DIY Glitter Letters & Christmas Ornaments

November 17, 2021

I so enjoy making special crafts and ornaments during the Holiday season. I have always been a gal who loves glitter too. So these DIY Glitter Letters and Christmas Ornaments are glitter packed! Goodness knows we all could use some extra glitter in our lives. So today I am going to share with you the supply list and instructions on how to make glitter letters and ornaments for friends, family, yourself and the furry friends in your life too!


There is going to be a whole lot of glitter combined with some drying time and the results are adorable decorations for your home, Christmas Tree, packages and gift giving too!

Gold Glitter and Gray Letters with Flowers

How to Seal with Mod Podge!

Sealing Glitter with Mod Podge prevents it from falling off the project and from it getting everywhere in your home, office or Christmas tree and it's simple!

One of the easiest to use and most affordable mediums for sealing glitter is a decoupage medium. It already has a sealer built in that helps to make projects last longer. 

*For added protection I sprayed all my pieces with Rustoleum crystal clear enamel spray.*

I have had these angel wings for 4 years and they still look like new!


Glitter Letters for Home Décor & Special Events

Letters are a chic and relatively inexpensive way to customize a work space, kitchen, child's bedroom, Wedding, holiday event or even a wreath.
Sharing some inspirational links below.

Ombre Letters Using White, Silver and Gold Paint and Glitter

Personalized DIY Glitter Letters

I love, love personalized letters and the simple personal statement they make.
Letters can be grouped together to create a thought or left standing alone, either way they dress up any event or room.


How I became a fan of Glitter Letters and Christmas Ornaments

When my daughter's began having their babies I was just so thrilled, I mean crazy thrilled! It was so fun to buy darling baby sets or handmake special items that they requested.

So when two of them asked me to make them some DIY Glitter Letters for their own daughters, this crafting grandma said of course! Before I knew it I was making a variety of custom crafts!

White Paint, Glitter and Feathers For Angle Wing Christmas Ornament

DIY Wooden and Glitter Angel Wings

The first style of Christmas ornaments I began making were wooden Angel Wings.
I added sweet little embellishments and ribbon to make them all the more special and meaningful for Christmas time .


Supplies For DIY Glitter Letters & Ornaments


How To Prepare DIY Letters & Ornaments For Glitter

Preparing Letters or Ornaments
  • Work in a space with good light.
  • Cover work area.
  • If letters or ornaments are rough, sand and wipe off any residue.
  • Paint entire letter ahead of time and let dry overnight before applying Mod Podge.
  • Place all letters evenly on work area.
  • Decide on how much of the letter you want covered in glitter.
  • Using measuring tape measure from the bottom of the letter up with and pencil and draw a line.
  • Repeat this for every letter.
  • Using painters tape carefully tape the area off above the pencil mark on each letter.

How to Apply Glitter & Mod Podge To Letters & Ornaments

  • Mix mod podge and glitter together in a disposable container with a 1:1 ratio.
  • Brush mixture on the letters or ornaments like paint.
  • Smooth out any bubbles.
  • Allow to dry in-between coats about 30-45 minutes.
  • Apply a second coat if desired. ( I applied 2 coats on my projects)
  • Dry overnight.
  • Spray with Rustoleum crystal clear spray for added durability and protection. 
  • After project has dried add ribbons etc..
  • If adding embellishments use epoxy glue.


So one thing lead to another and before I knew it, I was slightly obsessed and thoroughly enjoying this entire process of making custom glitter letters and Christmas ornaments for just about everyone including the puppies! 

DIY Wooden Glitter Christmas Ornament For Puppy


DIY Wooden Glitter Gift Tags 

I enjoy working with wood and the stability it brings to all DIY projects. Working with wood also has endless possibilities that go beyond letters and ornaments. 
You can also make door décor too. 
I want to share with you the magic that Tammy creates with paint and wood over at Patina and Paint 

Thank you for joining me today!

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