02 January 2017

Sprinkles of Love

A spice bottle embellished with a glittered die cut of "Love" can be filled with a coloured sugar or bath salts , something the object of your love can 'sprinkle': Sprinkles of Love. A quick project like this would make a great last minute gift.


Impression Obsession: Last Minute Gifts
Dies R Us: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes


Putting It Together

Today I had a nice afternoon with a friend doing crafty things. I showed her how to transform simple items, like a spice bottle, a candle, a glass jar, or other items with adhesive sheet and microfine glitter. 

I actually made this twice because the first go the adhesive sheet was a bit thin and the adhesive didn't want to behave nicely. For this technique, I recommend a wide adhesive tape like ScorTape, Elizabeth Craft Design tape, etc. or thicker adhesive sheets like Elizabeth Craft Designs. Thin adhesive sheet like Sizzix (what I used on my first attempt) or Stick It may not adhere well on the edges, leading to a jagged edge. Most of the process pictures are from the first go-round on the project (Sizzix adhesive sheet) with the completed pictures from the second (Elizabeth Craft Designs adhesive sheet).

Using the die cut the adhesive sheet alone. If you're using a tape, you'll need to put the sticky side of the tape on release paper before die cutting it. 

Remove the release paper from one side and lay the sticky side directly on to the glass or candle. Burnish it down to affix the adhesive. 

Remove the other release paper.

This should leave just the adhesive on the item.

Dump microfine glitter over the adhesive. 

When working with glitter like this, I recommend using a "glitter tray", a box top or foil baking pan lined with dry Swiffer cloth, and a coffee filter. The filter makes it easy to dump the excess glitter into the container. Dry Swiffer can pick up and contain glitter, even microfine.

Tap off the excess glitter into the filter and then use a fluffy makeup brush (or other fluffy brush) to brush away the rest of the excess. 

Using your finger, burnish the glitter using a circular motion.

The glittered die cut is semi-translucent.

I added the heart from the "o" to the lid for a bit of whimsy.

The specific bottles I used have been in my stash for a bit more than a decade. I don't know where one can find something identical. But any glass (or plastic) bottle would work.


  1. Great project! Thanks for sharing your process. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  2. Fantastic gift idea! I would love seeing this filled with Valentine candy too! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

  3. What a great idea, very creative! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at IO stamps!

  5. WOW this is awesome! Thanks for the details! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.


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