How To Make Gold Glitter Block Letters

Hey there!  I’ve got a really simple DIY project for you today that is going to add a little sparkle to your Christmas decor!

Have you seen the gold glitter block letters in stores?  Well that’s what we’re up to today.  You can make them yourself and that means you get to choose your favorite Christmas word to display.

Don’t let the idea of working with glitter scare you off.  I have a trick that is going to get that glitter on there real good so you don’t end up with it all over your house.  Promise.
Did you know you could make your own gold glitter block letters? So easy and perfect for Christmas!

First you’ll need some block letters to spell out the word or words of your choice.  I picked up these cardboard ones at Michael’s but I’ve seen them in wood at various craft stores as well.

You’ll also need white school glue, a brush, and some glitter.  I used fine glitter.  If you use coarse glitter it will have more texture, so it is up to you.
gold glitter Christmas decor

I highly suggest that you do this project outside if possible.  Glitter is messy.  I know, cause after doing this project my husband said I had glitter on my forehead. 🙂  It will end up on the floor just a little bit even if you are really careful.

Step 1: I took the lid off of my glue and poured some on the letter.  Then I used my foam brush to smooth it out and get it evenly distributed.

diy Christmas decoration

Step 2: Once you have a thin coat of glue on your letter, pour on the glitter. I did this on a paper bag so that I could fold it and dump the excess glitter into a bowl and use it again.

I covered most of my letter in glue before adding the glitter.  Then I went back and added more glue and more glitter where I needed to.

The trick to applying glitter so it won't come off.

Step 3: Smooth it out with your finger.

I found the easiest way to get the glitter on was to dump some on and then smooth it over the glue with my finger.  Almost like you are painting it on with your finger.

Finally, you’ll want to tap off any excess glitter and add more glue and glitter in the spots that were missed or too thin.

DIY gold glitter NOEL

Let your letters dry overnight.

Now for the trick to keep the glitter from flaking off!

Once your glitter letters are completely dry, spray them with a generous layer of aerosol hairspray.  Almost like you are spray painting them with the hairspray.  This will act as a glue and keep the glitter from falling off everywhere.

Then let that dry and you’ll have your own custom glitter block letters!
winter wonderland Christmas decor

I added my new glitter letters to my shelves!  #sneekpeek of my Christams home tour that will be up next week! {Update:  See my full Christmas Home Tour 2014 here!}

how to make gold glitter lettersWhat do you think?  Pretty easy huh?

I’m loving that these ended up being less expensive than the ones I saw in the store and they are a little bit bigger too.

What are you crafting this holiday season?

 

There’s more…

My Christmas Home Tour 2014

easy winter wonderland Christmas theme

 

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

9 thoughts on “How To Make Gold Glitter Block Letters

  1. […] had except for this one new addition, and one of my only Christmas crafts this year.  These gold glitter block letters spell out one of my favorite Christmas words, […]

  2. Love how these turned out and THANK YOU so much for the hairspray trick…I won’t be as afraid to use glitter in the future now 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday party this week!!

  3. Colleen says:

    Love love love your gold glitter letters! And spraying them with hair spray – GENIUS!!! Thanks so much for the tip. Now I have to go out and get some letters to glitter.

  4. I’m so happy to see what you used to keep the glitter on the letters (or whatever else one might decide to glitter up). I’m looking forward to your Christmas Home Tour!

  5. […] newest addition to my winter wonderland living room are these DIY Gold Glitter Block Letters that spell out one of my favorite Christmas words, “Noel”.  These were so easy to make […]

  6. So cute! I just saw that you came out with a blog planner! I would love to try it. My goal is to get more organized in 2015.

  7. Oh, of course! How could I be so dumb! A very happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Have a wonderful time and rock it like you do. Love.

  8. love it Corey! Came here to link to the makers party 45 but found this instead and im glad i did 😀 Ive been eyeing some wooden letters and gold is well…still gold! I think I’m gonna be copying you 😉

    1. Hi there! We took a week off for Thanksgiving, but I’m so glad you are here anyway! I’m loving the gold too 🙂 And these have added the perfect amount of sparkle. You’re going to love how easy theya are. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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