Glitter Dipped Teacher Gifts

The school year is quickly coming to an end! I can’t believe how fast this school year flew by! My son has loved his teacher and class this year. I’m so grateful for his teacher’s hard work to help him learn! I have big plans for a teacher appreciation gift this year.

My plan this year involves lots of glitter! What I love is that you can get the supplies for under $10! Glitter+saving money=THE BEST CRAFT EVER!

To start, you need a mug/dish/tumbler/anything that looks good with glitter on it! You’ll also need some dishwasher safe Mod Podge, a foam brush, painters tape, and some glitter.

The mug, brush, and glitter I got from Dollar Tree. The small dish is from Target and the Mod Podge is from Joann Fabric.

First you need to tape your mug so the glitter goes where you want.

Second, I applied a thin layer of the Mod Podge. Then I put the glitter on. Use a plate or a piece of paper to catch the extra glitter! Unless you love glitter on everything you own.

The third step is to let it dry! Once it is dry, you add 2 more layers of Mod Podge with time between the layers for it to dry. I always make the second coat pretty thick so the glitter is really stuck on there! It dries clear, so don’t worry about how it looks until it’s totally dry.

After it is dry, you can take off the tape and add some vinyl or just use them as is! The dishwasher safe Mod Podge is cured after 25 days, so don’t put it in the dishwasher until then. The glitter sticks so well though! I love that it doesn’t fall off while washing!

I used fine glitter this time, but I’ve also used bigger glitter before and it looks cute too!

I have plans to add his teacher’s name in vinyl and have my son write her a thank you note. It would also be fun to add some candy or a gift card to! Follow me on Instagram (@craftingoverload1) to share what you made!

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