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diy glitter gratitude banner


    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 adhesiveglitter-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


    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 togetherglitter-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!


    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.



    19 thoughts on “diy glitter gratitude banner”

    1. 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. 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. 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?
      Mary K. Burnette

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

    5. 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!

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