Homemade shimmery glitter is probably the easiest thing you can make and really pretty to look at. Plus, this version is edible and nontoxic for crafting.
Supplies: table salt, food coloring and a tupperware container to mix in. A little silver dust used in decorating cakes adds some shimmer-if you’re a shimmer kind of girl-but it’s not completely necessary.
Pour some salt into the tubberware. As much or little as you want, depending upon how much glitter you want to make. Add a few drops of one color. Place the top on and shake shake shake until the color is well incorporated. Now add a sprinkle of the silver dust and shake shake shake again until it’s well incorporated as well.
Do the same with the other colors. You can experiment mixing colors to create different shades as well
Carefully pour them onto a baking dish and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes on 375. You’re just drying out the bit of liquid from the food coloring.
Isn’t it pretty? You can store them in separate mini tupperware containers or mix them in one for a rainbow glitter. I also wonder how this would work with sugar, sparkly cupcakes anyone??
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>