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November 26, 2012

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 12×12)
  • 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

  • Reply girlseeksplace November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Pretty. I like the red & gold together.

  • Reply runtspickins November 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    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?

    • Reply Janssen November 28, 2012 at 2:14 am

      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.

  • Reply Creole Wisdom November 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    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

  • Reply Amy Anderson December 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    So pretty! I love all that glitter – bling bling!

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