Thursday, September 26, 2013

Double Glitter Tree

Decorating for the Holidays
Before we all know it the holidays will be here.  Now is the time to start thinking about gifts which means you will, also, need gift bags.  It also means time to start getting out those decorations.  This unique project using the fabulous stencils from Dreamweaver and the gorgeous glitter from Art Glitter can double as a bag and decoration for the holiday season.

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Supplies Used:

     From Art Glitter:

     From Dreamweaver:
  •  Double Sided Mounting Paper: 
  •  Leafless Tree Stencil:          
  • Dreamweaver Brush: 
Also needed:  Gift Bag with Handles, 1 Piece of Dark Blue Card Stock, Your favorite doily or circle punch

Peg chose to use the double glitter technique which can be found on YouTube being done by Lynell Harlow from Dreamweaver Stencils to create this gift bag/winter decoration.  It is a very easy technique that adds a wonderful background to any stenciled project. 
 She placed the stencil on the double sided mounting paper as shown in the video and trimmed it to size.  Then, she used some of the Crystal glitter to give the tree a snowy affect around the top.  She added the Nutmeg around the base of the tree and some of the top of the tree to define it. She placed the Garnet glitter into the areas for the cardinals on the stencils.  After that, she removed the stencil as shown in the video and lightly sprinkled some of the Crystal glitter around the bottom of the adhesive sheet to represent snow on the ground.  Then, she used the Varsity Blue glitter to fill in the rest to represent the sky.  When Peg used the brush to remove the excess glitter, she also allowed the blue to come off in areas and sprinkled some of the Crystal glitter in those areas to create more of a winter sky look. 

Peg added some of the Garnet glitter around the edges of her doily using the Designer Dries Clear Glue to help it stand out, too. 
This sparkly decorated bag can be used to give a special gift this holiday season to someone you know.  Add a battery operated light and use it to decorate your home or to welcome friends that come to your door.  This wonderful little bag can be used after the holidays to celebrate the winter season so there's no reason to have to put away with all of the other decorations! 




  1. Beautiful tree metal art.Attractive pieces to decorate your home.

  2. Pretty bag Peg! The leafless tree is such a beautiful stencil!