one of my favorite parts about this new house
is that I have a mantle.
Somewhere to hang garlands, put decorations and be a real "focal point"
So, for our first holiday, I knew it would have to be excellent.
I had seen this on Pinterest:
Sooo, I made my own. It's SUPER easy.
Step (1): gather all your supplies.
I used plain white acrylic paint, Martha stewart white pearl and some flaky iridescent glitter.
Step (2): Paint it. Paint it good.
I used a TON of all white paint, and then only 2 coats of the Pearl paint in order to get a completely opaque coverage. (Which is HARD with white..)
Hint: I let the white dry overnight before adding the pearl.
Step (3): After letting the pearl paint dry 6 hours,
I mixed a ton of white & pearl paint together and really smooshed it onto the letter.
While it was still wet, I went over the area with the glitter.
I did this in sections, and went back with a smaller brush later to add paint/glitter in missing sections.
Step(4): Let it dry while lying down, then shake it off lightly.
Pretty wintery wonderlandy Joy.
Accessorize with dreidels and christmas balls as you wish ;)
And the final mantle piece:
I'm not -completely- convinced she's done, but I love it so far.