults and children alike, and a great way to get lost in the moment. Bostik Glitter Glue pens can bring a unique finishing touch to a page in place of colouring with a pen.

3: Personalise a tote bag

Canvas tote bags have become the eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic bags and are great for shopping as well as school gym bags, sport and dance bags etc. Bring some personality to a boring bag with some Bostik Glitter Glue customisation. Think about a design that suits the shape of the bag, for example zig zags or firework-style patterns. This is a great activity for a crafting party or playdate.

4: Pimp your party ware

Use Bostik Glitter Glue pens to jazz up party ware like cardboard hats or paper tablecloths. You can even turn it into a party activity to keep little ones busy. Think simple spots and stripes – or you could use glitter glue to attach plastic gems, creating crowns perfect for a birthday princess.

5: Make a place setting

Create a place setting that doubles as a talking point – and a lovely memento. Choose smooth flat pebbles and use Bostik Glitter Glue pens to mark out names or initials on the pebble. Or use a permanent marker to write and then embellish over it with glitter glue.

6: Create a bedroom door sign

Kids love to personalise their space so get them to create bedroom door signs using coloured card – they can cut it into shapes such as clouds or stars – and then write or embellish their names using Bostik Glitter Glue pens.

Bostik Glitter Glue – need to know

Bostik Glitter Glue pens are the perfect way to add glitter to a wide range of art and craft projects for adults and children alike. The Glitter Glue pens come in a set of six: red, blue, pink, green, gold and silver. They’re solvent-free, CE approved and wash out of clothes.

Before you begin

Remember to open and use your glues on a protected work surface and ensure that anything you plan to use the glue on is clean, dry and dust free.

Get glitter-gluing

  • Remove the top of the glue pen, squeeze the tube gently and apply the glitter glue to your chosen surface
  • If you put on more glitter glue than you need, you can wipe it off with a damp cloth
  • Your glittery design will be dry in around half an hour, or less if you have spread it thinly. To get the very best results, leave it for 24 hours

Glitter glue hacks

  • Once you’ve finished gluing, clean the nozzle and screw threads, then replace the pen cap tightly so that it’s ready for your next glitter glue project
  • If the application nozzle becomes blocked with glitter, carefully unblock it by inserting a piece of wire – such as a paperclip – into the opening
  • Wash any glitter glue off clothes before the glue has dried

For further information, please see the Bostik Glitter Glue Technical Data Sheet

Glue guns are a handy and versatile tool for lots of art and craft projects too.

To be inspired, check out our

Glue Gun Ideas