I have always had a heart for anything sparkly, what girl doesn't?! So I decided to stick with my theme of silver and gold for the holidays, but with a little spice. Glitter reindeer head? Shiny, gold thumbtack wreathe? Don't mind if I do!
First I started with a 16 x 20 canvas and good old Elmer's glue, and drew what looked like a reindeer head, filing in the entirety with glue for a nice sticky base for the next step.
Then came the exciting part....the glitter! I shook that beautiful dust all over my existing Elmer's glue base. I think my girls were so thrilled watching me make a mess!
Then off the reindeer head went, outside to soak up some sun. Isn't she a beaut?!
And on my mantel, look at that shine!
Now, I am sure I could have simply placed the thumbtacks haphazardly all over, speeding up the process. However, I am super particular, so I created a beautiful scale-like finish, or a mermaid tail, as my girls called it.
And after several trips to the Dollar Store and 3300 gold thumbtacks later, the result was breathtaking!!!
Add a lustrous silver bow and it was all ready to take its place on my front door.
And here it is, in all of its glory! Isn't it spectacular! I am thrilled of my new addition and think I will be even as excited to put it up every Christmas from here on. Especially as I don't have to push any more thumbtacks into a wreathe ever again!!!