Christmas DIY

Monday, December 23, 2013

Are you scrambling for a last minute gift idea? Need a little extra decoration for your home? 
This DIY is so perfect and, most importantly, EASY. 

I saw this sparkly number on Pinterest and decided to make a few handmade gifts for family and one for our mantel! I absolutely love the way they all turned out and am already thinking of others I can make for all seasons. 

Here's what you'll need:

A canvas, poster board or cardstock paper
A stencil of your choice - I printed some out from here

Some tips: 

Large glitter works better than fine glitter and I think it stands out more in a room.
The Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating that I used worked really great to seal the glitter.
If you decide to use the Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive be aware that it is suuuper sticky and can be kind of a pain to work with. 


Lay or tape your stencil down to your canvas/poster/whateva. Make sure to cover any surface that is still exposed so glitter doesn't get stuck there. Spray your adhesive within the stencil. Pour glitter, making sure to fully cover all areas within the stencil. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

Remove the stencil and hold up your canvas/poster/whateva to shake off the glitter. If the glitter isn't thick enough to your liking just repeat the first steps to get another layer of glitter.

Before you seal the glitter, make sure to brush away any random glitter on the surface. If you're a perfectionist (guilty) you can use a toothpick to make the edges look cleaner.

Once you're happy with how it looks, spray the sealant all over the surface and let sit for 15 minutes. 

Voila! Christmas canvas! 

I love our flying rudolph and definitely am going to make more for St. Patty's Day, Fourth of July and Halloween! You could also use animal stencils  or cut outs of your child's name for a baby nursery or kid's room. So many options, so much glitter. I don't hate it.

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to you all! 
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