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Raise your hand if you’re ready to get started on your holiday crafting! Although I don’t put up all our decorations until after Thanksgiving, I do start creating ahead of time. I like to make some of my gifts, and each year I also add a few new ornaments and pieces of home decor to our collection. In the past, my decorations have been mostly red, but in the past couple of years, I’ve started adding more white and metallic accents. I love things that sparkle and shine, and I enjoy being able to leave them up a little longer when it’s still winter, but Christmas is over. This year, the first thing I made is a Glittered Metallic Holiday Sign that’s perfect for celebrating the season. I can’t wait to show you how to create one for your home too!
Here’s a video “how-to,” plus you can scroll down for step by step photos, instructions, and supply links!
FolkArt Coastal Paint: Sand Dollar
FolkArt Brushed Metal Paint: Brushed Gold
Mod Podge Decoupage Brush
Fine Silver Glitter
Wooden Letters: J, O, Y
Strong Glue or Adhesive
11×14 Wooden Sign
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All you have to do is go to the special landing page for my project and the full supply list is there, along with clickable links to buy just what you need. Once you have your materials, it’s time to start crafting!
Step 1: Paint your sign with FolkArt Coastal texture paint in Sand Dollar.
I am a huge fan of this paint line, because I absolutely love the texture it provides…so much more interesting than your standard multi-surface or even chalk paint. I wanted my sign to look weathered, so Coastal paint was the perfect choice. I applied just one coat, and the beauty of it is that you don’t have to cover every single spot. You want some areas to have more paint and others to have less, so just brush the paint on and see what happens naturally! Set the sign aside and let it dry completely while you work on the letters.
Step 2: Paint the top surface of your letters with FolkArt Brushed Metal in your choice of color.
I used Brushed Gold, but if you prefer, you can use another shade or one of the silvers. It only took one coat to get total coverage on my letters. Because the Brushed Metal paint has that gorgeous sheen to it, brush strokes can sometimes be visible, so be sure to go back over the surface with long, continuous strokes before you let it dry so that you get the smooth look you want. Let the letters dry completely before you attempt to glitter the edges. Trust me, I learned this the hard way.
Step 3: Apply Mod Podge to the edges of your letter. Then, while the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle with extra fine glitter.
You’ll want to do small sections at a time so that the Mod Podge doesn’t dry before you apply the glitter.
When you finish, gently tap your letter to remove excess glitter. I like to do this over a piece of paper so that I can fold it and funnel the extra glitter back into my container to use another time. If you see any spots you missed, just add a little dab of Mod Podge and touch them up.
Step 4: Glue your letters to the wooden sign.
You can certainly measure for precise placement if you like, but I confess, I just eyeballed it. Use whatever type of glue you like best for a strong bond.
That’s all there is to it! Your sign is ready to display as you welcome the holiday season!
Of course, you can personalize this sign any way you like by using a different word or choosing other colors for your paints and glitter. You can also eliminate the sign and use the 3D letters instead! Paint them with Brushed Metal and add glitter to the sides, then you have a way to spell out a gorgeous message on the mantle. I’d love to see you put your own personal spin on the project or recreate mine for your own home.
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