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!
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:
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Elmer’s school glue
- Cup or dish to hold glue
- Chipboard letters
- Newspaper or kraft paper to protect workspace
- Lay down newspaper or kraft paper over work surface.
- Brush chipboard letter lightly with glue. (do one letter at a time)
- 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)
- Let dry. (about 30 min)
- Shake off excess glitter. (if any empty spots, go back and repeat prior steps)
- Cut length of twine to desired length and using hot glue attach letters to twine.
- Hang up your garland and admire your craftiness.
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!