DIY Wednesday: Glittery Plaid (10-14)

Dum. Dum. Dummmmm.

It’s time for a DIY Wednesday. Today, we are going to make Glittery Plaid.

I know it’s been a long while since I have done a DIY Wednesday.  If you are new to my blog, DIY Wednesday is a once-in-awhile post about an easy trick or technique  that anyone can do at home with a minimal amount of supplies.

Today’s DIY Wednesday Glittery Plaid trick was inspired by two things you see a lot right now in fashion and home decor: plaid and metallics.  It’s a fun way to merge those two trends together.

Anyway, let’s get on with the show.

First, let me show off a card with some DIY glittery plaid.


See that strip there at the bottom? That’s the glittery plaid I’m talking about.

Creating it is easier than it looks.  Here’s how you can make your own Glittery Plaid.

You are going to need: super strong two-way tape (I’m using Super Adhesive from Rubber Stamp Concepts); glitter; cardstock; scissors and scratch paper. A foam brush is also helpful, but it is not necessary.


1. Cover your cardstock panel horizontally with two-way tape.


I like to leave a little tape off the edge of the paper so the tape doesn’t crinkle when I remove the backing. Once I remove the backing, I use my scissors to snip away the excess tape.

2. Cover the panel (and exposed tape) with glitter.


3. Remove the excess glitter.


I sometimes like to use a foam brush  to brush it away. I’ve learned you have to be careful to not apply too much force with the brush or you can damage your glitter strips. This is also not a good idea if your two-way tape is not very strong.

4. Rotate your paper panel. Apply a second layer of tape strips to the panel. Remove tape’s backing. Trim away the excess tape.


5. Cover the panel with a second color of glitter.


6. Remove excess glitter. And, woolah, you get this end result.


I have a few disclosures about this trick.

First, you definitely should avoid this technique if you don’t like getting messy. Even though I was pretty neat when I worked on my plaid strip, I ended up glitter everywhere.

Second, picking two colors of glitter that go together might take a little experimenting. Some just don’t go well together. Besides purple and silver, I like copper and brown and baby pink and baby blue together.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I will be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

3 thoughts on “DIY Wednesday: Glittery Plaid (10-14)

  1. Thank you so much, Teri, for commenting on my Moxie Fab win. It means so much coming from you. I’m your #1 fan, at least in Croatia :-). I just love your work and you always inspire me to try new things.

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