I have some great clients whose upcoming wedding involves lots of shiny gold details (a couple after my own heart). Accordingly, I’ve been working with a lot of glitter over the past few months. I love glitter but more times than I care to admit I have looked in the mirror and thought, “Oh hey, you have glitter on your face.” The remnants of these projects will be with me for a long time.
Here are some tips I’ve learned about working with glitter.
- Do not play with glitter near your computer.
- If you get a cut while playing with glitter, you should stop and clean the wound before proceeding.
- When traveling with glitter, pack it securely in a zip lock bag, a Tupperware container or, and this is most highly recommended, double packed in both a zip lock bag and a Tupperware container.
- If you feel a sneeze coming on, step outside of the glitter area.
- Before bringing glitter into your home, be sure your domestic partner(s) really like you.
- Do not bake cookies within 24 hours of playing with glitter.
- Do not eat out of a community bag of chips while playing glitter.
- If your friend despises glitter, do not invite this friend over to your house before, after or during glitter play time. A month buffer period is preferred.
- Tile grout is the enemy of glitter.
- While you may not, your dog will look cute with glitter on its face.
Glitter rules. Proceed with sparkly caution.