Thursday, May 16, 2013

DIY Glitter Monogram

We decided to combine the two girls into one room now that Mia is ready for a big girl bed. 
 I've basically watched her grow up before my very eyes in a matter of days.
No more crib. No more rocking chair. No more baby. 
.....And sleeping like a champ in her new bed.

To mend my broken heart I've distracted myself with projects for their new room. 
I've had a lot of fun re-decorating Mia's room to make it a fun & new space for the two of them. 
She had the bigger room so it only made sense to move them into that one.

Truthfully I had no real direction for the look we were going for except bright and colorful,
with little pops of glitter.
Because my girls love anything glitter. 

Which brings me to this super easy little DIY I'm sharing today.  

 

I feel like little projects like this can seem pretty self explanatory, but maybe not to everyone.
For those of you who see something like this and think "That looks easy but I wonder how they did it"...
Well this one is for you my friend. 


You'll need:
*Paper mache letter. I got ours at Joanns but Hobby Lobby has them also. 
*Glitter {silver or gold}
*Mod Podge
*Craft Brush

I spread out some wrapping paper so that clean up would be easy. Glitter is so fun, but also so annoying to clean up. 
The paper made it super easy to make all the mess I needed on top of it and then throw it away. 


First spread a thin layer of your mod podge all over the letter including the sides.


Pour on the glitter. You'll have some spots that get little to no glitter. No worries you'll get it later. 
Let it dry for a few minutes and then add another layer of mod podge making sure to get the empty spots. Then add more glitter 


After you let the second layer of glitter dry for a few minutes, 
gently hold it at one of the edges and give it a good little shake to get rid of the excess glitter. 

I didn't wait until the layer was completely dry before I added another. 
Just make sure it's set and the glitter is sticking before you move on to the next step. 


Once it's set for a few more minutes go back and make sure you've got the whole thing covered. 
This is when you'll do your last little touch ups.
Just gently dab the spots that need it.


As the last step, spray the letter really well with hair spray. Be sure to get the sides and insides as well. You could also use spray adhesive but I didn't have any and the hair sprayed worked just fine.
Then let it dry some more. I actually put mine outside just to be extra sure it dried well.

Let it dry for a few hours before hanging it. 


I hung the letter in the middle of an Ikea Ung Drill frame over each of their beds. Even though they are sharing a room now, I want them to feel like they have spaces and little things just for them. I felt like these monograms were perfect for doing just that.


I'm still finishing a couple more projects for their room and then I can't wait to share the end result with you! 

 Hope you're having an awesome week! We're celebrating Bella's 5th birthday this weekend.
If you know how to keep these kids from growing up so fast, do tell ;)  

9 comments:

  1. So cute!
    I love the stripe wall!

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    1. Thanks!! I love it too. Wanted to change up the walls a bit and the stripes did just that!

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  2. OMG there room is so cute or at least what i can see of it!! you are such a great mom! i love this project!! i might have to do it just for fun!!
    XOXO

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    1. You should! It's easy and you can use them anywhere or for anything!

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  3. So simple and beautiful! I love glitter. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-7.html

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  4. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing...

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  5. Those look great! And I love their room. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

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