Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Glitter Letters


Last year I bought these paper mache letters and spray painted them for my Valentine's Mantel


I liked them at the time but this year the colors and finish didn't work for our decor, so I decided to give them a little makeover. 

Originally I was going to Mod Podge some scrapbook paper on them but then I saw tons of glitter accents on Pinterest for mantels using letters and other objects and I fell in love. So I decided to Mod Podge some glitter on them. 


First I covered them with a basic red acrylic paint to take away the intense gloss they had from last year.


Then I added a layer of Mod Podge.



I used fine red glitter to sprinkle heavily over the Mod Podge.


Let it sit for a minute.


Then shake off the access glitter.


And ta-da they are done!


I am so much happier now that some sparkle has been added to my mantel and in years to come they should match all my decor!



Now that my Valentine's Decor has a new addition I think I am done with decorating for Valentine's Day.. YAY! Now to focus on our Valentine's Day plans...


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42 comments:

  1. New follower from the hop! Absolutely love what you did with those. Such an upgrade and your mantel looks wonderful!

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  2. This is such a great idea! I blog about fashion but I'm glad to have a blog to follow dedicated to crafting and decor! Love this!!

    Inspirations by Kayla Rae

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    1. Thank you very much! I love seeing posts about fashion so yay! I am heading over to you now :)

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  3. OHHH pretty! Your mantel is darling! I love that you glittered the letters, it's simple but very impressing. I think I want to do this with the word spring?
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much! Very sweet of you :) Will head over now to check your party out!

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  4. So pretty, I love anything glitter. Your mantle looks lovely

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  5. Your Valentine mantel is DARLING!!! I never got around to doing a Valentine mantel but I sure wish I did after seeing yours! Thanks for sharing it. would love to have you share your "stuff" at What to Do Weekends on my blog also. Following on twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/welcome-to-what-to-do-weekends-party.html

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for following me as well. Heading over to check out your party :)

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  6. So cute, I never would have thought of glittering them to bring them back to life!!

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  7. WAY cute! I have four girls so we love glittery things around here! I saw you on the Daisy Cottage Designs link up!

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  8. Love it! Isn't Mod Podge the best? Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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    1. LOVE Mod Podge!!! Couldn't live without it sometimes :)

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  9. super cute. everything is better with glitter. I did something similar with a reindeer head for xmas and loved it! :)

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    1. Thank you! YES glitter always makes things better!

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  10. Sweeeeet! They look amazing with a bit of glitz!

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  11. So cute, Nichole! Everything is better with glitter ;)

    Have a fantastic weekend!!
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I totally agree, I LOVE anything that sparkles!

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  12. Everything is better with glitter :) Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon@ Sewing Barefoot

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  13. Love it -- anything glitter is good! Beautiful mantle!

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  14. Really pretty!
    Love the glitter too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  15. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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  16. Hi, Nichole. I love this project! Thank you so much for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions. You now have a new FB friend!

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  17. They look so good! I love what glitter can add to a project :) Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!

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  18. This is such a great idea and they look so cute! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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~Nichole~

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