Being an admitted crafty nerd, I jump at the chance to try new crafty products. Today I have a simple and fun one to share that could be used a million different ways. I added glitter polka dots to envelopes. Because as with 99% of all things ever, envelopes beg for glitter.
When life feels complicated, pick a simple task to start with. Something you’re reasonably confident you can do, and then head back and try the hard thing again after a little success break. I just had that conversation with my 7-year-old yesterday. For this you need envelopes, glitter, Mod Podge and a brush. Easy peasy.
The stencils are peel and stick! I love that you can pick them up and plop them down wherever.
You don’t have to apply much pressure because these have a drapey gel-y sort of weight to them – excellent for stenciling because it’s a messy endeavor if you’re trying to place and remove tape while simultaneously applying Mod Podge or paint.
After you’ve brushed your Mod Podge on, peel back the stencil and let it have a seat back on its original backing for a moment–
–while you apply glitter and wiggle and shake it around. Then you’ll either want to use the stencil again right away, made simpler by virtue of the peel and stickiness, or give it a good wipe down with a wet paper towel before the Mod Podge dries. I ran mine under the faucet for a minute and then dried it off. No biggie.
The polka dots are just one of the options for these peel and stick stencils that are only available at Michael’s right now. You can find more about them here!
I was given a stencil and glitter and pouncers. I’d have shown you the pouncers too except that someone around here stole them and painted with them and didn’t wash the paint out before it dried. And I’m trying to make it sound like it was one of my kids but my memory is a little fuzzy on this and it might’ve actually been me. But let’s blame the kids anyway. Heck, the baby. She’s easygoing. I wasn’t compensated for this post and my review is the same either way – I love the feel of these and think they’re worth a go!