Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crafternoon: Glitter Decorations

I was feeling inspired when we were crafting (more crafts to follow this week--we had a crafty weekend!) on Sunday when I thought that I would attempt something that I've had my eye on from Pinterest:
I didn't use canvases, but chose to do mine on little thin wood discs!
Super plain, $.79 discs I had from Hobby Lobby from MONTHS ago that were lying around.
Then I painted them a random pink I had lying around that I liked.
Then I freehanded my initials onto the painted discs as a guide to where to put the Mod Podge and glitter! We're finally getting to the fun parts!!
I painted MP onto the letters, and I put two coats on to make sure they were wet. (This ended up slightly being a mistake. I tackled this craft with no directions so it was a game of trial and error. You'll still need both supplies anyway!)
I used the glitter and covered the letters with all the Mod Podge. Like I said, this was a mistake. You'll see what I did instead for more full coverage.
I did what all those blogs suggest and mixed a bunch of Mod Podge with the glitter to make a glitter paste and pasted on top of the existing glitter. This worked MUCH better.
It really started to take shape at this point!
Since I used discs instead of canvases, it made hanging a little bit more difficult. I decided to go the 7-year-old-room's-decoration-route and use ribbon! I made a false bow and glued the rest onto a long ribbon.
Then I combined all the pieces and voila:
I was so excited with the way it turned out! I put it on the front of my bedroom door so that anyone who comes over knows which room is mine! I am SO happy with the look and couldn't wait to share it with y'all!

Maybe you'll want to try this craft on your own! It was so easy, cheap since I had everything laying around, and looks great when finished! Happy crafting y'all!



Hannah said...

That is absolutely adorable!!

Maria said...

This is so cute and I love the idea!

PostgradPrep said...

I love the idea!

Emily Anne Pride said...

Such a cute idea!

Becky said...

I've had this on pinterest for a while now! Yours turned out great :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love this! Way too cute. xo

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Emily said...

Love this!