Hope you all enjoyed my recap yesterday of our awesome engagement party!  I had so much fun DIYing, well, pretty much everrrrrrything!  Can you tell I’m just a little obsessed with gold and glitter??  I only had two weeks to plan our engagement party since we had to move the date up last minute and I wanted to save some money by making things myself.  A lot of you on Instagram previously asked how I made the glitter drink sign and table accents.  Well lemme just tell you these were SO incredibly easy to make!  Trust me on this.  I’m actually planning on doing my table numbers at our wedding reception like this.  You can see an example of that HERE on my Pinterest page.  So simple yet gorgeous, no?

Alright well here’s the skinny on how to make these!

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1.  First lay a tarp down (or trash bag) in your garage or backyard and spray the letters with gold spray paint.  Spray the front side, allowing them to dry for several hours then spray the back.  Feel free to spray a second coat if needed and allow to dry overnight.

2.  Next pour some Modge Podge into a bowl and begin painting over top of the letters with a foam brush.  Make sure your letters are on a paper plate (or anything that can catch all the excess glitter) and shake out the glitter over top of the letters, completely covering the entire area.

3.  Allow the letters to dry for a few minutes then shake the excess glitter onto your paper plate and set aside.  Bend the plate and allow the excess glitter to go back into the jar.  (You’ll have tons left over for more projects!)

4.  Once all your letters are coated with glitter and they have dried completely, spray over top with the clear acrylic spray.  This ensures that the glitter stays on the letters and makes it much easier to transport or save for future use.  Note: don’t spray the acrylic too close to the letters as the spray can dull the glitter making it less shiny.  I’d say spray about two feet away just to be on the safe side!

Viola!  You’ve got yourself some gorgeous accents perfect for any soiree or even gorgeous decor around your house!  Currently these letters make the perfect addition to my office and will be used at our wedding next summer.  You can really use this method with anything you want to revamp – for example, glitter on mason jars makes for stunning flower vases!  For the drink sign, do this exactly the same way, but drill the holes in the top of the letters before you add glitter.  Also make sure the holes are big enough because twine tends to unravel and I was having difficulty feeding it through the wood.  It may even be easier to use cardboard letters if you can find them since they won’t be as heavy when you hang the sign, but I just worked with what I had.  Once the twine is through the holes then you can hang the sign wherever you’d like!

Hope you enjoyed this easy peasy DIY project!  Tag me on Instagram if you decide to make these yourself, I love getting new ideas for parties and my home!