I have been trying to do more crafty projects with little face lately. He just lights up whenever we make something together. Right now he is a little too young for scissors and is just starting to understand what glue is all about. The other day he found my stash of glitter and asked over and over again when we could use it. With out being able to pop a glitter project up in my mind at the moment. I quickly googled glitter projects. And I found this wonderful idea for glitter letters I would love to share what we did with you today.
This takes macaroni art to a whole new level! I am just thrilled with the way these glitter letters turned out. I know what some teachers are getting this year for a teacher gift.
1. First find some long Spaghetti you have around. (If you are a couponer, I know you have some FREE or cheap spaghetti in that stockpile of yours) You can even use leftovers from the night before.
2. Boil the Spaghetti. Only a few pieces, unless you are trying to spell an entire name. A few are needed in case they break. I just did this in the microwave to save some time.
3. Find a cool font you just love and make a large print from the computer at about 100 pt or so. This all depends on how big you want your letter.
4. After the pasta has cooled a bit, place it on the paper in the shape of the letter and let dry. This may take a few hours. Place outside to speed drying time.
5. Using glue, generously coat the letter until completely covered in glue. I outlined the letter with the glue bottle and then used a small brush to make sure I covered the sides real well. Dip the paint brush in a little water to help brush the glue.
6. Very generously coat the gluey letter with glitter. I dumped out the entire bottle on top of the letter. Then I gently picked it up to rest on top of the glitter so it wouldn’t get stuck to the paper. You can also use wax paper to prevent sticking.
7. Let dry. Apply a second coat if you wish. And boom you are done! Don’t these glitter letters just look awesome.
These macaroni art, glitter letters are just so darling! I thought they would make great gifts for Christmas ornaments, Teachers gifts or hang on your door!
We have a linky party going on this week. It starts on Wednesday, but I am attaching it here on Saturday too! So link up any GREAT crafty idea you have this week!