Total Basset Case: DIY: Glitter Canvas

Nov 29, 2012

DIY: Glitter Canvas

 Update: I am linking up with Hi Sugarplum and crew for their Christmas Cheer linkup party!

 This may be the easiest and glitteriest (yep made that word up) craft I've ever done and I'm sorta kinda really in love with it.

I first saw this pin
and knew that something similar needed to make it's way in my home.
Christmas decoration covered in glitter?!
Sign me up.

I ran to the Hob Lob and picked up the following:
 8x10 canvas (any size or varying sizes would work!)
red glitter
white glitter
mod podge or regular glue
pencil 
paint brush
and a dash of hair spray

Instead of the reindeer (which is adorable) I decided to go with a different holiday image...Santa hat it was!
 I googled some images and started tracing the outline.
(I've also recently decided that if it can't be found on Google, Amazon or Pinterest it isn't worth finding.)
I then applied a thick coat of mod podge to the red area of the hat
 and GENEROUSLY covered it with glitter. I let the glitter dry all of the way before I shook it off.
 Once that was dry I did the same with the white glitter.
 I then sprayed the whole piece with hair spray.
Why? Because Pinterest told me that would work and hold the glitter in place.
And who am I to argue with Pinterest?


Ho Ho Ho glittertastic!
I love the way this turned out! 
I am thinking these would make great gifts and could be super cute for other holidays as well. 

*for other Christmas crafts, check out my yarn trees here

28 comments:

Sam said...

Ahh I totally did this! Only I did the moose, err reindeer. I'm calling mine a moose though so it can stay out year round :) your Santa hat turned out great!

Jodi said...

That is adorable!! I can only imagine the fun I would have w/ glitter but I would surely make a mess!! Ha!

Pamela said...

Oh gosh! The Santa hat is adorable!! Great idea!

Courtney said...

It looks SO good! I need to do one of these for our house

Kait said...

And who am I to argue with Pinterest? HAHA

Katie said...

Ho Ho Ho!! Sarah this is fantastic! I love how you switched it up and used a different image too. LOVE!

Thank you for linking up, of course :)

Anne said...

Love it! That would be a great use for my glitter stash... (I'm way too good at buying supplies and not actually using them - thank goodness for Pinterest.)

Helene said...

love this!! it turned out so great!

Kate said...

I'm in LOVE with this...I've been thinking of doing the Reindeer one, maybe I'll do a Santa one for the other side of my table :) Ideas are a brewing!

Darby Hawley said...

This turned out great! So festive :-)

Kristen said...

So cute!!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Holy Moly - that is adorable! I want to do this!

Miranda said...

love the santa hat and the white glitter looks totally awesome

Jamie Lee said...

love it!

Kerr said...

Love it! I am def doing this.

Sarah Tucker said...

SO precious! I have a blank canvas just waiting to be glitter-fied!

smk053078 said...

We so smart and crafty!! I knew we were friends for a reason!!! Love love love...

LEIGH said...

Oh this is awesome! Does it get glitter everywhere? It looks so great!

Stephanie said...

"Who am I to argue with Pinterest?" HAHAHAHA!! God love you and your glitterific santa hat!! Thanks for linkin up with us child! xoxo

Allison said...

Sarah...this is so adorable and festive! I love it! Great work!

Katie said...

i love it! I want to make something with glitter!!

Jen said...

Oh i love this! Now I must make something with glitter :)

Emily said...

Such a cute, easy decoration idea! I love it :)

Anne said...

Ummm.....this is amazing. LOVE IT.

Nat said...

What a great idea!! I think I'm going to have to try this!

Jessica Windle said...

Really cool idea! Love anything involving glitter...haha.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That looks awesome!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

LOVE this! :-) SO SO cute! :-) Thanks for linking up! :-)