I don’t typically do “sparkly stuff” in my daily life, but there is something about the holidays that just brings the glitter right out of me! Or the Mod Podge Extreme Glitter technically, since that is what I have in my stash. I just think the holidays are a perfect time for bling, and I know a lot of you agree with me. This project started with the Christmas fabric I had leftover from my Mod Podge Rocks book, and a canvas I found sitting against the wall (who knows where it came from). I added a few other elements and it gave me some quick Christmas decor. You can customize this any way you want to, and I’d start with fabric that you love. Here’s how you do it.
Gather These Supplies
- Large canvas
- Fabric – enough to cover your canvas
- Wood letters in the holiday saying of your choice
- Mod Podge Extreme Glitter
- Mod Podge Matte
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Pure Black
- Craft glue
- Craft knife
- Brayer (optional)
- Wax paper (optional)
Prepare your fabric for Mod Podging to the canvas. Do this by putting the fabric down on a non-stick surface like wax paper and painting a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top. The reason is because this will make your fabric easier to cut and Mod Podge down. I used Mod Podge Matte because I just wanted my letters to be sparkly, not the whole canvas (too much I think, maybe?).
Now adhere the fabric to the canvas. Starting from the center, add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the canvas. Lay down your fabric and smooth to the outer edges. I recommend starting from the center, working on one side and then the other. Make sure to add enough Mod Podge to keep the fabric attached. It’s okay if some Mod Podge comes through the fabric.
While your canvas is drying, paint your letters with the FolkArt color of your choice. I painted mine with Pure Black (a dark color will show the glitter better). But you can pick any color.
I trimmed the excess fabric off of the canvas using my craft knife, because that is easiest for me. To finish, glue your wood letters down to the top of the canvas with a strong craft glue. Let dry for 24 hours before hanging.