How To Make Gold Glitter Block Letters
Hey there! I’ve got a really simple DIY project for you today that will 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.
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Supplies For DIY Gold Block Letters
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- 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. Or shop Paper Mache Letters on Amazon.
- White school glue
- A brush
- Glitter – I used fine glitter. If you use coarse glitter it will have more texture, so it’s up to you.
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.
How To Make Glitter Block Letters
Step 1: Add glue
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.
Step 2: Add glitter
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.
Step 3: Smooth out the glitter
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.
Step 4: Let it dry
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.
Let your letters dry overnight.
The Trick To Keeping 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!
I added my new glitter letters to my shelves!
What 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.
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