Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Canvas Glitter Bat Tutorial

It's almost October, which means that it's almost time to put out Halloween decorations! I don't have a huge selection of Halloween decorations and I'm slowly trying to build it up. Here's a cute craft that will be a great addition to your Halloween decor!
Supplies needed:
-Black paint
-Fine purple glitter
-Mod podge
-Masking tape
-Bat stencil cut out from contact paper
-Paint brush
-Measuring tape
1) Start out by measuring and marking with a pencil where you want the stripes to be.Then place masking tape where you want there to be a white stripe. I would have preferred to have both the top and the bottom stripe the same color but it looks fine either way!
2) Paint a layer of Mod Podge where the tape and canvas meet to prevent the paint from bleeding.

3) Next, paint the canvas black. I did three coats of paint.
4) Remove the masking tape and let it dry completely.
5) Once the paint has dried, set the contact paper bat stencil on the canvas and apply Mod Podge to the edges so it sticks well and so the glitter doesn't bleed under. I cut out my bat on my Silhouette Cameo.
6) Paint a thick layer of Mod Podge in the stencil and sprinkle purple glitter generously.
7) Shake off the excess and remove the stencil.

Project is complete!
Have you made any Halloween decorations this year? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

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  1. That's beautiful! My only problem - I wouldn't want to take it down after Halloween! lol!

  2. I am Just batty for this Lindsey! That purple bat is absolutely awesome, I love it! I made Boo bags and posted them on the blog yesterday, little treat bags. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday sweet lady!

    1. Haha I love the pun! I'm heading over to check out the boo bags right now!

  3. I just love Halloween decor, and this turned out so cute!!

  4. This is such a cute project! I need to add more Halloween décor and this is just perfect!