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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Snowflake canvas art

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Well welcome December!
I just have to say, I love the sparkly-ness of this craft. 
It seems like at Christmas time everything has a little sparkle to it :)
My son and I made these up the other day to add some more Christmas decor to our home.
It's a fun craft to do with kids because they can just go nuts with the paint :)
He loved it!
Our Christmas tree ornaments are kind of snowflake themed. The colors on our ornaments are white, silver, and different shades of blue, so this new pieces match perfectly.
I had purchased these two 8x10 canvases, (on sale and with a coupon of course), from Michael's a while ago, I was going to do another craft with them, but never got around to it.
I decided to use them for this craft because I wanted to be able to use these as decor for years to come
Supplies you'll need
acrylic paints (we used white, a dark blue, and a medium blue)
paint brushed
tape (we used regular scotch tape)
modge podge
First tape out your 'snowflake' (if you look hard enough you can see it!)
 Then just paint!
Look at my little helper go!
He thought it was so fun to use 2 paintbrushes at the same time :)
My son also reminded me that we needed to paint the sides of the canvas as well.
 Once it's completely dry peel off the tape
 I decided to add some more white lines to make it look more snowflake-y, so I just used the white paint and a paintbrush. 
 Grab your modge podge, or regular Elmer's glue, and some glitter
 'Paint' the modge podge to the white area of the snowflake only, and then sprinkle on the glitter.
I 'painted' on the modge podge, and I let my son do the glitter.
It was so cute, he kept telling me he was Glitter Man.
 I think Glitter Man sounds like the best super hero ever!
It made me smile :)
I had newspaper under the canvas, so when we were done sprinkling on the glitter I just held it up and tapped on the sides of the canvas, and the excess glitter came off. I then folded up the newspaper and poured the rest of the glitter back into the jar.
 Let it dry completely,
 and you're done!


  1. They turned out great and I love the touch of glitter!

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  2. Very cute! I love glitter at Christmas

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  3. So pretty I can think of so many places in the house I could use these! New follower!

  4. Haha this is super cute! I'm so terrible at crafts .. I wish I was better but I rush too much. lol.

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  5. My friend and I are planning on doing this with our toddlers next week!

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    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter

    1. I'm sure it will turn out great for you! My son loved it, it's fun to just see their creativity take off :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Very pretty! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
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  7. What a fun idea!! I love how the snowflakes sparkle with the glitter :) My girls would have SO much fun making these and they would look great with my winter decor! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. thanks for such a wonderful step by step tutorial, the end result looks beautiful and although i might have missed this for this year, i will certainly try and remember to revisit this for next year :)

  9. I love this project! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  10. I love this project! I will try this with my kids this weekend. Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions which are so easy to follow.

  11. HI, and Thank You for these GREAT projects! Perfect for a Saturday afternoon with the Grandkids. I am a little worried about the glitter, because I would love to use them year after year. Did you try anything to seal it? Hairspray? Just wondering

    1. Hi Valerie,
      Yes, after the Mod Podge and glitter dried I painted over it again with the Mod Podge to seal the glitter in.
      We actually just pulled these out of storage the other day to decorate for Christmas l, and all of the glitter is still intact!

  12. Michelle, this is a really cute idea! I'd love to make some canvas snowflakes for decor. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.



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