DIY Glitter Monogram Ornaments | Mama Papa Bubba{this post contains affiliate links}

While Miss G and I were out oohing and ahhing at all of the pretty things in Pottery Barn Kids earlier this week, I spotted some beautiful glitter monogram ornaments that I knew we could easily make at home.

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So we gathered up our supplies and got started.  Included was a panel of an old cereal box, a print out of our initials in a bold font, some scissors, a hole punch, glitter, a foam paintbrush, some baker’s twine, and one of my must-have crafting supplies, Mod Podge {though slightly watered down glue would work well too!}

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While Gracen was having her usual quiet play time, I did a couple of simple prep steps, the first of which was tracing our letters onto the cereal box cardboard.  This can be done many ways, but I just layered the print out over the cardboard and traced the letters using a regular pen and a little bit of pressure, which resulted in an easy-to-see outline.

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Then I carefully cut the letters out.

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When Miss G was up and ready to craft, she got started by punching a hole into the top of her ‘G’.

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Then, using a styrofoam tray that came with some fruit, she applied a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the letter.

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Then came the best part.  She selected a bottle of glitter and shook-shook-shook until the ‘G’ was completely covered.

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After a few minutes of drying time, she flipped the ‘G’ over, coated the backside with Mod Podge, and covered it with glitter too.

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At this point we could have let the letter dry and then given it a once over with Mod Podge or clear sealant in order to ensure that the sparkles don’t budge over time, but we skipped it for now.  I’m pretty confident that it will hold up without, but we shall see!

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When her new ornament was fairly dry, Grae helped me tie a loop of twine through the hole at the top.

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We let it set overnight and today she proudly added it to the tree.  Is there anything better than homemade ornaments?  I think not. ☺

 

KidmadeornamentseriesAnd speaking of that, Gracen and I are so excited to be teaming up with mama miss and a bunch of other awesome mamas and munchkins who love kid-made ornaments as much as we do!  Check out tons of fun ornament ideas here on our landing page and here on our Pinterest board and feel free to link up your ideas by following the instructions at the bottom of this link-up page.  Amazing, right??

Now pop over to memetales for adorable photo keepsake ornaments and imprints from tricia for glitter Christmas card ornaments!

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