DIY Christmas Art: Glitter Reindeer

While on Pinterest the other day I was completely inspired by this bright and sparkly reindeer by Mixed Method, I just had to have one and I was in the mood for some DIY Christmas art.

So off to Spotlight I went in search for the few materials needed to make this chic glitter reindeer. Isn’t he gorgeous?

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What you will need

glitter reindeer wall art

  1. Canvas – I used a 10 x 12 inch
  2. Glitter in the colour of your choice
  3. Pencil
  4. Fine paint brush
  5. Craft glue or mod podge
  6. A reindeer silhouette printed on A4 paper. Google ‘reindeer silhouette’ and you’ll find heaps. Alternatively, google whatever type of silhouette you prefer.

How to make the Glitter Reindeer Wall Art

Step 1

The first step is to trace the reindeer silhouette onto the canvas with a pencil. The easiest way I found to do this is by putting the A4 print out into the back of the canvas and so when you hold it up in the light, you can trace around the edges.

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diy reindeer wall art
 

diy christmas reindeer wall art

Step 2

Now that you’ve traced the silhouette, it’s time to paint on the glue. Use a paint brush that will allow you to get as close to the lines and the corners as possible.

diy glitter reindeer wall art

Step 3

Don’t leave the glue sit for too long, once the glue is painted on apply the glitter. This is the fun part!

diy glitter reindeer christmas wall art

Step 4

Gently tap the glitter off and your beautiful Christmas reindeer will be revealed! There may be a few gaps where the glitter doesn’t stick, all you have to do is apply some more glue with the paint brush, sprinkle some glitter on and gently tap so the excess glitter comes off.

And now your bright and sparkly Christmas reindeer wall art is ready to hang!

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diy glitter reindeer wall art
Christmas reindeer diy wall art

  Do you enjoy some DIY Christmas art yourself?

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10 Comments

  1. November 24, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    This looks amazing Eva. I’m not very crafty but I think this is one thing I could actually do. #IBOT team

  2. November 24, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Ooohhh sparkles!! Love it!

  3. November 24, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Brilliant! I’m thinking I get my kids to choose something non-Christmassy and keep it up all year round!

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