Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glittery Wonderland


Here's a fun little craft idea for everyone who wants to get a head start on their Christmas decorating! The little vignette above was made using some cheap plastic toys, paint, glue, and glitter. Total, it cost me under $5 to make! Plus, it's a really fun (and easy) project to work on while you sip some hot chocolate and watch a Christmas-y flick!

The supplies you need are:
  • Plastic animal toys and trees (I found mine in the toy section at Wal-Mart for $3)
  • A small, plain wooden plaque (JoAnne fabrics, about $2)
  • Craft paint (I use acrylic craft paint)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tacky glue (I love Aleene's, it's great!)
  • Glitter

The toy set I found had some little plastic trees in it already, which were perfect! I used a wooden plaque (like the one pictured above, but smaller) that I already had on hand. It's about 4'' wide, the perfect size to fit 5 little trees and 2 sheep!

I painted the animals first, with about 3 coats of metallic paint. Then I coated the plaque with a cream colored acrylic paint, and accented the sides with a pearly paint in the same shade. I also used a snowflake stencil to make some pearly snowflakes on the top just for fun!

The trees were super easy to make, I used a small paintbrush to paint on some tacky glue and then dipped them in glitter. Instant transformation! Once everything was dry, I used a hot glue gun to adhere them to the surface of the plaque.


I really love how this little Glittery Wonderland turned out. It reminds me of the vintage decorations that I sometimes see! The picture below will give you a better idea of the size, it's pretty tiny.




Have you started on your Christmas decorations yet?


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4 comments:

  1. You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    I would love for you to visit DTA as I am in the midst of a "Gifts You Can Make" series.

    Be merry and bright!

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  2. Laura- Haha, thanks so much! I'm glad you liked my little project! You can't go wrong with glitter, right? =) I will stop by and check out your blog. Thanks!

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