I promised I would be back to share with you guys how to make these cute little glitter elk and BOOM. Saturday post at your fingertips.
Start with your dollar creatures. I got mine at The Dollar Tree. I am a regular there. They know me on a first name basis. And recognize my kids by their crying 🙂 Kidding. #ormaybenotyoullneverknow
So the first thing I did was spray paint my meaty beasts with Rust-Oleum flat white spray paint. I don’t have a picture of this because it was pitch black outside. Then I used Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic spray paint in gold to do their antlers. My trick is to spray a little in the cap and then use a brush to paint smaller bits. It saves me buying so many different types of paint because I always can use the spray paint.
After that is dry, it’s Mod Podge time! Simply use your same paint brush and coat the antlers…or horns…or whatever they are called. I know there is a difference…but I am no expert in Elk anatomy.
Once you have a solid coating on them, use fine glitter from the craft store (I think I got mine at Walmart and it came with six different glitter pouches) to thoroughly coat them.
If you put a couple pieces of paper underneath the elk, you can use all the fallen stuff to do the next set. Pound the elk feet on the ground gently to have excess fall off. Making the elk mating call is optional at that point.
I grabbed these eye hooks from my stash (they were in one of those picture hanging kits) and used the same gold spray paint to cover them on both sides.
I pushed the tip into the back of the elk and then tightened them down by twisting. A little ribbon finished it off for hanging.
And here we go!
Isn’t it so cute?! These are like $4 a pop at stores so these were much more affordable (my only cost was the toy and the glitter) so each one came in right around $1.10. NICE!
These are like $4 a pop at stores so these were much more affordable (my only cost was the toy and the glitter) so each one came in right around $1.10. NICE!
I love the way they look in the tree but I bet they would look equally cute in a wreath, a Christmas display or even solo with your decor.
These are part of the round up I did earlier this week of kid-friendly ornaments. Did you see that post? Are you done decorating? All ornaments up? That means it’s time to craft a couple sentimental ones and these fit the bill if your kids are into animals!
Plus they still look sophisticated enough for any traditional tree! Win win win! It’s a great activity that is super easy and is kid friendly!
And also – I have a cool giveaway this weekend so make sure you follow me on Instagram (I am @bowerpowerblog or you can click the PINTEREST button in the sidebar to follow!) so that you don’t miss the announcement for the giveaway. Trust me. You want to win the prize. And keep checking back…I have a super heavy December post schedule so there will be loads more posts coming at you! Happy crafting!