March 06, 2012

Double Dipped Glitter Skirt

My sister will be having her first little girl this week, which gives me the opportunity to use a bit of glitter in my crafting.  I made her this tiny glitter outfit, with a little salute to her superhero-loving brothers.


I started with a plain shirt and skirt (which I got from Wal-mart).  I used my Tulip Glitter transfer sheets.  The beauty of these sheets is that you can do glitter without the mess.


I started by cutting one inch strips out of the glitter sheets.  (In hindsight, I probably should have cut the pieces a little curved rather than straight.  The ruffles on the skirt were slightly rounded.)


I peeled off the clear protective top and then ironed the strips onto the skirt.  I found it was easiest to cut the strips into smaller pieces to apply them.  The glitter sheets can overlap each other a bit and you'll never notice it.  


To apply them you place a cloth over the top and press the iron onto it for 30-45 seconds.  


I made my way around both layers of the skirt until it was finished.


For the top I made an emblem like Superman, but changed it to an "M," since her name will be Millie.  Super Millie!  I used the glitter that matched the shirt, so it wasn't too loud.


Now she'll have a glamorous girly look, with a brother-approved superhero signature.


Thanks for dropping in.


23 comments:

  1. Sheri,

    You come up with the greatest things for kids. I wish I could go back in time and do all these things for my now sixteen year old daughter. Congratulations to your sister and her family on the baby and to you on becoming an aunt again!

    Maureen

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  2. So cute - I love it, especially the tone on tone glitter. How do you find the glitter sheets? They seem great for the mess - but are they stiff on the fabric? I don't mind if it gives it a bit of body but I worry that it would be really really stiff. Although, even if it is I totally LOVE that it would give the ruffles on that skirt a little definition - it's adorable. Lovely job as always Cheri!!!

    And a big congratulations to your sister and you (yay Auntie!) and your whole family. I hope everything goes beautifully!

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    1. I believe you can find the glitter sheets on at Michaels. They actually aren't very stiff at all. The fabric still moves easily.

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  3. I'm a new follower and I just love all the ideas you come up with. This is so SUPER cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carrie
    http://carriecreativehome.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute! I love the iron-on glitter idea!

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  5. Very very cute. I love the super hero theme girlified! :)

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  6. Any idea if you can cut the glitter sheets with a silhouette? I just saw those the other day, and have an idea I can't get out of my head!

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    1. Beckie at Infarrantly Creative DID use her Silhouette to cut some. I would do a search over there on her site. It was around Christmas time.

      Cheri

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  7. Oh my goodness! Those glitter sheets are amazing! I've never seen those. I love what you did with them!!

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  8. Well hello awesome product, can I buy this rad stuff instores or do I have to use the magic of the internet? In my house there is no such thing as 'too much glitter' and in fact, if I think about it, I am pretty sure there is probably Not Enough Glitter.

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  9. i had no idea they made this stuff. i must find it immediately - this is life changing! thanks for sharing, as always.

    jess @
    tupelocreative.blogspot.com

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  10. Super Millie! What a cute name. I hope they call her that all the time.

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  11. that is really adorable! so simple but really adorable! and i love walmart for those shirts!

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  12. I love it I love it! I have a question though. How does the glitter hold up? Can it be washed? Is it pliable? Thank you for sharing. I have a daughter who would love something like this.
    Also, yay on your family vacation!

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  13. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. That is so cute! When/if I have a girl I have so many ideas for her and this is one of them. :) Thank you! :D I have to say I just started looking at your site today and I am hooked! You have so many fabulous ideas! Thank you! :D

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  16. I have a son, but am expecting a daughter in July. Never ever ever would I ever thought I would be into glitter, ruffles and lace as I am right now. I guess because having Vinnie made me realise that you can't dress a boy in glitter/ruffles/lace...

    THANK YOU. I hope that we have those glitter transfers somewhere here in Australia!

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  17. Cute! I'll have to do something with those glitter sheets for my oldest daughter- she'd love it sooooo much. Adorable idea!

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  18. Cheri this is so cute! I love that you made the emblem on the shirt the same color as the shirt, sweet and understated! I am going to have to make something similar for my daughter. She is a huge superhero fan. She can be found wearing her bat girl, wonder woman, and spider girl costume on any given day. Thank you for always sharing such wonderful ideas with the world!

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  20. Oh my gosh...I have two little girls who would love this glitter stuff. I didn't even know it existed. I thought to make emblems like that, I'd need a fancy machine or something. Where do you get it and how does it hold up and is it super stiff after applied or does it fold and twirl with the material?

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  21. Super cute! And so quick!

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