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VIDEO: DIY Tortoise Lucite (aka recycled plastic) + Jeweled Earrings

I’m obsessing over all the Springtime tortoise jewelery I’ve been seeing as of late. And with a Earth Day just a few days away, I was inspired to dig through my recycling bin and use a piece of plastic to help me create this lucite inspired look. This is such a fun, chic and earth friendly (well kind of) project. And because I know so many of you have been asking about the sew on jewels, I found them at a store in downtown LA called The Bead Factory. You can order online here.

I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to the Miss Kris Channel! xo


DIY: Jeweled Clutch

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch A jeweled clutch is the perfect accessory for almost any outfit. It will dress up a flirty sundress or bring the glitz to your cocktail attire. I picked up a silver metallic basic box clutch (via Kate Young for Target) a few weeks ago and wanted to give it a little make over before my next outing.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch MATERIALSMaterials: Clutch (here), A Necklace (or other statement jewelry pieces), Glue

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch KATE YOUNG TARGETCan we talk about the Kate Young for Target collection for a second?! Hands done one of my favorite Target collaborations as of late. It’s all about the little accents and the details. The jumpsuit is and obvious winner! And I’m loving this bodysuit (here) and these booties (here). The BEST part is the entire collection is that it’s now 30% off in stores. I know you’re probably like, “Girl that collabo has been out for awhile.” Yes I know! But I’ve learned to wait a few weeks for the sale price before I shop these goodies. I’m now the proud owner of this dress, this dress and this dress! Where will I wear them to? Who knows, but the were on sale!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled DIY project…

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch SNIPUse a pair of pliers to remove any access chain or findings from your jewelry.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch GLUEGlue your jewelry pieces directly to your clutch and allow a little time to dry.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Jeweled Embellished Clutch WHAT YOU GOT IN THAT BAGThe makings of a perfect night out: a jeweled clutch, a Summer scent, statement earrings, MAC eyeliner, Rimmel London mascara, L’Oreal ‘Pink Plush’ lipstick and Aretha Franklin on Pandora


VIDEO: The Glue Episode

Glitter N Glue DIY The Best Glues To Use YouTube VideoThe question I get asked most often is… “What kinda glue should I use to [insert project here]?”  I know the glue isle at Michael’s can be daunting. You have the tacky glue, the cement glue, the fabric glue, the quick dry glue, the glue that does on white but is susposta dry clear and so on and so on. Well don’t you worry because I’m here to help! Check out this video of my top three products and what I use them for.

Feel free to share your glue favorites in the video’s comment section. Share the video with your crafty friends and don’t forget to subscribe to the GNG YouTube channel!


DIY: Miu Miu Inspired Crystal Flats for The Zoe Report

Glitter N Glue on the Zoe Report Glitter N Glue DIY Miu Miu Inspired Swarovski  Crystal FlatSay hello to my favorite DIY project of 2013! Yes, I realize it’s only the 3rd week of the new year but these Miu Miu inspired crystal flats are just to fabulous for words. Who doesn’t love a good shoe makeover? Well Rachel Zoe does because today my dazzling Sole Society flats were featured on The Zoe Report. What a treat! Click here to see the full tutorial.

Glitter N Glue DIY Miu Miu Inspired Swarovski  Crystal Flat DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Miu Miu Inspired Swarovski  Crystal Flat FULL


DIY: Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee SleeveHi my name is Kristen and I’m a coffee addict. I started as a social drinker who only drank occasionally but now I can’t seem to function in the morning without a fresh cup of brew.  I frequent my local Starbucks so much that the staff considers me a regular and they’re all familiar with my order. Overtime I’ve seem to have collected an obscene amount of Starbucks cups and sleeves.  I thought it was time that I not only give my cup a new look but create a reusable coffee cup sleeve. Just because I have an addiction does not mean I’m not a socially conscious individual. Save a tree, use a glitter reusable coffee sleeve!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve  Materials{Materials} A thick/ insulated fabric (I salvaged this glitter fabric years ago from my blogger friend Dedicated Follower Of Fashion), Scissors, Glue, Clothespins

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve TRACEPick up a sleeve from your favorite coffee shop to use as a template. Trace the pattern onto your fabric.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve CUTUse the scissors to cut out the pattern.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve GLUEApply a healthy amount of glue to one end of the sleeve.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve PINUse your clothespin to hold the ends of your sleeve in place while the glue sets.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Glitter Coffee Sleeve DETAILKeep your new sleeve in your purse and used it on those early morning coffee runs. Trust me it’ll make your coffee taste better!

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DIY: Emerald Green Statement Button Ring + An Introduction To The Assembly Required DIY Kits

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button RingHappy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Holiday season. We gained a new crop of crafty readers over the Holidays so first I’d like to start off by welcoming and thanking all the new readers who subscribed. I’m working on lots of great new content and I can’t wait to share. That being said I kept it old school this week and updated a vintage Glitter ‘N Glue tutorial.

Pantone has named Emerald as THE color for 20-13!  Let’s celebrate with a new emerald statement button ring…

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button Ring MATERIALS{Materials} Button, Ring Base, Nippers, Strong Hold Glue

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button Ring CUTUse your nippers to remove the shank from the back of the button

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button Ring GLUEApply a health amount of glue to the back of the button

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button Ring ADD BASEAdd the ring base to the back of the button and allow time to dry

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Button Ring DETAILLet’s all be gorgeous in green in 20-13!

And now for a very special announcement… You guys often shoot me emails asking where to purchase certain DIY materials. I do my best to provide you with the correct information, but today I’m pleased to present an even better solution…. introducing the Glitter ‘N Glue AssemblyRequired DIY Kits!!!

I’ve opened an online retail store where you can purchase kits containing the materials for some of my projects, however assembly is required. The kits come with the main materials and instructions on how-to assemble. Click here to view the store. The materials for today’s project is available NOW in 3 different colors (emerald, purple and clear) for $13.

I hope this makes it a little easier for you guys to get your DIY on. I’m looking forward to hearing feedback about the shop. I’m currently working on making kits of older projects so stay tuned for more kits soon.


DIY: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Cuff + A Sparkling Holiday GIVEAWAY

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal CuffThis is by far the most festive time of the year and to celebrate may I present to you the glitziest Glitter ‘N Glue DIY tutorial of 2012!!!! This crystal cuff is the perfect project to punctuate the end of the year. It’s also the perfect accessory to wear to that special New Year’s Eve party. It’s so major I felt it warranted an afternoon of crafts and cocktails with my friends. YEA PARTY!

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff MATERIALSMaterials: A Metal Cuff (or Bracelet), Flat Back Crystals from SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL, Glue

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff  CRYSTALSArtbeads.com has a great selection of flat back crystals by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Click here to shop.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff DESIGNFirst, layout your design.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff GLUEThen apply a drop of glue to a toothpick and use the toothpick to apply the glue to the back of the crystal. This is the application method I personally like to use. I always make a big ole mess when I apply the glue to the back of the crystal directly from the tube.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff  SETAdd the crystals on the cuff. If needed, use a pair of tweezers to carefully place the crystals.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff DETAILYour design may change as you continue to apply your crystals, but my suggestion is to start with the center crystal and work your way out. At the end of the day the design is totally up to you. Have fun with it and always remember the more bling the better!!

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff THE CURVY FASHIONISTAMarie from The Curvy Fashionista crafted a very tribal inspired cuff.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff MULTI CUFFSSeriously talk about a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Everyone was so creative and took the time to custom design their cuffs. Everyone’s cuff spoke to their personality and no two cuffs looked alike.

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff LAYOUTAre you excited to try this project?  Well in honor of the Holidays I’m GIVING AWAY the materials to make this cuff to one lucky reader. To enter simply follow me on twitter and tweet the follow:

@Glitter_N_Glue make my Holiday sparkle! #SparklingDIY

By sending this tweet you are entered for a chance to win one cuff, an assortment of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals and glue. #AssemblyRequired

The contest ends Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 12:01am and at that time one winner will be selected at random. The winner must be following Glitter ‘N Glue on twitter.

THE CONTEST IS OVER. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!! xo

Glitter N Glue DIY Swarovski Crystal Cuff  W HOTEL CHILLMany thanks to the W Hotel Los Angeles for allowing my friends and I to spend the afternoon crafting, sipping cocktails and ice skating.

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If you’re visiting the L.A. area soon be sure to head over to CHILL at the W Hotel Los Angeles to take a lap around the rink and enjoy a cocktail.

#SparklingDIYThankYou

A special thank you to SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from providing the materials.

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And a big hugs to all my blogger buddies who came out to play!

L to R: Laurie of Laurie B Style, Marie from The Curvy Fashionista, Jenny from Good Bad And Fab, Shauna from Penny Chic, Chanelle from The Penelope Times, Jacey from Damsel In Dior, Sydne from Sydne Style and Deniz from Le Fashion Monster.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! xo


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