Crafting is hard work. First, you need to spend hours on Pinterest trying to figure out what to craft. This requires both time (which you have none of when you’re sober) and brain function (which you have none of when you’re hungover). If you miraculously bypass this step, you then have to physically go to the craft store for supplies. This means you must spend money you don’t have, and, even worse, put on pants. Last but not least, you actually need to put everything together. Otherwise known as “the number one self-esteem killer of women worldwide,” the assembly phase is almost always an insurmountable task. Luckily for you, however, I took the pain and suffering bullet. So, after days of listening to Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” on repeat and spending countless hours on my knees for reasons different than the usual, I’m finally ready to share some of my fun (and easy) crafterpieces that are sure to liven up any space.
Craft: Sparkle Bubble Wall Art
What You’ll Need:
12’’ x 24’’ white canvases (2)
8 oz. bottle white acrylic paint
8 oz. bottle silver acrylic paint
12” x 12” glitter paper
20-pack of 1’’ circular mirrors (2)
A shit ton of patience
Total Cost: $27 (and some sanity)
Total Time: After letting the base paint dry overnight, it should take about two hours if you don’t exhibit any signs of ADD.
Step 1: Base Paint
Although you can choose any color for the base paint, I definitely recommend going with a metallic silver. It’s easy to mix, and it’s a really pretty contrast underneath the glittery gold. To make it, combine the white and metallic silver until you get a lighter mixture. Remember, since the canvas absorbs a lot of the first coat, always make more of the mixture than you think you’ll need. Wait 30 minutes after painting the first coat to begin the second, then leave the canvas out overnight so you’re sure it’s completely dry.
Step 2: Cut The Glittery, Gold Circles
Find something circular (I used a salt shaker) to trace perfect circles onto the back of the glittery, gold, decorative paper. Line them up right next to each other so you maximize the number of circles on the page.
Step 3: Glue The Glittery, Gold Circles
Allot more time to this than you think you’ll need, especially if you have OCD-like tendencies. You want it to be messy, but not messy messy–more like a controlled, calculated messy that looks like you just threw it together in five minutes, even though it really took you an hour.
Step 4: Glue On The Circular Mirrors
See Step 3 and repeat.
Have some ideas you want me to try? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!.