Sawdust, It's Glitter for Men!





Introduction: Sawdust, It's Glitter for Men!

In this project we shall be ustilizing sawdust as man glitter!

Let's transform some plain boring glass jars into some sawdust decor which would go great with that rustic farm house style theme.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need something to Glitterfy in a manly way, for this I chose these glass jars I had in the garage.

You will also need sawdust, electrical tape, a cheap brush you can throw away, strainer, glue and clear coat spray.

For the glue I used the top Lepage glue, which is 100% glue with no solvents. It's basicly above white glue and below super glue, but I'm sure wood glue would work fine also. (Just make sure it dries clear)

Please cover your work surface with news paper or something to avoid the glue and sawdust sticking to your table and make for an easy clean up afterwards.

Step 2: Prep Your Glitterfication Vessel

First off wash your jars or surfaces as to not have any grease or oil on the glass so the glue will stick.

Then use the electrical tape to mark off patterns on the glass for you to glue and glitter...Daa mean Sawdust lol.

( I use electrical tape because it sticks very well unlike painters tape and creates a tight seal to the glass, also it doesn't leave gummy residue like duct tape does.)

This is the creative part, mark off your lines evenly or all over the place who cares if it's not perfect, life isn't perfect just have fun doing it!

Step 3: Glue, Spread and Sawdust

Now we must prep our sawdust we gathered from the workshop, wait till your spouse is asleep and use the kitchen strainer to make your man glitter a nice uniform consistency and get rid of the larger wood pieces. I was shaking it over her baking sheet and then used the baking sheet as the glitter tub to roll the jars in.

Now comes the fun part, time is of the essence here check your glue instructions as to how long you have before it sets.

I have tried a few ways of marking and taping with sawdust, the easiest was to spread the glue all over the exposed glass parts then take all the tape off first.

Roll your vessel in a baking pan of saw dust or sprinkle all over the applying pressure on the glue parts to make sure you cover it all and it sticks.

Tap it gently over the catch sheet and put aside to dry.

Step 4: Clean Up the Newly Manly Glittered Vessel

I utilized a small paint brush and my own hot air to blow and brush clean the glass parts before the final sealing coat.

This part is important because if you don't clean the glass properly then when you go to seal it with the clear coat you will lock in that dirt FOREVER...Ever...ever....ever! (

Step 5: Sealing Your Man Glitter and Displaying Your Creation

So we are almost done now, we just need to seal the sawdust to the glass with a few coats of clear coat spray.

Don't try just spraying the wood part because then you will see a misty pattern on the near by glass parts.

I found the easiest way to spray these was to cover my hand with a plastic bag and put it in the glass jar, then spray all around with it on my hand. The plastic bag protected my wrist and arm from being sprayed on.

Congratulations were now done, all we need to do is put a few neat beach rocks we picked earlier, maybe some sand and a couple of candles. I wish we could fill the bottom with saw dust, but something tells me that would be a band idea as a candle holder base lol.

Thank you everyone for tagging along in this instructables,

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    Awesome! I have quite a bit of that "glitter" to make these :)

    Omigod! Best glitter! I wanna be a sawdust faery!

    Thank you Nathan, not gonna lie it took me a while to come up with a title about a glitter instructable

    Thank you, now we can replace glitter with sawdust lol

    Manly glitter! hmm an interesting concept :D

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    Thank you!

    Not quite sure why you wouldn't spray the clear coat before pulling the stencil tape. It should come off just fine, and you wouldn't be spraying it directly onto glass (with the problem of trapped bits of sawdust). I can't think of any reason you'd want the clear coat on the glass itself.

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    Hey Battlespeed the reason I took the tape off first is because the type of glue I used would come off as a film with the tape and the saw dust also leaving me with not as clean lines as I had liked. I can;t think of any reasons as to not clear coat the glass, it actualy gave the glass a pretty cool distrotion effect with the candle light.

    Thank you for your input, the saw dust collecting from woodworkers is perfect!

    Thank you for the support!

    ha ha, Sawdust, It's Glitter For Men best title I've seen yet

    It's worth noting that if you don't happen to be (or know) a woodworker, you can purchase sawdust of different woods, etc. This would also be useful if you think you'd like to make a business out of creating things with this technique and would need sawdust in quantity.

    I'm not even a man and I like this lol I do similar projects but the sawdust just makes it so different!

    I have just discovered that is physically impossible to say "man glitter" without puffing out your chest...

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    And it makes your beard grow every time you use it lol

    It's the first glitter I can walk in the house covered in and not get asked " why do you have glitter on you, and it smells great!

    This is the best glitter I've ever seen