We all love the idea of spending time and effort working on a hand-made gift for someone special for Christmas but at the end of the day we either lack ideas, patience or both! I’m so excited to be jumping on board for a great month of Christmas gift ideas with the Christmas Gift Blog Hop. Make sure you “hop” around and see what some of the other bloggers have been up to. & make sure you come back for the next few weeks of the Christmas Gift Blog Hop! You’re going to die when you see what I made using moss.
A while back we thrifted a tray that I’ve been hoarding for just the right DIY. It had some nasty ripped green felt on the bottom so I scratched that off and instead of sanding I just used some left over Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from this DIY. It went on like a dream and took 3 coats to fully cover the dark wood.
After it was all dry (…a whole week later because #momlife) I attempted my original plan which was to use some wrapping paper I found at Michaels that was white with gold polka dots. I finally managed to get it cut out and stuck on with Mod Podge but I wasn’t able to iron out the lumps and bumps that was forming from the wrapping paper. So instead of quitting I grabbed my trusty pot of gold sparkles and went ahead making a bit of a star burst pattern. I didn’t want to cover the whole tray with glitter but rather start from one corner and have it cascade out.
To seal the glitter I used some spray adhesive which worked quite well. Those sparkles ‘ain’t going anywhere.
I’m so happy I didn’t just stuff this whole project in the trash can and call it a day. It actually ended up looking really funky and definatly a piece that will bring me joy over the holiday season. Not all DIYs turn out and that’s A-OK. When in doubt, use glitter! I’ve legit been saying that for years.
Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays! And make sure you check back next week where we’ll all be sharing another round of DIY Christmas gift ideas!
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PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these blogs!