Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY: Reindeer Glitter Art

I know, I know, I owe you guys a post or two on our new re-upholstered curvy wing back, but it's taking a while to get all our pictures loaded, edited, etc. So it will be soon! Hopefully really soon! :) I promise, the wait will be worth it.

A couple weeks ago, I whipped up this quick and easy reindeer glitter art to get in the Christmas spirit. This was a little Pinterest project I found, originally by Kelsey of the blog Daisy Dreaming (see her original post here). Notice her Anthro Inspired snow globes like I made last year? Great minds think alike!

1. Canvas - I had bought a pack of 8x11 flat canvases a while back, so had this on hand.
2. Paintbrushes
3. Glitter - in any color, I chose red
4. Mod Podge (like Kelsey, you could also use glue) - I liked using the mod podge because it dries clear and I had a lot on hand from other projects

Step 1: Print out a reindeer stencil. I used the same one Kelsey did (find it here).
Step 2: Cut out the stencil and trace onto your canvas with a pencil.

Step 3: In segments, apply mod podge within the lines as best you can, then apply the glitter. Make sure you put some newspaper underneath, because glitter is messy! After I was done, if it looked a little thin, I just applied some more mod podge and repeated the process.

Step 4: Let it dry and frame it or leave it as is.

Ours is now sitting on our bookshelf behind my favorite nativity scene.

Project Cost Breakdown
Canvas - already had on hand
Mod Podge - already had on hand
Glitter - $4
Frame - $2 at IKEA
Total Cost - $6

What Christmas crafts have you been up to lately?

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