Posts Tagged: glitter

DIY :: glitter letter banner

DIY glitter banner1DIY glitter banner2DIY glitter banner3DIY glitter banner4DIY glitter banner5Hope you had a good weekend. I’m feeling a bit off with the time change, but this DIY project using gold glitter is sure to help! We made this handmade sign for our Indie I Do booth last January using paper, some fishing line, glue, and glitter! Customize your message for parties or booth displays!

things you need: cardstock, computer, printer, scissors, fishing line, glitter, glue, tape.

Step one:
Choose what you wish to say!

Step two:
Determine the size you wish your banner to be and print out the letters using your computer.

Step three:
I’m sure there are plenty of fancy tools that can help you, but I just hand cut the letters on to card stock. The banner pictured above took me about 1-2 Gossip Girl episodes to complete (don’t judge me!).

Step four:
Cover your table with newspaper to keep the glitter mess to a minimum. Using spray glue (I bought this at Michaels) or a glue stick, spread the glue on one side of the letter and dip it in the glitter. Make sure that your letters are the right side up to ensure that your letter is orientated correctly (The letter ‘p’ and the letter ‘d’ can be tricky!).

Step five:
Shake off excess glitter and let dry.

Step six:
Here comes the difficult part! Line up your letters from right to left with the non-glitter side facing up. Measure a long piece of fishing line across the entire banner section making sure you give yourself extra string on both sides of the banner for tying. Use tape to secure the fishing line and lift the banner up gently to make sure that everything is secure (you may need more tape). For a lower case ‘i’, we used a toothpick to hold the dot in place.

->> For a simpler method, you can also hole punch each letter prior to glittering and string up each letter individually instead of using the fishing line! <<-

wedding wednesday :: sparkly goods

I had completely forgotten that it was Wednesday today. Oops! Sorry for the late post, but I hope you do forgive me after seeing these beautiful sparkly goodies! Aren’t they dreamy? I am a huge sucker for a good sparkle and really, doesn’t everybody deserve some sparkle in their lives!? Glitter and confetti can be messy, so if you do incorporate it into your wedding day, double check with your venues to make sure that it is ok.

images found via: (one) Eleonore Bridge, (tw0) pinterest via Amanda Jones, (three) pinterest via Krystal B, (four) Nails by Catharina, (five) egg nog, (six) bellaMUMMA, (seven) Oh Happy Day | photo by Robyn Kessler, (eight) pinterest via Ashley Alphin, (nine) Sweet Tooth | photo by Joielala Photography, (ten) favim, (eleven) pinterest via Ashley Alphin, (twelve) pinterest via teal and tea

image credit is unknown unless noted. if you know the photo credits, please leave a comment and i will update it! inspired by this post by oh, hello friend