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How To: Make Your Cosmetic Containers Sparkle

A lot of you are in love with the crystal-adorned Vaseline container from Monday's blush post, so I thought I'd tell you how you can make it at home. In fact, you could dress up almost any classic beauty buy this way, making even the most routine grooming products into objets d'art in your loo.

Swarovski makes crystals that you can individually glue onto the Vaseline container, but i think this approach takes too much time and money. Do you really want to spend hours messing with glue? Instead, the quick and easy way to get the rhinestone effect is to buy a set of peel-and-stick acrylic crystals. You will need about 300 small clear crystals and around 125 blue ones. Before you start application, be sure to clean the container so that you don't have any random petroleum jelly stains. From there, it's a simple (if tedious) process of peeling and sticking each crystal onto the jar. Start at the bottom and work your way up; this way, you can easily hold the container still. And that's it, really! It's easy, inexpensive and fabulous—an honor the humble Vaseline jar has probably never had bestowed upon it before.


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Jett730 Jett730 10 years
nghb: notgonnahappenbaby :)
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Oh how fabulous. I am so going to do this! I love bedazzling things.
luvspink luvspink 10 years
This is such a cute idea! I want to try this with other toiletries too!
cslaminko cslaminko 10 years
Hmmmmmm, dressing up the toiletries....I like.....I really like!
craving_vintage craving_vintage 10 years
It's cute and I love my vaseline but can't see myself doing that. Thanks, though. :)But knowing me, I might try it on something else. lol
greekgodless greekgodless 10 years
What an incredible waste of time.
Kerri1 Kerri1 10 years
Not to be ugly, but.... who has time to do this?
vienvien vienvien 10 years
I don't want to spend my time on embellishing jars ---really funny
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
I'm going to atleast try and do this- it would be cute cuz I carry my vaseline jar everywhere!
Green Green 10 years
Too much time involved- but I could completely adore my bathroom layout with blinged out bottles afterward. It would probably be a freak show in there after dark!
SkinnieJeans SkinnieJeans 10 years
I shall do this to my toiletries soon; seems fun.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
As pretty as this is, I would not have the patience to do it
sugarbecky sugarbecky 10 years
Too much time and not enough patience!!
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
oh I just happen to love this!
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 10 years
Love it, love it, love it. Crazy enough, I'm debating doing this on my dog's retractable leash (it's pink)! Will have to get extra crystals...
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 10 years
Do you guys think the whole blinging cell phone trend is over? I've been toying with the idea in my head for like 6 months. Any opinions?
urbanrosed urbanrosed 10 years
Aaagh! I'm trying to think of reasons not to do this.. other than it's a waste of time..
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
lol this is funny
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
I agree pinkraindrops!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
gosh. dressing up a vaseline tub?? i would rather dress up my compact or something...
Random2 Random2 10 years
It's very cool, but I could only see myself doing this to jars that I could refill, or didn't have to wash other than giving them a quick rinse every once in a while.
pinkraindrops pinkraindrops 10 years
I totally lack the patience for that.
hucklesays hucklesays 10 years
yeah, I own this already!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I could see doing this on my Blackberry or cell phone, but I just can't see it on my collection of lotions!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I did this before myself on my blackberry. I ordered the crystals through an online site and bought special glue that is slow drying but has a great hold. The only thing about putting crystals on everything is be careful not to drop them. Order some extra crystals in case you need to glue in pieces that break off.
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