Raise your hand if you love glitter!
Come on…where are you?
I get it.
I don’t love it myself.
But, isn’t is still so pretty and fun?
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Hannah – she’s a glitter girl and would have containers of it in every imaginable color if I’d let her.
If you’ve ever had to clean up glitter though – you know!
So imagine my surprise when we were shopping together for a project and she found glitter spray paint.
Yes, it exists!
And this is a glitter I can live with.
It took us no time at all to brainstorm a little glittery DIY Christmas project, and a few supplies later, we were set to go.
I wanted to do something similar to last year’s Christmas stencil project – but with a different word. This year’s word:
Here’s how I added glitter to our Christmas decor without losing my sanity (and you can too). 🙂
- 4 square glass candle holders
- 4 candles
- craft vinyl
- glitter spray paint
It’s been a while since I shopped The Dollar Tree, but I’m so glad I did because I found these fantastic candles and glass holders for just $1 each.
I loved using the square holders because they were so agreeable while taking 4 coats of paint. Each side got four coats, then I rolled it over to the next side and started again.
Yes, I went outside sixteen times to paint these little holders! It was a nice break from housecleaning though. 🙂
And here you can see it in action:
Is that cool or what?
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Next, I pressed a vinyl letter on each candle holder. Thankfully, it’s repositionable, which is necessary for some people.
I’m one of those people.
These vinyls are usually used as they are here (and I made an awesome script K for the back of my phone with this stuff), but I’m using them a little differently in this project.
Here they are with the vinyl adhesive. I think they’re really cute and now I have to get my hands into some more vinyl projects.
But…that’s a project for another day because today is about glitter paint!
After they each had 4 coats of paint, it was time to see if this vinyl would do what I expected it to do.
The vinyl peels right off, leaving clear letters – just enough for the gorgeous candles to peek through.
Yay, Cricut vinyl!
I may be hooked on it now.
And there you have it: DIY Glitter Christmas Candles, and not a speck of glitter to clean up!
This is my kind of glitter.
Have you used glitter paint? What projects would you use it for?
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