Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stenciling Snow with Glitter

by June Pfaff Daley
I know some of you have already had a sneak peek of this season’s white stuff. However hopefully for most, this post is the first snowfall of the season! While I can certainly wait for winter to arrive, I couldn’t wait to begin several projects for the upcoming holidays. It all started last week as I was paging through a popular home d├ęcor catalog. I spied a lovely framed glittery snowflake print selling for $199! I knew I could make something similar for way less using my snowflake stencil and supplies already on hand. My replica along with a transformed dollar store saint candle is pictured to left. If you haven’t tried glitter with your stencil stash I highly recommend it. The results are gorgeous. And snowflakes are perfect no matter which winter holidays you celebrate! Here’s what I started with:


snowflake stencil
craft glue
silver and gold glitter
plain white tags
cardstock size of frame
white gift bag
Cosmetic sponge and paint brush
(not pictured)

Fabric for wine bag (not pictured)

My process for all of the stenciling projects pictured at the end of this post was similar. I used a tacky glue which I applied either with a cosmetic sponge or a paintbrush. I was very careful in my application so the glue did not get under the stencil. (I did try using a plastic card to squeegee the glue across the stencil, but personally my end results were better with either the sponge or paintbrush.)

Next, I lifted the stencil and poured a generous amount of glitter over the glue. I let it set for about 5 minutes before shaking the excess glitter off.
Here are all of my completed snowflake projects. I sewed a simple wine bag and stenciled a glittery snowflake on the front. I also stenciled the dollar store saint candle, gift bag, tag and of course what started it all, the framed snowflake picture. I hope this post sparks some ideas for quick and simple projects you can make with stencils either to keep or give as gifts this holiday season. Cheers!

June Pfaff Daley is a mixed media artist who creates with everything from wood to fabric. She enjoys transforming thrift store treasures and favors whimsical motifs. June resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with three fantastic kids, one supportive husband, a darling dog and a charming cat. Visit her website:

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1 comment:

  1. Just lovely June!

    Jackie ")


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