DIY Glitter Canvas Art

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Hello, hello! We are Mallory and Savannah and we blog at Classy Clutter. We are so thrilled that Jamielyn asked us to participate in Crazy Christmas Crafters again this year. Honestly, who wouldn’t want to be a part of a one-stop shop for all things Christmas!? You can seriously get all the Christmas inspiration you need here and we LOVE that!

Today we’re super excited to share this simple, sparkly DIY Christmas art with you! It’s so easy to make and it is definitely a statement piece!

You will need:

A vinyl stencil – make your own or purchase one here.

A canvas

Elmer’s school glue or Mod Podge

Glitter (we used Glitter Glass)

First, you can use a Silhouette or cricut to cut the out a stencil for your lettering. If you’d like, you can purchase the Peace on Earth stencil or other Christmas stencils from here.

 

Next, you will remove the letters from the vinyl stencil. If you purchase one, this will be done for you.

Next, apply your stencil however you’d like to position it on the canvas.

Next, take a small paint brush or your finger to apply the glue or Mod Podge to the canvas. Elmer’s glue and Fingers work best! We used school glue because its a bit stickier than Mod Podge and much cheaper.

Then, you’ll want to apply a generous amount of glitter to the glue while it’s tacky. We used German Glitter Glass (available on eBay) and my goodness it’s pretty! Any type of glitter will look great though!

Once you’ve got your glue completely covered, you will want to shake off any excess glitter into a pan or box or something to catch the extra. This could get messy so shake it off into something. The cake pan worked great! *wink*

Finally, remove your stencil by peeling the vinyl off of the canvas. It’s best to do one word at a time to minimize the glittery mess and so your glue doesn’t dry before you get the glitter applied.

When your stencils are removed, you’re done!

Doesn’t glitter just scream Christmas!? We sure think so!

Oh I just love the Christmas sparkle!

Love this sign but don’t have time to make your own? Head over to Savannah’s Etsy Shop, Feathers in your Nest and order one! She also does custom orders.

We sure hope you like it! These would make amazing Christmas gifts too. I can think of a million Christmas-y sayings that I’m dying to get on a canvas.

Thanks so much to Jamielyn for having us this year! We are so honored to be sharing our craft on your amazing blog!

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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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  1. Cranberry Morning posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 am (#
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    Oh, I LIKE that!! It is classy, and no wonder people go crazy for those machines. Hmmmm. I’ve got a Michaels 50% off coupon sitting right here beside my laptop! :-)

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  2. Monsterscircus posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:19 am (#
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    What a wondeful DIY, love the glitter and your machine! That one must be on my Christmas list :-) have a lovely day

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  3. GlamorousMommy posted on November 8, 2012 at 9:38 am (#
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    It looks great!! Endless possibilities with this technique!

    -Fotini

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  4. Shannon Fox posted on November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#
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    That is super cute. I love GLITTER. So it’s actually double cute :)

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  5. Eva Scott posted on November 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm (#
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    I really this. So simple but a nice statement piece!

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  6. Gwen posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#
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    I’m seriously going crazy with glitter this Christmas… this looks like a great project to tackle! Love it!

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  7. Christa posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:49 am (#
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    I love this! I am making it tonight!

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  8. Pat C. posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:59 am (#
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    Be still, my heart. The art is festive and classy at the same time–my favorite combination! Thank you, ladies, for sharing this gorgeous project!

    xoxo

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  9. Merrilyn posted on November 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm (#
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    Just wondering if you thought I could re-use the stencil more than once (if I am buying one) or if once it is pulled off it would be too hard to use again.

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    • Mallory Nikolaus replied on November 10th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Merrilyn!

      I definitely think it would be a one time use stencil. I’ve made several signs with this technique and was never able to salvage the stencil after glue and glitter. I’ve used vinyl stencils with paint too and while it may be a little more manageable, I’d advise one time use.

      Thanks so much,
      Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  10. liliana posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:11 am (#
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    great idea I know I’m gonna make some, one for my little one’s school raffle and one to keep at home…. seriously loved it… great job :)

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