Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sparkly Trees

Ever since I saw Roses Petite Maison on Snippet and Ink I have been a little obsessed with glitter and with acquiring glass glitter. A while ago my mother in law gave me a painting kit with canvases, tree stencils, and paint. Instead of using paint on the canvases I was inspired to use glitter.

I lightly traced the stencils onto the canvases with pencil. Then I went over the pencil carefully with Elmer's glue and used a thin paint brush to make sure the glue covered the pencil lines. After that I sprinkled Martha Stewart's clear coarse glitter all over the glue. I decided to use them to decorate our fireplace mantle for Christmas :)

{our fireplace mantle}

{sparkly tree and inspiration for my Christmas cards}

{the stencils I used}


Claire said...

Wow! That looks great! Very creative use of those materials. Looks like your home will be beautiful for Christmas!

Amanda said...

You are so crafty.

I woke up this morning and saw it is snowing here in Portland. I'm so excited! It finally feels like winter!

Amy said...

Oh! I just adore the sparkle. Your Christmas cards are going to be stunning. So fun!


jessica lynn said...

wow! those turned out great! Im going to store that idea away to use next year!

Emily said...

what a brilliant idea...sparkles make everything festive and fun!

Tara said...

Wow- those are so pretty! Very creative.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE how those turned out! Just gorgeous. They catch the light so beautifully. You're so creative :)