Hello my beautiful friends!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had an absolutely fantastic Christmas holiday, I know I sure enjoyed the break… plenty of homemade Bailey’s, friends, and family.
Although I didn’t get around to posting Christmas related posts (my favourite, too!) I did manage to put a couple things together to add into next year. The project I want to share with you today is something my mother made for the Christmas mantel we put together. I know the pictures you see here are with the mantel decorated for Christmas, but rest assured it is still up with our New Year winter mantel. That’s what is so fantastic about this project is that it transitions into the New Year, and the glitter keeps a bit of that winter magic in the air. I don’t know about you, but I feel like things look so plain once the Christmas decorations are put away… so keep an eye out for our winter mantel post to see how we transitioned!
For this project you will need:
(Seen here: Cut out stencil, we didn’t take this route)
Find an outline of a deer head that you want to print. This can be done easily by searching ‘deer silhouette’ onto Google images. Print this out in your desired size.
Cut out your outline and place it onto your canvas and trace out your outline lightly in pencil.
After you’ve created your outline, fill in the area with glue. You can use a glue stick for this, if you choose this route use it quite heavily. In areas where we didn’t stick we used basic liquid craft glue. If you want to use craft glue this may be preferred, but could just take a little longer to dry.
Coat the area of your stencil in glitter to ensure every area is covered. Wait about 10 minutes to allow this to set.
Tip your canvas up to shake the excess glitter off (maybe onto some newspaper you could easily discard to avoid mess). Allow to dry completely, and if any areas are still bare or you want more coverage you could do this process second time in those areas with a liquid glue.
Unless you don’t mind having some glitter sprinkle off, you may choose to seal it with a spray sealant of your choice.
As you can see in these photos, we had used this as part of our Christmas decor, but it has stayed into the New Year as we felt it fit into a winter decor scheme!
If you’d like to see some after Christmas winter decor, you should check out my Decorating for Winter post!