Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Glittered Picture Frame and Light Switch Cover

For the last week or so I have been busy re-doing my daughters bedroom.
She decided she no longer wanted pink, green and butterflies and instead wanted black and bright pink.
Pretty bold colors and she had some bold ideas to go along with it.
One of her ideas is GLITTER!
Lots and lots of glitter was requested.
So, I am on a quest to glitterize as much as I can without going over board. 
This is the first of my "glitter" projects.

What you will need:
Frame and/or Lightswitch cover
Modge Podge
Paint brush/sponge

I am sure that there are many ways out there to add glitter to something but this worked out really well for what we were doing so here goes.
First I added a thick layer of Modge Podge to the frame and switch plate.  I did a small section at a time.
Sprinkle the glitter on generously.  Don't miss any spots.  Better to throw more on then have to go back and do it again.
Go around the whole thing and then let dry completely.
Once dry, lift up your frame or switch plate and tap off the excess glitter onto the newspaper. 
Make sure you get as much off as you can by doing this.
After I did this, I realized that some more glitter will probably come off and cause me more heartache so my solution was to put a thick layer of Modge Podge over the glitter.  This made the rest of the glitter stay in place.  Since it dried clear, you can't even tell and it made it a little smoother.
Here is the finished product.
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
  I still haven't hung up the frame but I will update with photos as soon as I do.
Cost of this project:
$1.38 for the frame from Goodwill
Glitter, Modge Podge, Brush and Switch Cover I already had on hand.
Did you make this project?  Link me to it!  I would love to see it!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Initial Decoration

This craft is very simple and shouldn't take you much time to do at all.
You can make this craft for any season or Holiday!
What you will need:
A wooden letter
Scrapbook paper
Modge Podge
Foam Brush
Acrylic paint (optional)
Paint brush (optional)


First lay out your letter backwards on the scrapbook paper.  I tried to line it up with the edges of the paper as you can see from above.
Trace around your letter.

Once your letter is traced, cut it out very carefully.
I cut on the inside of the line of the letter.
Once you have it cut out, make sure that it the paper lines up correctly with the wooden letter.  Trim things if you need to.
Next what I did was paint the edges of my letter.  You don't have to do this if you don't want to but I'm going to be displaying mine on a shelf so I wanted it to have a finished look since you can see the sides.
Let that dry.
Put a nice thin coat of Modge Podge on the wooden letter.
Lay your scrapbook paper down on top and smooth it out.
Let that dry.
Once that is all dry, put a thin layer of Modge Podge over the top.
Let dry.
Repeat this step so you have 2 layers of Modge Podge on it.
All that is left to do now is enjoy your finished product!
Cost of this project:
$1.49 for the wooden A at Hobby Lobby (I used a 40% off coupon)
$0.59 for the scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby.
Modge Podge, Brushes and Paint I already had on hand.
Did you make this craft?  Link me to it!  I would love to see it!



Friday, August 2, 2013