Today, we want to share a quick DIY project from Kate’s wedding. Recently, Sweets & Desserts Bars have been making their mark in weddings around the country. James and I (Kate) chose this yum-filled wedding staple as an alternative to a large wedding cake & used it to share family recipes with our guests. (I designed little recipe cards that guests could take with them to make their favorite dessert at home.)
To help decorate my dessert table, I ran to our local craft store – Joann Fabrics – and picked up medium sized cardboard letters (@ about $2 per letter) & decided to glam them up a bit so that they would catch the soft market lights & christmas lights we used the table.
Active Craft Time: About 50 minutes
6 Cardboard Letters : to spell “SWEETS”
1 can of General Purpose Spray Adhesive
1 jar of Martha Stewart Glitter (Any glitter will do – for color selection, I chose Martha Stewart)
1 jar pf Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter (choose a complimentary color)
Drop cloth or cart sheet (I use an old canvas curtain)
optional: Plastic trash bag or wax paper (to keep the glue away from your curtain)
1. Find an area with lots of fresh air – outside is great for this :)
2. Lay out your first letter on the drop cloth (or throw a plastic bag over the cloth to protect from the glue & to help save glitter)
3. Spray evenly with adhesive about 8-12″ from the surface of your letter
4. Shake glitter from about the same height evenly across the surface of entire letter. Allow each letter to sit flat for a few minutes after glitter has been applied.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until glitter appears even and covers the cardboard to your taste.
6. Use Tinsel glitter to thicken & add dimension. Very lightly spray adhesive over existing glitter & shake out as much tinsel glitter as needed to evenly cover the surface.
7. Allow the letters to dry overnight. Once dry, they can be carefully packed away to await your wedding day!
Here are some photos I took while creating this simple do-it-yourself project the first time:
^ A tiny supply list made for an inexpensive & quick DIY wedding project ^ (left) Medium card board letters & (right) after two layers of glitter, before adding tinsel.
I chose Bronze as my base because we stuck to neutral and blush tones throughout our wedding, then added a little glam with a complimentary jar of bright Kunzite tinsel glitter.
^ Before adding any tinsel glitter…
^ After a layer of tinsel glitter was added
^ An almost finished set of “SWEET” glittery letters