Glittered Tote Bags
Give a basic tote bag some extra sparkle with a simple glittering and rhinestone-embellishment technique.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, March 2010
- Gem-Tac permanent adhesive
- Small (1/2-ounce) glue bottle with ultra-fine tip
- Printed tote bag
- Glitter in a variety of colors
- Scrap paper
- Rhinestones (optional)
- Skewer and beeswax (optional)
Step 1 of 3
Fill glue bottle with Gem-Tac adhesive. Use a fine bead of glue to highlight one area of design; shake one color of glitter onto glue. Allow to dry for a minute or two, then dump excess glitter onto a piece of paper. (Create a funnel with paper to carefully pour excess glitter back into canister.)
Step 2 of 3
Repeat to add more colors of glitter, if desired.
Step 3 of 3
Use Gem-Tac to adhere rhinestones for detail, if desired. For easy handling of rhinestones, try using a skewer with a bead of beeswax molded onto one end.