the vision for this project started out as one thing… and ended up as something totally different.
i was inspired to try this project when i came across these canvases on pinterest.
well… i am in need of some 4th of July decorations and from what i’ve seen… not a single store around here sells any. not even my most favorite store in the world, target.
so i grabbed:
a 12×12 canvas
white spray paint
and some small wooden letters – found at hobby lobby
then i simply spelled out what i wanted it to say and glued it down.
then i took it out back in the wee hours of the morning before it was 10,ooo degrees outside and gave it a couple coats of white paint.
then i brought it inside and looked at it… and then stared at it… and then looked at it some more. it turned out exactly how i had pictured it… but it was just looking so dang boring.
so i figured, what the heck. lets glitterize it.
i painted the top of the letters with glue and sprinkled on the glitter. leaving of course the word bless just plain white. then i took a paper mache star and glitterized it too. i glued the star to the top and then i started to stare at it. and then i looked at it and stared some more.
now i’m thinking i kinda like the plain white.
or do i???
jamie @ kreyv says
LOVE these! I love the plain white, too!
Oh no I love the way that you have used bright colors and yet still made your decor look classy! Looks great!
I love both versions!
Two Shades of Pink says
This is gorgeous! I like both ways but yours is simple…almost elegant. I love every part it!
Love your display the way it is! But it would also look classy in all white with a white star surrounded by a colorful display! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!
Graceful Moments says
I love both! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!
I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says
These are so cute!! I like the plain white.. could be used all year! so fun, thanks for sharing!
This is wonderful! And you could do it for any holiday! I like the all white for something you might leave up long term, but the glittered is really fun for just a short time or a party or something.
Susan R says
How awesome are you? This is so cute. I like both, but the plain white is beautiful and classy. I like the plain white the best.
Susan Crabtree says
LOVE these-the white is my fave!
I definitely prefer the white! I'm going to keep this bookmarked for the holiday season!
Love both versions, but I think I like the colorful one best for celebrating the Fourth since the colors in our flag are so meaningful.
Thanks for always having the best ideas – and sharing them so generously!!!
I like the glitterized version–makes me think of fireworks! 🙂
I'm on team glitter! Love it!
Cindy O'Donnell says
I think I'd have to do "Bless" in silver glitter to make it pop!
I pinned the exact same thing! The white version is my favorite…but who doesn't love glitter!?
I kinda like the all white version. I am headed off to the craft store to make my very own. Thanks for always inspriing. 🙂
I love it white, but you Rocked it with the Glitter!
They are both beautiful! What a super cute idea!
Jenn Christman says
Its nice white but it is amazing with the colors. After all its all about red, white and blue!!
LOVE the white. But I REALLY LOVE the color! Awesome either way!
I like the color better.
Jayna Rae says
It is PERFECT!!!! The glitter was such a great addition, and that star is adorable.
I linked to you in my Fourth of July mantel post today because I was inspired by you pom garland tutorial from earlier this year.
I LOVE it with color! and I like the idea of making bless silver– or even white glitter, so it would pop more. but it looks great how it is too! I kind of want to do that now!
I like both versions! I think they both would look good with a very subtle background …. Like small black and white newspaper print
Crystal @ Ordinary Days says
Great job and what an adorable display!!
Lee Family says
I like them both in different ways. I also think it would be fun to use a hot glue gun and write with that in cursive on your canvas, then paint. Just an idea.
That's GORGEOUS! I love your use of glitter! Thanks for the how-to, I'll be linking.
No! I love the glitter. 🙂
Actually, I LOVE the glitter! Absolutely darling!
WOW this is such an awesome idea. I love love the white, my favorite color. The glitter one is amazing too but the white is for me. What an easy and affordable and cute project. Going to start working on mine this weekend, thanks so much. This is even better then the subway art which I love too.
Wonderful Whittacres says
I'm not a glitter fan but I love the color. I also love the jars with the red and white candies — I think I'm going to have to steal that idea!!
I honestly love both ways. "so i figured, what the heck. lets glitterize it" <— might be the best line I have ever read on a craft blog! AWESOME!
Love, love, love the color!!! So going to do this!!
ellie g says
I was THIS close to using that idea for the 4th. We are SO on the same wave-length. 🙂
I still think I might attempt it at some time. I LOVE how the white looks. But I admit that it would be TOTALLY hard for me to leave it that way. Since color and I are besties.
I might do it though. Just for therapy.
I'm a serious glitter girl! Love the colors!!
And you are a TARGET fan too????? I would classify myself as a Target FANATIC!!!
My vote is for glitter. Very patriotic and fire-worksy. Do you like how I just made up a word? I can see doing a set of Christmas ones in white. Or "He is risen" for Easter. Definitely classy. But for the 4th? Definitely glitter!
P.S. – Kohl's has lots of 4th decorations but they are ALL made in China. Trust me, I checked every single thing. It's a shame.
Between You and Me says
color all the way.
meg duerksen says
they really are both cute!
4th of july decorating is so short anyway….why not get some bling out of it?
I like the colored version the best.
Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom says
This white one white blew me away! I think it's striking!