November 26, 2012

And Cue the Christmas Posts. . . .

I'm feeling lucky that I live in Texas where I can do craft projects outdoors in November because the idea of all this glitter on the INSIDE of my house makes me a little worried. 

I saw this reindeer glitter art on Pinterest a couple of months ago and really liked the idea but I wanted something with a little more color to it and I also wanted to make sure I wasn't going to end up with glitter falling off of it for the rest of the holiday season (enter Mod Podge to seal the whole thing up like an extremely well-wrapped Christmas present).


And I was really really happy with how it turned out. Easy, a little colorful, and no mess on my carpet inside. 

Supplies needed:
  • Canvas (I used a 12x12)
  • Glitter (I used a really chunky gold)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Paint
  • Stencils (I used these two sets)
  • ModPodge roller
First, you'll need an outline. If you have artistic talent, you could freehand it on your canvas with a pencil. Or, if you are completely handicapped in the art department like me, you can print out a template and trace it on.


Then, use a paintbrush to fill in the outline with Mod Podge and pour a ridiculous amount of glitter over the whole thing.


Pray that it isn't windy on your balcony.

Also, do this on top of a piece of paper or newsprint or something. Because, you want somewhere to dump the excess glitter onto and then easily pour back into your glitter container.

After one round, I added a little Mod Podge to the parts that weren't as glittery as I wanted and repeated the process.


When the glitter was nice and dry, I stenciled on my letters with some red paint. Before the writing at the bottom, I felt like the whole thing was a little on the bland side. With the red letters, I liked it 10000x better.

And when THAT was dry, I used this handy little roller to seal the whole thing with the Mod Podge to keep all the glitter permanently on the canvas. And give it a nice little shine.

Done and done. Easy peasy.

Time to make everyone I know look at it when they come to my house. What lucky friends I have.

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5 comments:

  1. Pretty. I like the red & gold together.

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  2. That looks great! Did the glitter get all over the canvas at all when you used the Mod Podge roller to go over the glitter?

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    1. I painted the non-glitter part first and then did the glittery part second. I did have to scrape a few pieces off the main part with a toothpick, but pretty smooth overall.

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  3. Working with glitter is always fun! I had glitter as part of a Halloween costume two years ago and I still sometimes find glitter around (and you know I clean.) It's a friendly reminder ;p

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  4. So pretty! I love all that glitter - bling bling!

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