July 2, 2012

{make} little things: gold glitter champagne

As a lover of all things gold — and gold sequins, in particular — I was immediately smitten with the edible gold glitter that I found at Michael's. While prepping for my best friend's bachelorette party, I thought it would be fun to combine it with my other party must have: Champagne.

Here's what you'll need for the project:
Champagne + Flutes + Edible Glitter + Agave + Fresh Berries + Two Plates
Step One: Prep the berries.
In the past, I've tried both raspberries and strawberries — and a mix of both :)
Other options: Edible flowers or a sprig of fresh lavender.
Step Two: Sprinkle the glitter across one plate.
(Make sure it's not too bunched together or it won't stick properly.)
Step Three: Add a thin coat of agave to the second plate.
Helpful tip: Keep it as thin as possible so that your glasses don't drip.
Step Four: Lightly dip the rim of each flute into the agave.
You don't need to go crazy with the agave — just a light layer will do.
Step Five: Clean up any drips along the rim of each flute.
(This shouldn't be much of an issue as long as you've dip lightly!)
Step Six: Dip the rim of each flute into the plate of glitter.
Important! You do not need to twirl or spin the glass — the glitter will stick on its own.
Step Seven: Let the glitter dry for a minute or two.
(Otherwise, you may lose some of the glitter when you pour the Champagne.)
Step Eight: Gently drop in the berries, add some Champagne, and enjoy!
Don't let the Champagne overflow, though, or the glitter may drip down the side.
Bonus: This project provides the perfect excuse for some midday Champagne :) 
Hope you enjoy — Cheers!

(Photos: My Flickr)


Sophie said... [Reply to comment]

i LOVE this! it look so pretty and so easy. like i need an excuse for midday champagne haha x

siddathornton said... [Reply to comment]

this is so festive! i plan to use this for one of my friends' fetes in the future :) thank you!

- lauren

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

how cute! i love this!!

grace said... [Reply to comment]

I'm adding this to the list. YUM!

Alli said... [Reply to comment]

I MUST go find gold glitter at my local Michaels! This is definitely getting pinned right now!

jimmylou said... [Reply to comment]

what a lovely idea! love it!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, what a cute and simple idea- it'll be perfect for a reunion with my closest girl friends coming up! Also, love your blog, count me as your newest follower!

Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment