Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decorations

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Overall, I love the look of silver and brushed nickel but when it comes to Christmas I am all gold. I love the way gold looks with all the glitter and lights and this time of year I want my whole house to sparkle. Recently I was walking through the stores looking at all the holiday decor and I kept stumbling upon all these pretty glittery words but they were so expensive. I knew I could make them for so much less and I was right! Here’s a simple tutorial on how you can too!

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

Supplies Needed:

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

First you’ll want to find a good work surface. We used the side of a cardboard box ripped down. Then take your acrylic paint and lay on a thin layer. I used the Martha Stewart paint I linked to above and I have to say it’s great quality. A very thin layer went a long way.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

And when I say we did it, I mean he did it.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

Let them fully dry before moving on. For us that wasn’t very long. The first letter was pretty much dry by the time we got to the last one. As you can see the metallic paint worked so well.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

For the next step I recommend working over a paper plate or some sort of surface that will help you tunnel your glitter back into the jar when you’re done.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

Paint on a coat of modge podge ONLY on the top surface. Do not do the back or sides.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

Then sprinkle a good layer of glitter over the modge podge while still wet.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

Set aside and let dry.

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

I am SO pleased on how these turned out! Johnny did such a great job! He thought they were so much fun to make too!

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

They look pretty awesome displayed too! Everyone notices them right away and Johnny is proud to tell everyone that he made them!

Make Your Own Gold Glittery Christmas Letter Decoration tutorial found on momspotted.com glitter, modge podge, christmas decor

 

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Nicole Dz says:

    So pretty and great DIY craft! Love the way you displayed the letters, would also be gorgeous on a mantle above the fireplace. Love this!

  2. vickie couturier says:

    that is such a cute craft,and he did a awesome job on it too! cant wait to make this with the grandkids

  3. Shelia H says:

    What a neat idea! simple, too. 🙂

  4. So fun and easy this craft is. It’s a little late this year but I think I will stop at the craft store day after Christmas and see what they may have left over. Thanks for sharing!

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