DIY Glittered Initial Ornaments
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- Wooden letter. You can find them everywhere, but here is an example from wooden letter similar to what I used. The main thing is to have a wooden ornament thick enough for the hardware.
- Screw eye. You can find these at your local hardware store or order them online.
- Glitter glue… my favorite!
- Paint Brush, any small craft brush will do.
- Clear Acrylic Sealant
- Matching Acrylic Paint
- Coordinating ribbon.
Step one. Paint your wooden letter with the acrylic paint. You don’t have to use red… they would be gorgeous in any color! Let dry completely.
Step Two. Flip the letter over so that you are seeing the backside, Paint on glitter glue. Add glitter making sure to fill in the entire letter. The more the better here folks. Let dry.
*** Here is a tip! Glitter over a paper plate and then you can use the excess again or dump it back into the container, whatever you do, don’t just shake it on with the shaker. Get a spoon and sprinkle it on there by barely tapping the side of the spoon.***
Step Three. Turn the letter over and repeat with the glue and glitter.
Step Four. Find the best place for your letter to add the screw eye. Each letter is different, so imagine it hanging on a Christmas tree. Where would it need to be placed for it to hang the most naturally. I can usually just twist it in my hand. If you are having trouble you can use an ice pick or a drill to start your hole.
Step Five. Spray the back side with the acrylic sealer, let dry and then spray the front. This should help the litter from going everywhere.
Step Six: Thread the decorative ribbon through the screw eye and tie it off. That is it!
There you have it! These are sturdy, well made monogrammed ornaments that anyone will love. Give them as an ornament, make your own for your tree, you can even use them to tie to the top of presents. Whatever you use them for, I promise you’ll have fun making them. Your kids will enjoy having the chance to do several parts of this ornament and they will be so proud!
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