DIY Glitter Letters

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These fun glitter letters can be used to spell out words like Love or Peace, and can also spell out people’s names.  I got these large cardboard letters at JoAnn Fabrics and covered them with paint, glitter, and Mod Podge.  They are fun and easy to make.  Make some for yourself or for somebody you love!  I made these for my wonderful friend Netty.

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Materials:

Cardboard letters
Newspaper or other scratch paper
Paintbrush
Craft paint
Sponge brush
Mod Podge
Plastic lid
Glitter
Plastic container (if mixing glitters)
Q-tips

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Put down a piece of newspaper to protect your work surface.

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Remove any product tags before beginning.

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I recommend using cheap craft paint since it’s thinner and it dries faster.

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Paint on an even layer of paint on the top and sides of the letter and set out to dry.

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Flip over letters, paint backs, and set out to dry.

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Apply a second coat of paint if needed.

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I used a mix of black and silver glitter.  You can use fine or chunky glitter.

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To mix the glitter, I emptied the black glitter into a plastic container.  You don’t have to use such a big container of glitter.  I had tons of glitter left over for another project!

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I added a little silver glitter to the black, put on the lid, and shook it to mix.

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Add more silver glitter until you get the look you want.

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Pour a good amount of regular Mod Podge (gloss) into a plastic container or lid.

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Spread onto letters using a sponge brush.  This extra large sponge brush will save you time.

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Spread an even coat onto the tops of the letters.  Take extra care to avoid brush strokes if using fine glitter.

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Take care to avoid the gooping of Mod Podge on the edges of the letters.

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Shake on a layer of glitter on the letters.

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Catch the extra glitter on a clean sheet of newspaper and put back in glitter container for re-use.

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Use a Q-tip to remove any extra Mod Podge from edges.

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Let dry for at least 20 minutes and apply a second coat of Mod Podge and glitter.

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Add one last layer of Mod Podge to the top of the letters.  This layer will seal in the glitter and keep it from making a glitter mess all over your house.

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Now it’s your turn.  Have fun!

 

 

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