DIY Glitter Magic Band (How to Decorate Magic Bands with Glitter)

by Kayla Peloquin
How to Decorate Magic Bands with Glitter

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DIY Glitter Magic Band {How to Decorate Magic Bands with Glitter}

Want to add a little sparkle to your Magic Band before your next trip to Disney World? This DIY Glitter Magic Band tutorial is surprisingly easy and will add extra dazzle to your pass to all things magical. Learn how to decorate Magic Bands with glitter in this post.

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What are Magic Bands?

Simply put, Magic Bands are your key to all things at Walt Disney World. These plastic bracelets can be fitted for an adult or child and come in a variety of colors and speciality designs. Magic Bands are your resort room key, theme park entry, and a method to pay for things within the park. These bands are also scanned to confirm your FastPass+ reservations and for any photos taken for Memory Maker. While there are lots of ways to customize your band, adding a bit of sparkle is sure to be unique among the masses.

Planning Your First trip to Disney World? Be sure to check out my Disney Tips for First Timers before you go.

Are Magic Bands Water Proof?

This is another frequently asked question. The answer is YES, Magic Bands are water proof. You can wear them in the resort pool, at Disney Water Parks (read my review of Blizzard Beach) or on any water rides within the four parks. The bands are completely water proof. The method used below to add glitter to your Magic Band is not water proof. Though it would be pretty water resistant, I wouldn’t recommend wearing it in the pool for several hours. It will definitely hold up on any water rides, during frequent Florida rain storms (see my tips for visiting Disney in the rain) and basic sweat or hand washing during your trip.

What You’ll Need to Make Sparkly Magic Band

How to Decorate Magic Bands with Glitter

The process is demonstrated in the video below, but here are step by step instructions too.

  1. Paint the Magic Band (outside only). Let each layer dry completely and apply as many coats as desired until you have full coverage.
  2. Apply one more coat of paint, sprinkle on fine loose glitter before the paint dries. Let dry fully.
  3. Apply Mod Podge and leave overnight.
  4. Spray with Acrylic Sealer to ensure it is water and sweat proof. Let dry at least 1 hour.
  5. Use E-6000 glue to attach rhinestones in desired pattern. Be careful not to get this glue on your skin and use in a well ventilated area.
  6. Let dry overnight before wearing to park.
  7. Wear and enjoy your glitter Magic Band!

I hope these tips for How to Decorate Magic Bands with Glitter are helpful. Made your own Glitter Magic Band? I’d love to see pictures of your completed project!

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DIY Glitter Magic Band


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Heather M February 7, 2018 - 10:58 am

How did it hold up in the parks? I’m curious if it will last through the water parks, and not start to peel?

admin February 7, 2018 - 11:34 pm

Hi Heather! Thanks for reading! It held up great at the parks! I’ve worn it on 3 trips now (two of those were overnight trips) and it hasn’t peeled or come apart at all. I’m not sure it would withstand chlorine water at the water parks though if you plan on visiting those on your trip too ? I have a collection of about 5 magic bands I rotate through so I’m always looking for new and fun ways to make them unique ?

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