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DIY Glitter Sign

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I recently hosted a bridal shower for my little sister. To make it extra special and add a personal touch, I wanted to try out a bunch of DIY projects so I created a Pinterest board to store all my favorite bridal shower ideas, and was especially inspired by this festive party theme as seen on Lauren Conrad's blog. I thought it would be fun to decorate the gift table with a framed photo of the bride and groom to be, as well as a phrase that would set the stage for the evening, which was "Shine bright like a diamond," a simple expression that my mom and I just loved and thought would beautifully encapsulate the mood for the evening.

Creating my DIY glitter sign was super easy, and you could easily adapt this project to any event or occasion. Or just make one to decorate your office or home! It can be any phrase, quote, motto or collection of words, in any colors or fonts.

Keep reading for the simple step-by-step tutorial.

Materials you'll need:

  • Fine tip paintbrush

  • Glitter

  • A print out of your phrase (I used a font called Branboll Fet, free download here) on a thick paper or cardstock

  • Modpodge

Step one: Working one or two letters at a time, carefully paint each letter using your fine brush dipped in Modpodge.

Step two: Tap glitter over each letter, being sure to cover the entire letter completely. Work over a large piece of paper or newspaper so you can easily funnel any leftover glitter back into its container.

Step three: Tap off excess glitter after you've completed each letter.

Step four: Continue painting and glittering each letter until your expression is complete.

Step five: Let your glitter sign dry completely before framing.

Step six: I created glitter ombre frames and displayed my glitter sign at the shower on the gift table, but you could also use a simple frame and hang your sign on a wall. The possibilities are endless!

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i love how cute and creative this is!
#1 Megan, (Homepage) on 2013-01-21 13:47 (Reply)
I love this! I'm such a sucker for anything glittery. I definitely want to give this a try myself.
#2 Kory (Homepage) on 2013-01-21 21:49 (Reply)
I love this! I am definitely going to give this a try, but can we stop for a minute and talk about that ridiculously fabulous frame the print is in?! Can you pretty please with sugar on top post a tutorial? Thanks a million!
#3 Kelsey Martin (Homepage) on 2013-02-12 16:36 (Reply)
Hi Kelsey! Sorry I never posted a tutorial, but I just bought a glitter set that contained a spectrum of colors (I think it was the Martha Stewart set at Michael's Arts & Crafts, used a 50% off coupon) and then applied ModPodge and glitter in sections to create the ombre effect. Hope that helps! xo
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-01-23 12:34 (Reply)
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