- Paper mache letters
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- A Tray
- Knitting Needle (optional)
- Scrap Paper/ Newspaper
- Glitter Shaker/ Spoon
I then took my first letter and covered the whole letter in Mod Podge using my paint brush.
Once it was all covered in glue I started to add the glitter, to the largest areas first.
I then added the glitter to the sides and made sure to get in all the little cracks as best as possible.
Then repeat this process with the remaining letters, making sure to get a nice even layer across the letter.
Once you have all the letters covered, lay them out to dry, if possible stand them up as I dried them flat the first time and they stuck to the paper a little.
Once they have dried its time for the second coat. Cover the letter in a second later of Mod Podge. For this layer I poured a little of the glue into a plastic container as I didn’t want the brush to drop glitter into the tub of glue. This keeps the main pot of glue clean and glitter free.
And once again evenly cover the entire letter in glitter.
Repeat on all letters and then leave to dry over night. They are now complete! As an additional option you can cover the letter in another layer of glue to lock the glitter in place, this will dry clear so you will be able to see the glitter through. I decided against this as it does make the glitter slightly matt.
This is where I decided to put the letters once they were dry. I think they brighten up the bookcase brilliantly and you can cover them in any colour to match your desired place.
Let me know if you would like to see anymore glittery tutorials. I had great fun making these and you can add the same process to other objects for a unique up-cycle.