Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hot Glue Glitter Letters

I think this is so cool, because you are literally making something from nothing! With just a few supplies and a couple of minutes, you have a beautiful sparkly letter. All you need is a hot glue gun and glitter.

I used a toothpick on a few of the letters, so I could later use them on a birthday cake. The others I attached a twine loop, so they could be hung. I think the neck of a wine or champagne bottle, as a gift tag. Or even hang the letters from the Christmas tree!

Once I started, I wanted to make more and kept thinking of new uses for them. But my hand got less steady, so I stopped at five letters. In the future, I may print out some pretty calligraphy to trace.

You could make symbols, or even numbers to top a birthday cake. What would you make with this  fun hot glue trick?

All you need:
* Hot glue gun, it takes a lot of glue so much sure you have refills
 * glitter
*toothpicks or twine, to attach to the letter

How to:
1. Draw out your letter on the parchment paper with a pencil
2. Trace the letter with your hot glue onto the parchment paper
3. Sprinkle glitter on the hot glue immediately. Don't touch the glue.
4. Stick the toothpick in bottom or place the twine on the letter while the glue is still hot
5. After the glue has completely cooled, go over the letter again with a thick layer of hot glue. Make sure to cover the toothpick or twine well.
6. Sprinkle with glitter again.
7. Once cooled, peel the letter from the parchment paper.

Step 5 in progress

Letters Complete