Saturday, October 8, 2011

Party Lights for Less with Art Glitter!

I love a look for less and this time, I'm working on holiday and party decorations with salad packaging and Art Glitter. I cut the triangle box using my Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge and glittered it to look like candy cor
n. Some other ideas to try are cut the purse box and use it for a girls birthday party! Cut the same triangle box and make Christmas tree lights, or cut a square box and make ABC blocks for a baby shower. The possibilities are endless.Here's how to get the look for less:

Plastic packaging such as salad box tops, Cricut Clam shells etc
Deep Cut Blade and Housing
Cricut Machine (you could use a Sizzix
Die or template if you don't have a Cricut)

Scoring Tool
Hole Punch
Low Temp Glue Gun and glue sticks
Strand of lights

Preparing the Box:

Begin by cutting the lip off of your salad lid packaging with a scissors so that it lies flat. Apply it to your Cricut mat. Change your blade in the Cricut to the deep cut blade and housing, cut the box using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge.Punch a hole for the light and score your folds before applying the glitter.
Creating the Lights:
Begin applying the Art Glitter dries clear glitter starting with the darkest band of color area first. Shake off excess glitter and apply the glue and glitter to the next color area. Allow to dry and glue box together using low temp glue gun.

I also did a glue comparison for you and found that the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive is far superior. The photo below has the Art Glitter glue on the left and the Provocraft Terrifically tacky tape on the right. Can you see how much richer the Art Glitter glue made the glitter?!
I wish you could see these live,the picture does not capture the full richness of the Art Glitter Glue and you will find, the liquid glue a better value too!

Now just insert your light through the back of the box and you have a great look for less! Give Art Glitter a try next time you need some great party lights!


  1. WOW!!! This is a great project! I love it Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. These are so neat. They look like the colours of real candy corn & the sparkle is fantastic. Great idea!



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