Goodwill usually has a nice assortment of Christmas decorations, especially around this time of year. On my recent visit to the Annandale, VA store, I found a lot of great things.
I didn’t buy any of them! Instead, I came home with three wooden plates that I flipped over and learned that somebody with the initial K decoupaged wine-themed napkins onto back in 2005.
I enjoy the challenge of upcycling items into something unexpected. To me, that’s more fun than buying a really nice Christmas decoration off the shelf. I originally thought I could transform K’s plates into a big snowman to match the lamp I made last year. But then, I had a different idea…
Anything round can be painted and sparkled to transform into oversized Christmas ornaments. The transformation is easy to do.
I started by painting the plates a metallic blue. (Traditional holiday red and green work too—or any color that goes with your home décor.)
Then I experimented with Mod Podge and glitter. If you don’t have Mod Podge, any glue that dries clear will work. I started by painting the glue on with a paintbrush like a wide band across the ornament plus a little across the top. Then I sprinkled blue glitter while the glue was still wet and shook off the excess.
I found a round sponge stamper that I used to make polka dots with the glue. If you don’t have a stamper, trace a circle on a kitchen sponge and cut it out. That will work too.
Then I turned the stamper over and dipped the handle in the glue to make smaller polka dots.
I tried painting the Mod Podge onto a stencil to see if it would look like a glittery snowflake. This is the same stencil I used for my boho-inspired wall organizer.
It’s not exactly the glittery snowflake I had in mind, but hey, when it comes to holiday glitter and glitz, you can’t go wrong! Experimenting with different techniques is all part of the fun.
I had the perfect spot for this trio of sparkly ornaments in the little hallway between my kitchen and my guest bathroom. I love how it looks!