Are you looking for a super easy way to make a holiday gift for a special girl really sparkle? Do you just want to give your doll room some shimmer? You are going to LOVE this project. Recently I was given the opportunity to try out a whole bunch of sparkly, glittery, oh, so fun, products from the Tulip company like their new Tulip Shimmer Sheets with the challenge of making a project from some of the items in my box. I was so excited because this gave me a really good reason to do something I have been wanting to do for a while and that is BLING OUT a piece of doll furniture.
I had to take this photo of all the goodies in my box before Megan and Natalie got to them. Megan actually grabbed the sheet of Tulip Glam It Up stick on gems before I even got this picture done. Megan took them and dressed up a picture frame and Natalie took some of the Tulip Shimmer Paints to make t-shirts with her friend. Luckily they didn’t notice the Tulip Shimmer Transfer Sheets because I needed those! I love that Tulip has so many great glittery products that are not too messy like the Shimmer Transfer Sheets and Glitter Spray Paint.
Now I’ll show you how to bling out a piece of doll furniture using some of the goodies from Tulip.
Start with a basic piece of doll furniture (girls, get permission FIRST). I used the white wood vanity from the Springfield Collection. I also used a Tulip Shimmer Transfer Sheet and some Tulip Glam-It-Up gems.
Step 1 – Cut pieces of the Shimmer Transfer Sheets that will cover the entire surface of what you want to bling out. The great part about the Shimmer Sheets is that use can overlap pieces and once they are transferred you really don’t notice any seams. I picked this great silvery Shimmer Sheet because I LOVE the rainbow effect you see from different angles and in different lights.
Step 2 – This step REQUIRES and adult! You are going to IRON ON the shimmer sheets just like you would iron them on fabric, that is because the Tulip Shimmer Transfer Sheets were created to be used on fabric – I just decided to try them on something else. Make sure your shimmer sheet is shiny side up (so the dull side adheres to your surface) and be sure to place a thin piece of fabric (like a pillowcase) between the iron and the transfer sheet as you iron it on (I used the cotton setting and it literally took 30 seconds a piece).
Step 3 – Once all your pieces of Shimmer Transfer are ironed on to your surface, carefully trim away the excess with a craft knife (PLEASE let a grown up do this part!!!).
Wow! Looks nice from Kit’s perspective, but it needs more BLING.
Step 4 – Add Glam-It-Up gems (either the self-stick or the ones you “bedazzle” on) in any pattern you wish until you achieve the look you want. The nice part about the Glam-It-Up self adhesive gems is they come in a variety of lengths of “connected” gem strips which makes it so quick and easy to create patterns on just about anything.
Kit consults Marisol to see what she thinks. Still needs more BLING!
I added a few more gems to the scroll work on the side of the mirror just to complete the look.
And it’s done! There are endless possibilities for what you can do with the Tulip Shimmer collection and items you already have around the house – from a plain doll t-shirt to an apron, create a piece of artwork, bling out accessories or doll furniture – just give it a try!!
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Thank you, Tulip & Blueprint Social, for giving me the opportunity to try out some wonderful shimmery, glimmery and new to me products! I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Tulip and Blueprint Social, however the opinions in this post are my own.