-3 Mini Canvases or Square Cuts of Wood (My canvases were $1 each from the Target Dollar Spot because they were craft kits)
-White Spray Paint or Craft Paint (My spray paint of choice is Krylon Dual because it's paint + primer in one)
-Blue Spray Paint or Craft Paint
-Mod Podge, Small Sponge Brush, and Paper Plate
-Leftover Glitter Snowflake Ornament (You can find these in packs for like $0.10 after Christmas at Target)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Silhouette machine (I use the older SD model)
Note: I'll be sharing directions using my Silhouette machine, but you could make your own stencils, or possibly even use stickers!
1. Give your canvases a coat or two of white spray paint. Enough to cover any existing artwork.
TIP: To give your vinyl/stickers the best chance of sticking to the painted canvas, let the paint dry overnight to "cure"!
2. Use your Silhouette to cut your wording out and apply the transfer tape. Cut close to the lettering to minimize the amount of tape that will touch the painted canvas.
3. Apply your lettering to the painted canvas.
TIP: I used a pot scraper to firmly adhere the vinyl. It also helps to have something sturdy under the canvas to press against!
4. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the letters. Brush on in upward strokes and then downwards as well. Let dry completely! This is to ensure your paint doesn't leak under the letters!
5. Give the canvases a very light coat of the blue spray paint. Let dry completely (about 10 to 20 minutes for Krylon).
6. Give the canvases another good coat of the blue, covering the canvases. Let dry completely.
7. Using a pin or a tool, carefully peel your vinyl letters off. You can touch up any areas if desired.
8. Apply vinyl snowflakes.
9. Cover and seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
10. Heat up your hot glue gun and apply glue to the back of your snowflake.
11. Adhere the glitter snowflake ornament to the last canvas.
My canvases don't have a home yet, but I'm working on a little winter "mantel" for January.
Do you decorate for Winter in your home?
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