Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Glittery Church

Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage has written a very fun holiday post where she shows us how to spruce up our homes in a thrifty way. She transformed a little church she found at a thrift store by adding paint and glitter to it. After I saw it, I immediately ran out to the Goodwill store and was fortunate to find a church too!

Here are the directions she gave for glittering up her church. Wash with warm soapy water and allow to dry overnight. Then brush paint with white craft paint and while still wet sprinkle on a ton of glitter. Spray with polyurethane afterwards to seal and make sure the glitter sticks. 

Here are before and after photos of my glittery church:

Mine was a music box that didn't sound very good anymore so I took out the mechanism. I put a flameless candle inside. Also, I wasn't sure if I should paint the roses at first, but it was too hard to paint around them so I painted them white too. First I spray painted the flowers a couple times because the white craft paint wouldn't cover the color.

I am just thrilled with my little church.  

Thank you Shannon for the inspiration to make this fun holiday project!  See Shannon's blog for more holiday projects! For more of my glitter, click here.


  1. I saw her post too and was so impressed! So funny. I was at Goodwill yesterday and couldn't get that little church out of my mind. So so clever! I didn't find anything good tough. You sure did! I love yours...just amazing!

  2. I love how it they turned out. I just saw another blogger do this with little cottages she found at the Dollar Store recently. I am definitely going to give this a try.

  3. Pretty, pretty, pretty. I love it.

  4. Your church looks beautiful, Patty. I enjoyed seeing it and it sounds easy too.

  5. Thia is so cute! Love how your little church turned out.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Looks great! That must be some special glitter as we don't have anything like that here. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  7. Your church was completely transformed with glitter! I love the way it looks.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  8. oh so pretty ! :) my mom used to have a row of churches on a shelf at Christmas time...this reminds me of them! :)

  9. I love it, how fabulous! Wish I could rush out to Goodwill and find one to do myself, and I might, you never know what they're going to have, do you? Thanks for sharing! Mary

  10. Best post ever! Love seeing your version :) Completely made my day.

    It's darling. You found a good church!!!! Perfect fix, the shiny porcelain finish would need spray paint. Or maybe chalk paint to "stick". This is so cute. Off to share it on my fb page :) I just love it!!

  11. What kind of glitter do I love love this church


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