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}

7 comments:

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!

A

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.

citysage said...

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