Silkworm and I are both usually turned off by flashiness and glitter, but when it's used in a kitschy sort of way, exceptions may be made. When we were at the craft store the other day, we saw these glitter envelopes for sale and thought, "Absolutely", because even if we're not so into sparkles and glitz, we know getting a glitter-coated envelope in the mail would be inherently grin-worthy.
Mod podge (optional)
Plastic surface to work on
Step One: Lay your envelope down on a plastic surface. You shouldn't use newspaper or anything that can rip because just in case the envelope gets glued to the surface at all, you want to be able to peel it off.
Step Two: Paint the flat side of an envelope with glue. Make sure to spread it out evenly.
Step Three: Sprinkle on glitter evenly. Shake off the excess. It's okay if there are a few bare spots; you'll fill those in later. Wait for it to dry before moving onto the next step.
Step Four: Once the envelope has dried, fill in any bare spots by painting on glue and sprinkling a bit of glitter on. Shake off the excess, and wait for the envelope to dry again.
Step Five: When all the glue has dried, paint over all of the glitter with either glue or mod podge to keep the glitter on permanently. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before using the envelope.
Can you say shiny? Not as loud as this envelope can.