I’m a girl who appreciates the fine art of glittering everything. So when my copy of 101+ Things to do with Glitter by Momtaz Begum-Hossain showed up in my mailbox, I was pretty excited. 101+ is a thick book practically bursting with fun glitter projects.
The first 29 pages of the book are your basic primer, catching you up on the history of glitter, how glitter is made, and the kinds of glitter, as well a few basic craft techniques to help you on your path to sparkleville. Even though I considered myself fairly knowledgable on the subject glitter, I learned some surprising facts. Did you know glitter is subject to a quality control to make sure it’s being cut into identical shapes?
The rest of the book is dedicated to all those glitter projects, which are divided in four categories: Fashion and Accessories, Homes and Interior, Gifts and Food, and Cards and Papercrafts. After spending some serious time perusing this book, I feel like there’s a project in here for every glitter lover. I absolutely adore the satin bridal gloves with glittery mendhi designs, featured in the picture above. And the plastic tube glitter bracelets were a fun flashback to my childhood. Kids will especially get a kick out of a lot of the projects–eating glittery fudge and cookies, decorating papier-mache letters and wreaths for their doors, and wearing sparkly bows and flip-flops. But don’t think it’s all for kids. There are plenty of projects in here that are aimed at adults, both in project level and project attitude. The Bond girl cocktail trolley would be especially fun if you’re craving a little more Bond after seeing Skyfall.
All in all, 101+ Things to do with Glitter delivers on its promise. I didn’t count, but there are certainly over a hundred projects explained, as well as other suggestions for alterations or variations. This isn’t a book that requires a lot of prior knowledge in any craft field; most of the projects are aimed at beginning or intermediate level crafters. However, I think any expert crafters who love glitter will find something fun within it. You can read more about the book at on Vivay’s Publishing site or on Amazon.com. 101+ Things to do with Glitter is available all leading bookstores, including Amazon.
(Disclaimer: Vivay’s Publishing provided me with a copy of this book, however I was not paid to write this review. The review and the opinions expressed therein are my own.)
By Rosie Bromberg