Glitter petals to add sparkle to any bouquet

If you want to transform your fresh flowers into something truly spectacular, you should try creating your very own glitter petals. With just a few basic supplies, you can give a rather ordinary bouquet into something truly extraordinary. This technique can be used on flowers for all occasions, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Simply follow the simple steps below.

You will need:

  • Your choice of fresh flowers

  • Glitter that suits the flowers you selected (based on their colours)

  • Glue safe for flowers

  • Glitter pen

  • Newspaper

  • Cotton buds


  • Before you can begin creating those perfect glitter petals, you will need to separate each stem in your bouquet. Place your flowers in water and set aside several glasses or other containers with water. Each should hold one or two stems to make it easy to work on them while keeping them in water.

  • Make sure that you have enough time to work with care and patience. This is not a flower craft that can be rushed.

  • Line your work surface with newspaper or anything you prefer to protect it from getting sticky with glue.

  • Place some flower-safe glue on a cotton bud and dab it very gently on the flower petals.

  • Next, sprinkle your glitter over the flower and allow to dry while you move on to the next bloom.

  • Make sure that while your flowers are drying, they do not touch one another.

  • When dry, take each flower carefully and turn it upside down. Give the stem a gentle tap to release any excess glitter.

  • Inspect your flower and use a glitter pen for any touching up necessary.

  • Place your flower back in the main vase once you are done.

  • Repeat these steps with each flower and feel free to add some glitter to your foliage too.

It is important to remember not to overdo it with the glitter petals. This craft is meant to act as a kind of accessory. So, in order to make sure that you create the perfect effect, you should only apply glitter to approximately one third of your flowers at the most. The same goes for your foliage.