You may have spotted this cutie in the baby shower post yesterday. After having several people ask about it, I thought I’d share how you can make one too.
I found these canvas-wrapped letters at Michaels and picked one up with a 40% off coupon. I liked how thick and well-made it felt, compared to some of their wood versions — although this technique would work with wood as well.
You could easily paint the letter with craft or spray paint, but I liked the look of the natural canvas. Plus, that saved me a step!
I also knew I wanted it to shimmer, but wasn’t thrilled about the idea of pouring loose glitter errwhere. Try as you may, that stuff is uncontainable and continues flaking off indefinitely. That’s when cruising the craft store aisles paid off big time. I found these sheets of glitter vinyl fabric in just the right size! Being fabric, it’s more flexible than scrapbook paper (for about the same $) and the glitter doesn’t come off even one bit. Their color selection was somewhat limited (silver, gold, red, purple, pink and black), but that was ok for me.
Flip the glitter vinyl over and trace the letter. Be sure to flip the letter too or it won’t line up when you put it back on!
Cut out your tracing: highly recommend fabric scissors if you have them for this part.
Cover the backside of the glitter cut-out with permanent spray adhesive, carefully align and press onto the canvas letter.
You could be done right there, but I added a little more color by sticking decorative washi tape along the edge. Fun tape can be a great way to coordinate the letter to any color scheme you choose.
Done! Took me all of 15 minutes. These would be great in a kid’s room or perfect gifts to give for Christmas! Now go forth and DIY some mess-less glitter letter awesomeness.