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diy glitter gratitude banner

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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:

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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

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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 glitter-banner-spray-glue

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

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Make sure to cover all of the letter.

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Let dry for a few minutes.

STEP FOUR // repeat on the back of the letter

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This isn’t necessary, but it gives the letter a more finished look.

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STEP FIVE // punch two holes in the top

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If you are just using for a gift tag, you’ll only need one hole.

STEP SIX // string letters together glitter-banner-string

I used jute rope from the hardware store, but any ribbon will do.

Once you’re letters are all strung together, hang and enjoy!

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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.

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19 Responses to diy glitter gratitude banner

  1. Beth November 26, 2014 at 5:27 am #

    I have wanted to make this since you published the post and finally had a spare minute last night. To save a bit of time I used 2 sheets of 12X12 paper that is sold for scrap booking, preglitter sort of paper. It was on sale for $ .29! I am punching holes and stringing up this morning! Approximately how much jute rope did you use? Now I want to make a GIVE THANKS banner for another room = ) Thanks so much for the printable template!! ~Beth

  2. Carolyn Brown November 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Just finished making this for Sunday School in the morning. Goes perfectly…this time I used orange card stock to go with my turkey but would like to do a glitter one or even black for my home. Thanks Emily so much.

  3. Karen October 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Glitter makes everything better. :)

  4. mary kathryn October 21, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Emily,
    I want to make gratitude banners with our church’s middle school girls.
    I looked in the archives and did not see a link to print out the letters.
    Do I need to select a font, type in the letters and print it out? If so, what font and size type did you use?
    Thanks,
    Mary K. Burnette

  5. Denise October 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Where doc you get those gold decal dots, and what size are they for your office? They’re darling!

  6. Colette October 16, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    I love this banner & can’t wait to make it! Such a perfect time too! Thank you so much!!
    cheers, colette

  7. Becky October 16, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    great idea! I’m curious about the wall that you have the Gratitude Banner hanging on. Book pages? is there a story about them?

    • emily October 17, 2014 at 9:17 am #

      Just pages from a french book I taped to the wall about 7 years ago :)

  8. Terrell October 16, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    Thank you so much, I absolutely love this fun decor!!

  9. Emma Jayne October 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    What a simple and attractive glitter banner! You could create a Christmas, or perhaps another occasion using coloured glitter instead :-)

  10. Lindsay Eidahl October 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Simple, sparkly and a great message! That makes the perfect banner to me!

    • emily October 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

      right?!!

  11. Violet October 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Love it! Quick question: you mentioned a post about phone organization. When is that coming? I can’t wait!

    • emily October 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

      Yes! Coming :)

  12. Anna October 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Yay!! I made one the other day too , I couldn’t link up to you on blogger for some reason but did tell others about your blog. Thank you for the inspiration. Here’s my post: http://fromtheheart-anna.blogspot.com/2014/10/gratitude.html

  13. Brie October 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    What font did you use for GRATITUDE? I’l love to do this but with a different word!

    • emily October 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      I used Arial black in 500 pt.

  14. B October 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    A really good idea when working with glitter (especially if you were going to do this with a gift tag!) is to spray over top of the glitter with a clear sealer. It comes in all finishes (I would use glossy for this project) and it keeps the glitter from flaking off EVERYWHERE!

    • emily October 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks for the great tip! That glitter does get everywhere.

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