Glitter Sign: A New Years Craft

Happy New Years Eve! Anyone throwing a party tonight?

I wanted to squeeze in one last project I thought you all might enjoy. This is a super easy last minute New Years sign that you can whip up really fast and will be a great addition to your New Years decor for that party tonight! glittered cheers new year sign making home base

I made this sweet sign using a canvas I had laying around but you can just as easily use an old piece of wood, card stock, just anything you have on hand.

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The first step was to create a stencil. I did this using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut my stencil out on vinyl which was a huge fail because it does not stick well to the canvas. In the future when using canvas I’ll just cut out some much less expensive construction paper as a stencil :)

Next, and I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of this one. I painted the canvas a metallic white color to give it a shimmery look.

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After allowing the paint to dry, you’re ready to place your stencil.

You’ll want to be sure to place your stencil straight. I did this by drawing the faintest of lines with a pencil onto the canvas. Once you have your lettering placed, you can paint on a layer of mod podge. Since I had a hard time getting my vinyl to stay put on the canvas, the mod podge helped it to stay in place.

After that layer dried, I did another layer of mod podge then added on my blue glitter as I went along. I did a letter at a time because I didn’t want to the glue to dry before I got the glitter on there. I allowed it to dry for an hour before peeling off the vinyl.
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I love the way it turned out. I added it to my New Years Vignette and it’s the perfection addition to my New Years decor!

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Glitter Snowflake Garland

Hi friends! I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas. Today I pulled the Christmas stuff out of the garage. This will actually be the first time in three years that I’ve been able to decorate for the holidays. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited. In the spirit of the wintery holiday I want to share this fun craft. My Glitter Snowflake Garland.

I love glitter! It’s true. This snowflake garland makes me think of a winter wonderland. Something I won’t be seeing this holiday season!  I had to laugh at myself when I was hanging this garland in my shorts and flip flops. Silly.

The inspiration for this project came from a bag of blue and white, glitter and sequins, styrofoam balls I picked up at Michaels. Perfect for garland!

The supplies I used for this project were:

snowflakes (mine are wood – came from Michaels)

glitter (I used white, silver, and blue)

glitter styrofoam balls

yarn needle

ribbon, twine, or yarn to string your garland

To begin, Paint some modge podge on the snowflakes and then dump sprinkle some glitter on top. Tap off the excess. ( I used a piece of cardstock for this so I could easily fold it in half and funnel the leftover glitter back into the containers.) Set aside to dry.

Once the snowflakes are dry you are ready to string your garland.

Thread your string through your yarn needle.

Start stringing your styrofoam balls onto your string by poking your needle through the center of the ball.

Every few balls, hot glue a snowflake onto the string.

Continue to string the balls and add snowflakes until you reach your desired garland length.

 

I love simple and quick projects like this! Would this be great for a holiday party? Or a winter wonderland themed evening? Makes you want to grab a cup of hot cocoa doesn’t it?

Thanks for coming by!

 

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