With the busyness of the holiday season and the addition of everything else that went on for my family this holiday season, I've been in the mood for quick craft ideas. I've got another 10 minute (or so) craft idea for you today. Yes….it involves glitter. Are you really surprised by that?! Lol! I totally have a glitter addiction.
I made these beautiful snowflakes in just a few minutes. They made a pretty addition to my winter mantle along with the glitter clothespins I showed you last week. I'll have the full winter mantel for you to see later this week.
For now, let me show you how easy these snowflakes are to make.
As I said, this was a quick and simple craft.
Two of my snowflakes were unfinished, one was already finished with white paint. If your snowflakes are unfinished, start with two coats of white paint.
My snowflakes are large. Because of their size, the paint was drying before I was finished with one coat of paint. It made it easy to paint two coats back to back, but it made getting the glitter to stick a bit more challenging.
After coating the snowflakes with two coats of paint, I made sure the paint was fully dry, then I added a layer of Mod Podge. Mod Podge has a longer drying time than the paint. I was able to paint the full surface of my large snowflake with the Mod Podge and it was still wet so I could add the glitter. If you are working with smaller snowflakes, you will most likely be able to add the glitter directly to the paint on your last coat rather than needing to use the Mod Podge.
I prefer to use two different sizes of glitter. I usually use a larger glitter and a fine glitter. I like the variety of the sizes and texture. You don't have to use two different sizes of glitter.
Wait for your Mod Podge and glitter to dry. You can add layers of Mod Podge on top of the glitter to seal it…I don't ever do that step. I'm a bit too impatient and I also have never really had a major issue with all the glitter coming off.
As I told you, I used my glitter snowflakes in my winter mantel.
I've always wanted to have a winter mantel. This is my first year to actually do it. I love it! I used the wine bottle craft I made last year along with the hurricane lamps I made over late last year.
Tune in later this week to see it all…I'm excited to show you and see what you think!
There you go. Another quick, easy, and pretty winter craft.
Do you do any type of winter decorating? I'd love to hear what you do. Leave me a comment below.
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