It's such a frenzy with end of year assignments at work, plus decor and posts galore here at Monica Wants It, but I took Sunday afternoon to just do whatever I wanted. And what I wanted to do was craft and play with glitter.
I brewed myself a cup of my fave holiday blend coffee, and I poured in a lot of Dunkin' Donuts Extra Extra creamer into my beloved Downton Abbey mug. I LOVE this creamer, and it's become my most favorite even though this was my first time trying it. It makes my coffee break extra decadent, and I don't need to add any sugar to my coffee because it's sweet and creamy enough.
For my coffee break, I decided to spend the afternoon in my office crafting away while listening to holiday music (full blast!) on my iPhone. I bought a large unfinished monogram last year to glitter up for our dining room, but I did not ever get to it. This year, I made it a point to get it done. I've had this vision of it being glittery gold with matte black border hung over a mirror.
With my coffee on hand, I worked on this for about an hour and then hung it up. Here's a quick tutorial of how I did it.
-One large MDF/cardboard/particle board monogram
-Chunky glitter in the color of your choice
-Quick dry glue
-2 foam brushes
-Matte acrylic paint in the color of your choice
-Newspaper to protect your surface from paint/glue
-Ribbon of your choice for hanging
-Paint the back of your monogram and the border/edges that won't be covered in glitter. You can skip painting the back of your monogram if you won't be hanging this on a mirror.
-Allow the paint to dry about 5-10 minutes, and then proceed with applying thin layers of glue in small sections to the area you want to add glitter to. Quick dry glue is my preferred glue for glitter projects, BUT as the name says, it does dry quickly.
Work in small sections to avoid having the glue dry out on you. I tend to mentally divide my work into quadrants/fourth and work that way.
-Shake off all excess glitter and pour back into glitter container. Let your monogram dry for about 10 minutes before hanging.
-Hang wherever you'd like using a decorative ribbon and bow. Enjoy!
I truly love black and gold since it reflects my personal style. I love timeless color palettes, and I love anything that sparkles. Taking that hour to just zone out the world and drink some tasty coffee and do something just for me really pepped me up. Those little breaks are enough to give me extra oomph for stress that may lie ahead.
Here's the monogram hanging in my dining room. It came out just like I hoped. My DIY holiday craft fits right in with the overall style I have going on for the holidays. Pee Wee had to come take a look and sneak his way into photos. He is such a little poser- he adores photo shoots.
And here's a close-up shot of it in all its gold glitter glory.
So, this holiday season when you're feeling stressed, please take an hour to enjoy some coffee with Dunkin' Donuts Extra Extra creamer and any activity of your choice. Watch some movies, read a book, sit on the patio, lounge by the fireplace, play with your dogs or children...just make it happen.
And before I forget, make sure you download the Cartwheel app from Target to snag 5% off in-store on your fave Dunkin' Donuts, Silk and International Delight creamers from now through December 24. You can find these creamers in the refrigerated foods section seen below. Also make sure to check out the amazing decor and craft selection-- it's amazeballs. Happy shopping!
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