Monday, July 27, 2015

DIY Glimmer Sprays

I have a bunch of pearl ex powders in wonderful colors and I am sorry to say I never use them.  So today I decided to use them for DIY glimmer sprays!  This is really so simple!

Things you will need and how much they will cost:
Paint 1/3 bottle         .66
Mod Podge 1/2 tsp   .02
Pearl ex powder dash+       .25

Spray bottles if you have to buy them 1.49 ( not factored into price because I had them on hand)

DIY Glimmer spray 4oz  $.93 as compared to $6.95 for Name Brand spray

Gather your supplies and a pitcher of hot/very warm water

Fill bottles 2/3 full with warm water and about 1/2 teaspoon of Mod Podge.
Shake the bottles until the Mod Podge is dissolved.  

Add about 1/3 bottle of  acrylic paint and a dash or two of Pearl ex
Cap and shake

That is it!!
Takes a few minutes and the sprays come out great!  You can't beat the price either!!

I know some people are not interested in DIY anything, I'm always interested in Quality and Economy!  If you would like more recipes and thrifty hacks like ink refills A great blog of DIY  is hosted by my friend Lindsay Weirich over at the Frugal Crafter!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


  1. What a great idea Ginny - I will certainly give this a try. I must say I love your metal spoons - they made me smile. Haven't seen them over here in the UK - yet! :)

  2. Wow, super neat el cheapo technique again Ginny! So crafty AND frugal you are! Crystal

  3. This is great, I have 4 bottles of mod podge I bought a dollar tree, now I have a use for them :)

  4. Ginny, sorry it has taken so long to get back to this tip. It is a terrific idea because I also have mica powders not used. Doesn't the mixture clog the nozzle after you use it? What do you do to prevent it from clogging? OR, do you only mix up what you plan to use on one project at a time?

  5. Wonderful sis, love it, Shaz.x
    ps tell Carolyn anything with mica or such which is spray needs to be laid horizontally, have never had any clog since stopped storing them upright, have a basket I just lay all my sprays down it, had this tip from where I bought some.