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A Very Hoosier Holiday: My Glittery Church Craft

A Very Hoosier HolidayWelcome back to A Very Hoosier Holiday, a guest blogging extravaganza right here on little Indiana!

Anyone is welcome to participate as long as they follow one important rule: the post must pertain to winter or the holiday season. Prepare to read an awesome variety of seasonal postings over the month of December.

Patty is a soon to be Featured Indiana Blogger. Her blog, Patty’s Pretty Things, is chock-full of crafting and decorating ideas!

Today Patty will show you how to transform that ho-hum holiday decor item into something super cute. All it takes is faith, trust, and…no, wait. All it takes for this easy craft is a bit of white paint and a little glitter!

A Very Hoosier Holiday: My Glittery Church Craft

Glittery White Churches Craft
Glittery White Churches Craft
Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage has written a very fun holiday post where she shows us how to spruce up thrifty items to decorate our homes. She transformed a little church figurine she found by adding glitter to it.

Isn’t it adorable? After I saw it I immediately ran out to the Goodwill store and was fortunate to find a church too!

Here are the directions for glittering up a little figurine:

  1. Wash with warm soapy water and allow to dry overnight.
  2. Then brush paint with white craft paint and while still wet sprinkle on a ton of glitter.
  3. Spray with polyurethane afterwards to seal and make sure the glitter sticks.

Here are before and after photos of my glittery church:

Glittery White Church Craft
Glittery White Church Craft

Mine was a music box that didn’t sound very good anymore so I took out the mechanism. I thought I could maybe put a flameless candle inside. Also, I wasn’t sure if I should paint the roses at first, but it was too hard to paint around them so I painted them white too. First I spray painted the flowers a couple times because the white craft paint wouldn’t cover the color.

I am just thrilled with my little church. Thank you Shannon for the inspiration to make this fun holiday project!

About Patty
I love to make crafts, decorate the house, and write about everyday occurrences. I am a very happy woman when I am doing just about anything creative. I hope to offer inspiration for you during your visit. Find Patty at Patty’s Pretty Things blog.

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  1. You are so very welcome! Thanks for playing! :)

  2. Jessica, thank you for featuring me!

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