Glitter, Glitter, Everywhere!

Updated on October 14, 2008
M.S. asks from South Weymouth, MA
7 answers

My mom went way overboard at Disneyworld last month and bought my daughter an absurdly expensive Sleeping Beauty dress -- you know, the kind of thing you'd probably never buy in real life, but after a few days of Disney magic it seems like a perfectly reasonable and maybe even necessary purchase! I want to let her play with it and wear it for Halloween, but the thing sheds glitter like crazy! The glitter is on the tulle skirt in sort of thin, vine-like, swirly designs. I thought of spraying spray glue on top of the glitter, but then I thought that sounded a bit more flammable than I'd like for something my daughter will be wearing! Any suggestions for how to deal with this? Thanks, Moms!

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answers from Boston on

M. - My advice is to embrace the glitter! The shedding will decrease significantly after a few wearings - and the princess stage will be over all too soon. Before you know it, you'll be worrying about how to avoid PG movies and trampy Bratz dolls.

Good luck!
Mary, mom to a 6 year old who "isn't into" princesses anymore, and will be a pirate for Halloween

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answers from Boston on

Put it in the wash on the Gentle cycle.
Let it air dry on a hanger.
I agree that while the hairspray would work it is extremely flammable, not good for kids clothes that will be swishing around lit up pumpkins trick-or-treating.



answers from New London on

Glitter is the enemy in my house.My daughter is six and loves to do arts and crafts everyday.
It use to drive me a bit crazy sometimes.
But To see the joy and happiness she gets thats enough for me to "Not sweat the small stuff".
Don't get me wrong I love a clean house just like anybody else.
But if you are teaching your kids to be tidy.
You vacuum and have her help with a little brush and dust pan set they sell at the dollar store.
Ask yourself,when your older,it will be a cherished memory.
Of your little girl running around the house feelin' pretty.
If you can't take allow her to use an old sheet on the floor for her Princess play and pick up after and shake it well outside.

I'm a mom of an 18yr old boy and 6yr old girl.I also raised
five siblings.None ever were hurt.

Enjoy your kids!!!



answers from Portland on

Hair spray?
Though, still flammable, I think.



answers from Pittsfield on

maybe try hanging the dress outside on the clothesline and shake it or let the wind blow most of the loose glitter off. then if you have to redo the design use glitter glue. It sticks much better than glue with glitter sprinkled on it.



answers from Portland on


I would use hairspray to keep it on for the night. You'll be amazed at how well it works! Get Aquanet or something with 'super hold'. I found out about this trick in art class.

:) C.



answers from Hartford on

I think hair spray would work better, because the glue will stay tacky and everything will stick to it! Hairspray will dry and hold the glitter in place. You may have to do it more than once, too. L.

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