Here’s a great project for this fall: a glitter gratitude banner. I generally tend towards simple, inexpensive and less-than-one-hour crafts and this fits on each level. Of course you can use the same method to spell out any word or initials – a monogram would be super cute hanging over a bed or use individual letters as gift tags, place cards or party favors this upcoming holiday season. We can all use a little more glitter in our lives.
So let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need:
spray adhesive / fine glitter (like this) / gratitude template (download below) / string / scissors / hole punch
(not shown, but important: a box to contain spray glue and glitter)
STEP ONE // print template and cut out letters
You can do this a couple of ways … print onto cardstock (I used a silver cardstock to help the glitter blend in if I missed any spots) and cut out. OR print on regular paper, cut out and use as a pattern. Trace onto sturdy, but thin, cardboard and cut out letters.
STEP TWO // spray letter with adhesive
This is where the box comes in. And be sure to spray outside or in a well-ventilated area. Spray glue is stinky! Just a light covering will do.
STEP THREE // generously sprinkle on glitter
Make sure to cover all of the letter.
Let dry for a few minutes.
STEP FOUR // repeat on the back of the letter
This isn’t necessary, but it gives the letter a more finished look.
STEP FIVE // punch two holes in the top
If you are just using for a gift tag, you’ll only need one hole.
STEP SIX // string letters together
I used jute rope from the hardware store, but any ribbon will do.
Once you’re letters are all strung together, hang and enjoy!
You are welcome to use this template to create your own gratitude banner. The file is located in The Archive – our library of freebies and downloads. Sign up for free or log in below.