DIY Wall Art: Sparkly Confetti

Posted on June 1, 2012 and tagged DIY, Favourites

I was so happy with the way this DIY wall art project turned out, I decided I needed to try another variation on it.

This project is super easy to do and so inexpensive. I think I spent under $10 for all the supplies. The canvas is really the most expensive part, but if you look around or aren't too picky about the size you can usually find a good deal.

The supplies you'll need:

  • canvas
  • tissue paper
  • glitter paper
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush (or paint brush)
  • white paint (optional)

The optional prep-step is to paint your canvas with a coat of white arcylic paint first. I had to do that last time I did this project because I felt my canvas was a little grey, but this one was nice and white so I skipped that step. Side note: I've stopped trying to get all the kitties out of my DIY photos. They just love getting involved! Especially Marshall, he was all up my business during this one.

First, cut out a bunch of circles from the tissue paper and glittery paper. You should be able to find glittery paper in any craft supply store in the scrapbooking section. I used a penny and nickel as a template for my circles. If you fold the paper over on itself several times, one cut will give you a bunch of circles.

Next, arrange the confetti on your canvas to get an idea of where you want it to go. I liked how it looked when I concentrated more of the confetti in one corner and had it spread out across the canvas.

Once you're happy with the placement, start gluing them down with the Mod Podge. It works best if you spread some on the canvas first, lay the circle on top of it, then add another layer of Mod Podge on top of that. When all the confetti is glued down, add another quick coat of Mod Podge to even it out.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I even unknowingly matched my nail polish to the design! Guess I had pink dots on the mind this week. This would look great in just about any colours though. I'd love to do dark blue tissue paper with gold glittery paper.

But pink really goes with Barney's fur.

Like I said at the beginning, this was based on a previous art project of mine, so if you like this one be sure to check out DIY Wall Art: Bubbles.

Note: My husband read this post and he wants you to know that we are aware of Barney's "weight issue". He's on a special diet and we try to get him to run around but he's just a big boy. Soon he'll have a whole house to run around in. And Barney would like to point out that this is a very unflattering angle.

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