Arthur Christmas and holiday glass clings.

Arthur ChristmasAre you a huge holiday movie fan? I have to admit, I love them – even the ones for kids (okay, especially those!). I recently had a chance to view Arthur Christmas and it is so caaa-ute! It’s a modern day tale that answers the question, “how does Santa gets all of those presents to all the children of the world in one night?” The beginning opens with a complex system of computers, radars and a huge staff of elves that make sure kids get their presents each year – known as Mission Control. It’s absolutely hilarious when a child wakes up (they call him a “waker”) and almost discovers Santa in his room at the beginning of the movie. Mission Control is in a panic!

You’ll get to see Santa’s entire family, and meet brother Steve who is addicted to technology. But at the heart of the family is a lovable, goofy guy named Arthur who wears fun Christmas slippers and a colorful bulb sweater. The main plot centers around what happens during a system break down – a present doesn’t get delivered to a little girl who believes (even though her friends don’t). Arthur can’t accept the fact that a child that devoted to Santa would not receive a present on Christmas Day, so he makes it his personal mission to rectify the situation. You’ll have to see the movie to find out what happens . . . it’s quite an adventure.

This movie is also a hoot because there’s a bit of adult humor mixed in, and I love animated movies that provide entertainment for the grown ups too. I also love the graphics and the animation. It’s a must see holiday movie for the whole family!

Mod Podge Christmas clingsIn addition to Christmas movies, I love holiday crafting, of course. You may be like me, in which case you’d love to indulge in a craft while you watch a Christmas movie – and really get into the spirit! These Mod Podge holiday glass clings are perfect, and you can make them with your kids. Read on to find out how.

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Acrylic paint – your choice of colors
  • Gallery Glass leading blank – or other nonstick surface, such as wax paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Spreading tool – a plastic knife would work, or an old gift card
  • Scissors, craft knife or die cutter (never leave children unattended)

Pour Mod Podge onto a non-stick surface, like a Gallery Glass leading blank or piece of wax paper.

Add just a little bit of acrylic paint (a few drops) and mix thoroughly with your brush.

Spread the paint/Mod Podge mixture out onto your surface with a flat tool. You can do with the brush, but I find it easier with the flat surface.

Do this with several different colors and let them dry.

Peel your dried paint/Mod Podge off of the surface.

At this point you can cut it with scissors, or run it through a die cutter.

You can even use a hole punch or other cutting tools!

And what do you do with those cut out pieces? Why, stick them to glass! You can warm them up in your hands or exhale on them to make them stick well. These work on votives, or in windows!

Mod Podge Christmas clingsI made these using scissors, a die cutter and a hole punch. Aren’t they fun? and when you’re done . . . simply peel them off the glass if you like!

I hope you enjoyed my craft, and that you’ll also take a peek at Arthur Christmas. You’ll love it!

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Comments

  1. says

    This is so cool….I love this technique….I want to make some more Christmas candy jars and this would be prefect on them….thank you so much for sharing…love it…
    Oh and I just ask my DD if she had gotta this movie…that I wanted to see it when she did…so that means a fun day with the grandkids…..I know I’m still a kid at heart!!!

  2. says

    Wow… didn’t know you could do that! I’ll have to give it a try : ) Thanks for the tutorial, I’m pinning this!

    And I’m dying to see that movie with the kids!

  3. says

    Arthur Christmas was so cute- I love it! I have been making window clings by doing this with fabric, but I have never done them with just mod podge and paint! GENIUS!

  4. Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says

    What a fun idea! And my boys would love this movie – we’ll have to check it out.

  5. says

    Are you kidding me??? I’m trying this ASAP! All of my Gallery Glass is in storage and I’m too cheap to buy the entire line again. Good grief. This is the best ‘pin’ I’ve found. lol.

  6. says

    what a great idea, amy! i love decorative candle holders. we totally want to get Arthur’s Christmas! it’s on our list for maybe next week during Thanksgiving! fun post!

    xo
    kellie