I love all kinds of decorations for the holidays but my heart always goes back to the vintage items I’ve picked up throughout the year. There’s just something so comforting about the images and colors used in vintage Christmas decor. Unfortunately, these goodies are getting harder and harder to find so I’ve started recreating the look with modern craft supplies. This glittered vintage DIY Santa art is not only fun to make but totally budget friendly too!
- Unfinished Wood Santa
- Darice 8 x 10″ Wood Wall Panel
- Darice Combination Glitter Set
- Mod Podge
- Spray Varnish Sealant
- Darice Wood Glue
Step 1. Apply wood glue to the back of whichever wood cutout you decide to use for this project. Darice has tons of great unfinished wood cutout options to choose from! Press the glued wood cutout in the center of the wall panel and set aside to dry completely for 24 hours. I highly suggest placing something hard on top to get a really good bond.
Step 2. Now that the cutout is secured to the panel, begin applying the Mod Podge (decoupage glue) to the small features on the face. You’re going to want to only work with a few small spaces at a time so that the glue doesn’t dry out before you apply the glitter. Just take it nice and slow! Also, I highly suggest working over a large sheet of paper so that you can easily transfer the unused glitter back to the bottle.
Step 6. Finally, add glue to the outer edge of the wall panel and apply glitter to finish. Take a look at the piece as a whole and do some spot gluing/glittering if any place needs it. Set aside to dry.
Again, there are so many unfinished wood cutout options over on Darice to apply this tutorial to. How fun would a group of glittered stockings look?! Whatever you decide to use, I hope you have tons of fun crafting during the holiday season!
For another fun Santa craft, check out this DIY paper mache cone Santa craft.