Sprinkled With Love







You know I love glitter. It’s been stated time and time again on this blog. That’s why I was super duper overwhelmingly flattered to find out that Apartment Therapy {one of my favorite reads} reposted my DIY Glittered Animal Canvases and said:

“Niki at Papery & Cakery is one of those awesome crafty types for whom “glitter” is a noun, verb and adjective.”

My heart pretty much melted into glitter right then and there.







So I was inspired to make my glitter projects bigger and better. And that’s when I spotted these sprinkles in my sisters Cakery pantry. Keep reading below.







I have a teeny tiny obsession with this Cakery Friday recipe. And with coating anything {and everything} in sprinkles. So why couldn’t I use them in place of glitter? Oh, I can, trust me.







For the XOXO canvas:







  • Paint the main part of a small canvas with a thick layer of craft glue
  • Coat with rainbow sprinkles. Don’t touch the sprinkes or shake off excess sprinkles for a few hours
  • You want to wait until the glue is completely dry  to shake or else you risk the rainbow sugar coating from the sprinkles smearing into the glue {and staining your hands/clothes}
  • Do the same with each side of the canvas
  • Place foam adhesive letters on top of the sprinkles to spell out your message {leave the sticky letter as well as the paper on top}
  • Spray with 5 to 6 coats of acrylic coating/shellac, drying for a few minutes between each coat
  • Make sure you coat the sides with the spray as well







For the “Love You” canvas:

  • Please the foam adhesive letters on the canvas and peel off the top paper layer leaving the sticky part exposed
  • Shake sprinkles generously on top and shake off immediately {no worry of smearing here}
  • Spray with 5 to 5 coatings of acrylic coating/shellac, drying a few minutes between each coat







Enjoy!!!

{**There are no guarantees that this canvas is completely “safe” in the long run. Although the shellac/spray will coat the canvas, that’s not a lifetime promise and sprinkles are made with sugar.**}







This would also make an awesome birthday card. Just place the sticky letters onto card stock, shake the sprinkles and remove excess. Spray to coat and sprinkle the love!







xoxo,

Niki



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1 Comment on Sprinkled With Love

  1. Sarah
    October 8, 2012 at 10:25 am (5 years ago)

    I used this idea, coupled with some others that I have seen, and did a sprinkle-covered silhouette profile of my daughter’s head. It turned out super-cute. I love it for her nursery. I’m also thinking of doing a sprinkle-themed party for her first birthday, and this would be perfect for decorations. Love it!

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