where can I buy cheap glitter?

(18 Posts)
trickydickie Mon 19-Nov-12 19:55:40

Got roped in to making reindeer dust to sell to parents at my child's nursery. Could anyone recommend where the cheapest place to buy it? Last year I struggled to find it cheaply anywhere.

Thanks in anticipation.

iklboo Mon 19-Nov-12 20:04:25

£1 shops usually have some in or they have 'make your own Xmas card' kits that have glitter in them.

I found some really really cheap glitter in my local town's annual christmas tack pop up shop.

trickydickie Mon 19-Nov-12 20:57:00

Thanks. My friend said she has tried the local pound shops and they don't have any, only the glitter glue stuff. I remember trying everywhere last year and ended up having to buy it in little vial's (sp) in tesco and it worked out quite expensive. I need quite a bit of glitter, enough for about 70/90 reindeer dust bags.

Thanks again.

iklboo Mon 19-Nov-12 21:45:07

How much do you want to spend? There's a website called Baker Ross who do jumbo pots of glitter. Sorry I can't link on phone. 2x100g pots for £4.95 or 6x100g for £13.50

WholeLottaRosie Tue 20-Nov-12 20:34:55

The Works, Wilko's or maybe The Range?

expatinscotland Tue 20-Nov-12 20:35:55

Baker Ross for large amounts.

BlissfullyIgnorant Thu 22-Nov-12 10:07:42

Sign up for HobbyCraft emails and get a voucher for signing up (I think they still do that). Helps if you have a store nearby though smile

kellestar Thu 22-Nov-12 18:32:51

Yellow moon is like Baker Ross, but a % goes to a charity that is registered... for example the nursery may be registered. Our Brownie/Guides are and we get a little bit back to spend on craft, which is welcomed greatly.

mixed set of glitter shakers 6 coloured shakers @ 15g per shaker.

mega shaker by only 13g of each colour.

jumbo shakers 100g of gold or silver.

I can recommend adding in some sequins to add a but of bulk. You don't need much. sequins

This is an ebay search for glitter 100g the ultrafine really is fine.

I also recommend ziploc baggies of this size for reindeer food... ziploc they are small but really, you don't want big bags.

use a small funnel [or make one out of paper] as it'll make pouring in easier and less messy.

I also prepared tags from old christmas cards, cut with deckle edge scissors, they had a little poem on about reindeer food, found it free online years ago.

Flisspaps Tue 04-Dec-12 11:07:57

If you're still looking, I got 5 tubes for about 60p from Home Bargains

kevmark Wed 05-Dec-12 19:23:09

Poundland?

EcoLady Thu 06-Dec-12 10:17:34

Pitching in late, but if anyone is making Reindeer food can I make a plea to use coloured sugar instead of glitter? It dissolves away to nothing which adds to the magical effect as well as avoiding plastic/metal lingering for months. Food colouring and normal granulated sugar, shaken well in a jar.

KelleStarOfWonder Thu 06-Dec-12 16:50:05

ecolady that's a good tip, thank you! I forgot about colouring sugar. I also heard about dyeing salt and baking it to make it glittery.

BettyPJones Fri 07-Dec-12 12:06:10

Think i've seen pots of glitter in the Works before, not entirely sure how cheap they were but i wouldnt think too dear.

1978andallthat Sat 08-Dec-12 10:08:48

I think a little glitter goes a long way when mixed in with things so don't worry about only using a little bit.

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 08-Dec-12 10:26:30

Ecolady what a useful tip, now I know why you got that name grin

EcoLady Sun 09-Dec-12 00:31:37

thanks everyone!

< I used to lead the DC's school's Eco Team. One of the Reception class team members could never remember my name, so he always called me The Eco Lady.>

cromptonmeo Thu 07-Mar-13 14:24:23

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