Learn all about the Sparkle Mod Podge formula! Find out what it is, how to use it, and see some unique projects you can make.
Are you ready to learn about a super-duper Mod Podge formula perfect for the holidays?! Meet Sparkle Mod Podge! When it comes to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday decoupage projects . . . this guy (gal?) is one of my go-to formulas.
And like the other Mod Podge formulas, it’s kind of simple. It’s regular Mod Podge in the bottle, but with SPARKLES! Two different sizes of holographic glitter to be exact. Glitter that will add a sparkly sheen to any decoupage craft.
And it’s nice if you want to apply glitter to a project but don’t want the mess. It’s especially nice if you just want a subtle glitter; nothing that’s too out of control, but enough to be pretty.
You can apply Sparkle Mod Podge just as you would any other Mod Podge formula; however, I will say that I typically use Mod Podge Gloss to adhere paper and then top coat with Sparkle Mod Podge.
This is because there are glitter particles in this formula that can prevent paper from being completely smooth. Plus since this formula costs more, it just makes sense to use the “regular” formulas underneath, and save this for the top coat. Right?
Now onto the questions!
Questions About Sparkle Mod Podge
1. What is the finish of this product? Glossy – with holographic (rainbow) glitter pieces within.
2. What is the difference between Mod Podge Sparkle and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter? Well, the Extreme Glitter is just that: Extreme! Sparkle has two different sizes of holographic glitter. Extreme Glitter has three different holographic glitters and is VERY glittery. If you want to go subtle, use the sparkle; if you’re going crazy, use Extreme Glitter.
3. What type of surfaces can I put this formula on? Mod Podge Sparkle can be applied directly onto a variety of surfaces such as: wood, tin, terra cotta, canvas, papier mache and even glass and ceramics when the finished glass surface will be used for decorative purposes only.
4. How do I apply this formula to my project? You’ll apply it like regular Mod Podge (learn to Mod Podge here); however, for a smooth application of paper to the project surface, use Mod Podge Matte or Gloss to adhere the paper first. Although Mod Podge Sparkle can be used to adhere the paper, the added dimension of the glitter particles may interfere if using thin, lightweight paper.
Allow to dry 15–20 minutes before applying a topcoat of Mod Podge Sparkle. For a simple and quick finish, apply a smooth, moderate layer of Mod Podge Sparkle to the decoupaged surface.If additional glitter effects is desired, brush on additional coats allowing ample dry time between applications.
5. What tools should I use to apply it? Any regular brushes are fine. You don’t need special decoupage tools to apply this formula. Clean all brushes in warm, soapy water as you would any other brushes covered in decoupage medium.
6. Will spray sealers alter the sheen of this formula? YES. Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer will alter the sheen of Mod Podge Sparkle by dulling it slightly (any spray sealer will do this).
7. Is this formula water resistant? No, it is not. Any projects you do are for indoor, decorative purposes only unless you put something stronger on top.
8. Is Mod Podge Sparkle non-toxic? Yes, Mod Podge Sparkle is a water-based, non-toxic finish made in the USA.
9. Should I shake this formula before using? I don’t recommend shaking – instead, stir to disperse the sparkles. I’ve never really had a problem with settling though; it seems the glitter stays throughout the formula pretty well.
Are you ready for some fun projects? Check these out!
DIY Personalized Ornaments made with Mod Podge
Here’s a quick, last minute craft: personalized sled ornaments! These would make fun gift tags.
How to Mod Podge a Dollar Store Mirror
If you are looking for a really fun dollar store craft, this DIY diva mirror is just the ticket. I revamped it with pretty paper, paint and Mod Podge.
Mini DIY Christmas Tree Box Decor
Create a unique Christmas tree box display for your decor using this simple tutorial! It's really easy, cute, and fun to put together.
Make This Joy Banner Christmas Decor
Make this simple joy banner using wood letters and scrapbook paper! This is perfectly easy Christmas decor – great for a mantel or doorway.
Easy Paper Scrap DIY Christmas Ornaments
Use paper scraps you've saved or small squares of your favorite holiday scrapbook papers to make these unique DIY Christmas ornaments!
Salt Dough Ornaments That Last Forever
Use this recipe to make salt dough ornaments that double as personalized gift tags – both kids and adults will love this EASY craft.
Winter Scene Cylinder Vase Decor
Create this unique seasonal vase decor with a silhouette winter scene! Perfect for a holiday mantel or for gifting. Easy to make!
EASY Egg Carton Art on Canvas (for Kids)
If you need an easy kids' craft idea with great results, this egg carton art is fun and sure to please. This recycled canvas art can be customized for any holiday or decor!
Dollar Store Candy Dish
Are you lacking in patriotic decor? This Fourth of July craft is perfect – simply cover a dollar store star dish with tissue paper and Sparkle Mod Podge.
Kids Christmas Crafts: Tree Plaque
If you're looking for toilet paper roll Christmas crafts that kids will love, this tree plaque is one of our favorites! Easy and fun.
Glitter Heart Treat Bag Toppers
Use Sparkle Mod Podge to make these blingy treat bag toppers. Hand them out at parties and the guests will LOVE them! Perfect for Valentine's Day.
Simple Skeleton Painted Pumpkin
Make a painted pumpkin with a skeleton design. This Halloween craft is SO easy – add Sparkle Mod Podge for a really festive touch!
DIY Holiday Candles with Napkins
These unique DIY holiday candles are so cute and easy to make with Christmas napkins! Such budget friendly decor you'll love.
DIY Kids Christmas Ornaments
Are you looking for fun and easy kids Christmas ornaments to make? These are so fun and sparkly – any age can try them!
Let me know if you have any questions about Mod Podge Sparkle in the comments!