I haven't made many new Christmas decorations for this year but I knew I wanted to at least make another decorative sign. I made two last year: my burlap "Merry Christmas" sign and blue and gold "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" sign. They are two of my favorite DIY Christmas projects so I thought that I would add one more to my collection and made this DIY Glitter Merry & Bright Sign!
I started with a plain art canvas that I painted a shimmery gold color with craft paint.
Next I cut out this Merry & Bright shape I found online in the Silhouette online shop onto vinyl using my Silhouette cutting machine.
I wanted to use the vinyl as a stencil so I weeded out all of the letters and was left with all the negative space.
I transferred the vinyl onto contact paper so I could place it down on my canvas.
After the vinyl stencil was on the canvas I painted the letters and designs with red paint.
After the paint was dry I painted over it with a thin layer of mod podge and sprinkled lots of red glitter over top.
After the mod podge had dried I carefully peeled back the vinyl stencil and was left with my beautiful and glitterful sign!
I painted the sign in the gold and red colors to match my kitchen decor. I have a little alcove in my cabinets above my kitchen sink that this decorative sign fits perfectly in!
I just love how sparkly it is :)
So I made this sign and my Christmas Swag Wreath this season...I think that's about all for my Christmas crafting this year. The only crafting I have left to do is an ugly Christmas sweater for my work's ugly christmas sweater party. That's right...apparently just buying an ugly sweater isn't enough, I saw pictures from last year's party and these sweater's were CREATIONS. I have a few ideas up my sleeve that will include the sewing machine and lots of faux Christmas tree garland. I will be sure to post some picture of the finished product on my instagram if you are curious as to how it turns out!!