Glittered chipboard garland

I’ve been in a Christmas crafting mood lately. I know, we are barely into August, but the holidays always seem to sneak up and I want to be prepared. A few years ago, I purchased a jar of silver German glass glitter from the Old Lucketts Store. (A wonderful antique store in Leesburg, VA. It was back when the fabulous Miss Mustard Seed was a vendor in the shop and sold 4oz jars of the glitter.) If you like milk paint and home decor, check out her blog MMS. (The glitter is available from Meyer-imports; click on the following link to purchase.) Buy glitter here!

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I’m sharing my favorite kind of project- quick and easy! I think you have that figured out by now. I work full time and I’m a mother, so projects that take little effort, are perfect for me. These glittered chipboard letters are stunning, as the glitter is made from crushed glass so they sparkle in such a beautiful way. You can hang these garlands anywhere in your home or they would even work as an accent to decorate a Christmas tree.

Here are the supplies and tools needed to complete this project:

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  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Elmer’s school glue
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup or dish to hold glue
  • Twine
  • Chipboard letters
  • Newspaper or kraft paper to protect workspace

Directions:

  1. Lay down newspaper or kraft paper over work surface.
  2. Brush chipboard letter lightly with glue. (do one letter at a time)
  3. Sprinkle glitter over letter generously. (make sure you do this over a dish or paper towel so you don’t make a mess and can save the excess glitter)
  4. Let dry. (about 30 min)
  5. Shake off excess glitter. (if any empty spots, go back and repeat prior steps)
  6. Cut length of twine to desired length and using hot glue attach letters to twine.
  7. Hang up your garland and admire your craftiness.

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Even though glitter can be extremely messy and found everywhere months later, I can’t help but love it. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives. Thanks for stopping by!

xo. Jill

 

 

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