merry christmas glitter banner

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A quick, easy, inexpensive project -- I got the idea from Pottery Barn, but didn’t want to pay $40,
glitter merry christmas garland

PLUS George and Mary had one in their home, so I wanted one!
merry christmas banner

First up, you’ll need some chipboard letters. Buy them at the craft store, or I ordered them on Etsy -- this seller let me choose my phrase for $5.99 + shipping. Then, punch holes at the tops of the letters. I could not find my hole punch, so I used a drill. Whatever works…
holes in chipboard
To make them hang nicely, you’ll want 2 holes at the top of each letter, even the skinny ones.
Then, spray each letter with spray adhesive, 008
transfer it on to another newspaper (so the glitter doesn’t stick to all of the extra adhesive on the paper) and shake on your glitter. I used Martha Stewart fine glitter in yellow gold
(much less expensive at Michaels with a coupon!) and only used about 1/3 of the bottle after re-using leftovers each time.
Hang with some bakers twine004
And you're good to go! Only costs about $10 if you already have the spray adhesive.
merry christmas banner pottery barn
Merry Christmas!

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  1. This is darling--and a "Merry Christmas" banner is perfect for the greatest IAWL fan of all time! Thanks for sharing your method for making it.

    Hope Christmas decorating in the new house is going splendidly!

  2. Thanks for the etsy source. I just ordered my letters (I briefly thought about digging around for some cardboard and cutting letters myself, but this is a good deal and I have plenty of other Christmas prep to do).


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