When my Mr. & Mrs. sign for my sweetheart table failed, I decided to DIY myself some glitter letters. LOVE was the shortest word I could think of. I’m glad I didn’t go for the full MR & MRS because you always forget how tedious it is to glitter things until you’re halfway through…
- Wood or Paper Mache – I got my 8″ paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a piece.
- Mod Podge (or other glue)
- Gold Glitter
- Paint Brush – Normally when I’m working with Mod Podge and glitter I prefer to use a foam brush, but getting into the cracks and crevices of the letters was easier with a regular paint brush.
- With your paint brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to one letter at a time, starting with one face only.
- Sprinkle glitter over the glue, using a paper towel or newspaper to catch the extra.
- Allow the letters time the fully dry, laying them on the dry side.
- Repeat 1-3 with the other side, and when that is dry do a second round on both sides.
- When the letters completely dry, finish off with another layer of glue to seal in that glitter.
You can mix your glitter and glue together instead, but I’ve always found in my craft projects that you end up using more glitter than you need, and the end result isn’t as smooth.