Last year our very talented bloggers Ashley & Andrea from Camp Makery posted a blog about the Ultimate Girl’s Valentine’s Day party. They made these adorable ombre glitter Champagne bottles with glitter and they blew our readers away. Our blogger Lauren also used this technique this fall with Ombre Glitter Candy Corn wine bottles…needless to say, we are bringing it back! I love using painted wooden letters to decorate for the holidays. I’m not exactly the craftiest person, as you can tell by all of my other posts, I am a cook, so I was a little overwhelmed by this when I first started the project but was pleasantly surprised at how easy these were. After I made these, my friends and family have gone nuts wanting these for children’s rooms, media rooms and front porches. This is such a versatile, inexpensive and easy way to take something from the mundane to WOW.
- Your Choice of Wooden Letters (available at most craft stores such as Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnne's)
- Modge Podge
- Pink Spray Paint
- Gold Spray Paint
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Pink Glitter
- Gold Glitter
1. Spray the top 1/3 of your letters with pink spray paint and the bottom 2/3 of your letters with gold spray paint. Allow to dry completely, about 30 to 60 minutes. (Don't forget to work in a well ventilated area when using spray paint and the spray acrylic - a painter's mask might especially be a good idea if you're doing this project indoors :) )
2. While your paint dried, mix 3 part pink glitter to 1 part gold glitter in a plastic cup.
3. Once your letters are dry, use your sponge to paint the Modge Podge to the top 1/3 of your letters, cover with pink glitter.
4. Paint the Modge Podge on the bottom 1/3 of your letters and cover with gold glitter.
5. Paint the middle 1/3 of the letters with Modge Podge and cover with 3:1 pink:gold glitter mixture and cover generously.
6. Let these set up a few minutes then pick the letters up and let the remaining glitter fall toward the bottom of the letters.
Note: If you invert the letters you will end up with letters that just look half gold, half pink….I did this with my first try of the "L." I would recommend practicing on a piece of paper or another object to get your technique down, maybe even buy 2 of one of the letter as a practice one.…or you can find yourself rushing to the craft store at 9 PM covered in glitter and Modge Podge to get another letter!
7. Spray with clear acrylic. Allow to dry 20-30 minutes. Repeat 3 times. This keeps the glitter on your letters and not all over your house. And that's it! Now hang these letters up, prop them up on a shelf, or stand them up on a table. Anyway you display them will add a pop of whimsy and fun to your Valentine's Day decor!
Check out the rest of the fun recipes and DIYs from this Valentine's Day shoot - including the perfect romanitc dinner for two (Filet Mignon with Melted Blue Cheese, Mushroom Polenta, Shrimp Cargot, Molten Lava Chocolate Fondants!), Chamgpange Glass Markers, Rice Krispie Treat Heart Pops, and Cupid strawberry floats!