Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Craft It: Glitter Bunting


Hey Gals!  If you are reading this blog, chances are you are a fan of glitter!  I know B and I certainly are, so it should come as no surprise that I recently crafted up a sign that honors my undying love of the glitzy stuff!  

don't we all?!?
I was feeling particularly crafty one day and wanted a way to spruce up my beloved craft room (this was pre-chalk board wall, but you can never have enough pizzazz in a craft room, if you ask me!!).  After scanning through Pinterest and seeing lots of bunting, I knew I found my inspiration.  I decided to use some leftover cardstock from Paper Source that I had in a bunch of fun colors (again, never throw the leftovers away!!) and spell out the word glitter.  And of course, what better way to spell it out, than with actual glitter?!  

Once I had my overall design, it was actually really easy to craft together.  Below are the step-by-step instructions, though feel free to adapt to your style or color palette!  Included below is a free downloadable template of the bunting to make things super easy!  I’ve also included alternate instructions in case you don’t have some of the craft tools I used handy.


Step 1: Print out bunting template
Easy alternative: You can certainly freehand the letters yourself, though I personally have awful handwriting, so I prefer to print out in a really light font and just trace over it!

Step 2: Break out the paper cutter, and cut bunting to size
Easy Alternative: Hand cut with a scissor



Step 3: One by one, trace over your letters with a glue pen, and then quickly cover with glitter or embossing powder* of your choice
Easy Alternative: Use markers, paint, or whatever supplies you have on hand to spell out the letters!
* if embossing, also use your heat gun to firm up the letters
don't forget to save the leftover glitter!!!
Step 4: Apply glitzy pom poms to the bottom of each point with the glue of your choice
Easy Alternative: No poms on hand, no worries!  Just skip this step


Step 5: Punch holes in the top 2 corners of each bunting triangle, and string together with the ribbon or twine of your choice.  Make sure to use a little extra on the end letters so you have ample room to hang!
Easy Alternative: Use regular old scotch tape to adhere the ribbon to the backs of the bunting


Step 6: Hang up bunting, and stand back and admire your craftiness!

What do you think – glitter overkill or are you like me and there can never be enough glitter?

xoxo

-M

18 comments :

  1. SO cute! This is such a great idea for a party!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! And could not agree with you more about making for a party - in fact B is hosting a BBQ in a couple of weeks and has tasked me with making one that fits the theme :)

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    1. Thanks! And it really was such a snap to make!

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  3. No such thing as glitter overkill....love this!

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  4. This is so cute - love me some glitter!

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    1. Thanks! I seriously can't get enough of the glitzy stuff, so this was the perfect way to not only use glitter, but give it some added love!

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  5. So cute, nope, there can never be enough glitter ;)

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    1. Could not agree with you more - mo glitter, mo better : )

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  6. So cute! Obvi I am a HUGE fan of glitter! :)

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    1. Thanks! And glad to have a fellow glitter gal here :)

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  7. i love it! glitter is my second nature so this is perfect. how cute would this be for a future wedding shower or baby shower??

    glad i found you as i'm newest follower :)

    www.asthewinecorkturns.com

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    1. Welcome!! And based on your blog name, you're now hearing from your latest follower :) Can't wait to check out your blog!

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    1. Thanks! It really doesn't get better than glitter on glitter! xoxo

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  9. Love it! I mean glitter is technically a color in the blogging world right?

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    1. Umm excellent point and it happens to be my favorite color!

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