I loved how my polka dot print deer and pretty wooden birds turned out but I didn't know what to do with my wooden squirrel. I eventually settled on a printed squirrel, glittered to the max!
Sparkly print squirrel
Tools and Materials
- Wooden squirrel
- Water tester pot of paint
- Tilda design card - Winter Bird or printed card (230gsm)
- PVA glue
- Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter
- Small paint brush
Sparkly print squirrel, How-to step by step
Start by carefully painting the sides, using a small paint brush, of the wooden squirrel in duck egg blue paint and leave to dry. To get a perfect fit on the printed card, place the dry wooden squirrel on the underside of the printed card and carefully trace around the edge of the squirrel with a sharp pencil. Flip squirrel over and place next to previously drawn squirrel shape, to avoid wastage, and trace around the other side of the squirrel. With a sharp pair of scissors, carefully cut out the squirrel shapes from the card and place to one side. Brush PVA glue onto front of the squirrel and firmly press the corresponding card shape onto glued front then leave to dry. Once dry, repeat with the shape for the back of the squirrel.
Brush PVA glue onto front of squirrel in patches and immediately sprinkle with glitter before the glue starts to dry. Tap squirrel lightly to remove excess glitter. Continue until front of squirrel is completely covered in glitter.
Brush PVA glue onto side of squirrel and immediately sprinkle with glitter before the glue starts to dry. Tap squirrel lightly to remove excess glitter. Continue this process until entire squirrel is glittered. Leave to dry.
I hold my squirrel over a clean small plastic pot when sprinkling with glitter to catch any excess glitter so it can be reused.
Have a sweet day!