This very well could have already been done a million times and all over Pinterest, but I haven’t found too much time to look lately. I, however, did take a two hour trip to Walmart a few Friday nights ago. Yep, I don’t go to Walmart for probably six months alone and then I get there and can’t drag myself out. I’m a Target girl all the way and it’s ridiculously close to our house, but Walmart had some great things to offer and I caught myself thinking I needed to go up and down every aisle.
On the craft aisle, I came across some felt cut outs. I immediately saw the peace sign and my head starting spinning…..
I’ve always loved peace signs, but don’t really fine much of a reason for them, although I think Christmas is a great time. I imagine the playroom will have a fun one someday, too!
So, I saw the peace sign and right by it was glitter. I’ve never really done a DIY with glitter so I wasn’t sure the best way to get it to stick. Of course I thought I wanted something quick because I’m a immediately results kind of girl. Honestly, they didn’t have much as far as craft glues go. All I really saw was Elmer’s. So, I opted for the stick.
Once it was all on, it was of course just shaking off everywhere so I wasn’t sure what to put on top. I Googled around and a few people said the Elmer’s spray and a few people said clear, finish coat spray paint. I first did the spray paint, though not pictured. I don’t really think it helped it stick too much. I use a glossy one because I was worried it would take the sparkle away from the glitter. I didn’t seem to. Then, I decided to try the Elmer’s spray, also worried it would take some shine away. I think it made it a tad matte looking, but not too bad.
The final result isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty and sparkly and peaceful 🙂
What do you use for glitter projects? Does Hobby Lobby have a wooden peace sign that would have been easier? Perhaps I would paint this one gold before painting next time, although in person, you can’t really see the green all too much.
Hmm, maybe I’ll do a peace sign Christmas tree. This would go good with these ornaments.