Looking for a fun art project to add a little sparkle and fun to your walls? I made this simple and easy glitter wall art project for my daughter’s room in an hour and under $40!
FUN & EASY!
- Blank white canvas (50 x 70 cm) at Jysk
- Regular washable crafting glue at Walmart
- Painters tape
- paint brush
- 2 x Large Container of Glitter (113 g) at Walmart
- On a piece of scrap paper draw out the block letter you intend to put onto the canvas.
- Lay canvas on table and using the painter’s tape and scissors tape out the letter you want to have in glitter. Choosing a letter with just straight lines would be much easier that curves. This tape will be removed later so you do not need to adhere tightly.
- Now tape around the letter. Make sure you are as close to, but not touching the tape that is already applied. It is very important that this tape is secured to the canvas as much as possible so glue cannot seep underneath.
- Remove the interior tape that was applied in step 2 and discard. Once completed the canvas should have the outline of the letter you want glued.
- Double check all remaining tape has no bubbles or gaps that glue may seep under.
- Paint a thick layer of white glue all over the white area where letter is.
- Immediately after glue is applied, shake glitter on top. Use whatever colours you wish and make sure that it is thoroughly covered. Lightly shake off excess glitter.
- Remove tape once you are done and let dry laying flat. Length of time depending on how much glue you applied. I would leave it overnight to be safe.
- Once completely dry, spray all over with hairspray. I used a lot and it didn’t leave any stains on the canvas.
- Hang it up and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks:
- I used A LOT of glue. actually wayyyy too much and then was impatient to see what it looked like on the wall. I hung it up for a moment just to see and the glue started to sag. I was able fix it but I can still see the spot I fixed. So my suggestion to you is to ACTUALLY wait and let it dry! lol!
- It takes quite a bit of glitter. I used 1 of the 113 g containers of silver and then bought a second with a variety of colours. I went through one of the compartments so quickly. I was planning on just silver and blue but the blue ran out after I had only completed 1/4 of the E so I used green as well. I actually like the look better than what I had intended but it was good learning for next time.
According to Amanda… The verdict is:
This was such an easy, fun and cheap project to do with my daughter. Super messy though! Recommend you do it outside if you can.