10 Ways to Decorate Your Home With Glitter With Easy DIY Projects

You're probably reading this post because you like glitter. I love glitter even though it can be messy even when handled correctly. This article shows simple ways to decorate your home with glitter without it looking like a craft project gone wrong.

Why use glitter?

 Glitter is shimmery, it reflects light, it’s fun and bold!  I think glitter speaks to the kid in all of us who want our homes to have glamour and a touch of bling. These projects will get your creative juices flowing. The tutorials is a mix of YouTube videos and blog post by other Lifestyle experts. These easy DIY tutorials will both instruct and inspire you.

1. Glitter Wall

There are numerous options for creating a glamorous glitter wall but I think going the DIY route with glitter and mod podge is the best, Make up artist jennbmakeupmagic has a great tutorial showing how she added bling to her makeup room. 

Video Credit | jennbmakeupmagic

Supply List

  • Fine Grain Glitter
  • Chunky Glitter
  • Mod Podge -1 Gallon
  • Sponge Paint brushes
  • Painter's Tape
  • Drop Cloth
  • Putter Knife
  • Goo Be Gone-Paint Remover

Difficulty Level: II

2. Glitter Chair

I never knew that it was possible to DIY glitter on upholstery until I saw this tutorial. In additional to adding glitter there’s instruction on how to add more bling with sparkling rhinestone trim and gold, shimmery paint. I think one of the most significant takeaways from this tutorial is discovering how to paint upholstery with chalk paint.

Photo Credit | Debbi Beard

Supply List

  • Upholstered Chair with wood trim (preferably a flea market find)
  • Fine grain glitter
  • Chalk paint
  • Metallic craft paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brsh
  • Purdy brush
  • Rhinestone trim

Difficulty Level III


3. Glitter Candle Sticks

Martha Stewart is the queen of DIY so I knew there would be a glam style glitter project on her website.  This project for creating glitter covered candlesticks only takes three steps to complete.

Photo Credit |  ERIC PAISECKI

Photo Credit | ERIC PAISECKI

Supply List

  • Wood candlesticks
  • Mod podge
  • Fine glitter
  • Clear shellac
  • Paintbrush

Difficulty Level: I

See the full tutorial here


4. Glitter Table

This glam style glitter table complements the glitter chair DIY project. The table itself could be a thrift store or flea market find that is transformed with glitter and other glamorous elements such as rhinestones and felt lined drawers. I like that you can use this tutorial for inspiration and pull parts of it that will work best for you.

Supply List

  • Fine Glitter
  • Rhinestones
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Glue
  • Frog Tape
  • Felt Liner
  • Xacto Knife 
  • Cutting Mat
  • Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint
    • Bisque Paint
    • Golden Rule Paint
    • Gold Hardware Opulence
    • Satin Protective Finish

Difficulty Level: IV

View the full tutorial here



5. Glitter Lamp Shade

When I saw the thumbnail of this video tutorial for a glitter lampshade I was immediately drawn to it.  This DIY lamp is best for bedside lamps and accent lights that are not your primary source of lighting because the glitter does diffuse the light. The effect up glitter peeking from underneath the lamp shade is beautiful. The instructions are simple although you do have to apply the the glitter in layers and allow it to dry.

Supply List

  • Lamp shade
  • Glitter
  • Mod podge
  • Sponge brush
  • Acrylic gloss coating
  • Diffculty Level: I

6. Glitter Frames

Glitter frames are a great way to spice up photos on a gallery wall, tabletop, or a statement piece of artwork. Of all the glitter DIY projects this is easiest. You can prep the frames by painting them first or apply glitter directly to your frame of choice. If you paint the frame to match the glitter you won’t have to add as many coats.

Photo Credit | Victoria, Vixen Made

Supply List

  • Frames
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • Acrylic gloss coating
  • Sponge brushes

Difficulty Level: I

View the Full tutorial here

7. Glitter Vase

In a previous blog post 5 Home Decor Items That Are Worth the Splurge, I wrote about flowers being a splurge-worthy home décor item.  A glass vase with glitter adornment complements that splurge.  I like this tutorial by Anita from Live like you are Rich because the entire vase is not covered with glitter. The embellishment is on the bottom, so the line from the stems to the florals is still visible

Supply List 

  • Glass Vase
  • Glitter 
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Painter's tape

Difficulty Level: I

View the full tutorial here

8. Glitter Table Top

This DIY project is perfect for adding glitter to an existing piece of furniture to give it a glam style makeover.  If the table is in excellent condition, you don’t have to bother with doing anything to the table base.  This tutorial is a little more involved than the others because instead of using mod podge to mix the glitter, the project calls for a resin.  Resin is not that hard to work with as long as you follow the safety precautions and read the instructions.  The result is a high gloss table top embedded with glitter.

Supply List

  • Easy to mix resin (EnvironTex Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish ) 
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge 
  • Painter’s tape 
  • Brushes and paper plate 

Difficulty Level: II

Link to complete tutorial here

9. Glitter Lantern

Glittery lanterns are a fantastic seasonal décor item.  They can be decorated with glitter that coordinates to a season or events. Paper lanterns are inexpensive and can be picked up at your local party store. This tutorial uses mod podge and glitter to add bling to a paper lantern. 

Photo Credit | Heather, Chickabug

Supply List

  • Glitter
  • Mod podge
  • Sponge brushes

Difficulty Level: I

View the full  Tutorial here

10. Glitter Art Canvas

This DIY project is inspired by the glam style canvas art sold at retailers. Crystal Aguilar shows that it’s possible to create your own glam style canvas art with a few supplies. The process was speedy and the abstract nature of the artwork means that you can move paint around the canvas freely without fear of making a mistake.  I like the method that Crystal did  by using a large canvas. 

Supply List

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Mod Podge 
  • Glitter


You’ll notice that there are a few common elements in all of these DIY projects, glitter, sponge brushes and Mod Podge. Below is a link to a shopping list for quick, easy shopping for some of the  supplies required to complete these projects.

Of all the projects, which one inspires you the most?

Keep the conversation going in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

Supply resources

Glitter-Bulk Glitters

Mod Podge-Blick art Supplies

Sponge Brushes-Amazon