Guest Post: DIY Glitter “Hello” Wall Art

It’s Share The Love month, so you know what that means? Another Friday guest blogger!! This week it’s Sophie who has an amazing eye for DIY and a little obsession with glitter. So as you can gather, her blog is definitely in my reader.

I’ll pass you over to Sophie to show us how to make this awesome Glitter “Hello” Wall Art.

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Hi everyone! I’m Sophie and I blog over at The Things She Makes. I’m a lover of making, creating, baking and coffee, by the bucket.

I’ve been reading Claire’s blog ever since I first joined the blogging world late in 2012 and I cannot tell you how hard it was to contain myself in the middle of the shop I was standing in when Claire messaged me about guest posting today. Inside, I was having a Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars moment whilst trying to keep cool about it and not write back immediately with ‘YES! WHEN? NOW?!’, before she changed her mind.

I sent Claire some ideas I could share today and with our mutual love of glitter, I was so happy she picked this wall sign for me to post. I really love glitter. It’s the best kind of problem and any excuse to use it, you can bet I’ll find it. This quick and easy project adds a bit of sparkle to my wall and also lets me use my other new best friend, foam!

I picked up this A4 sheet of gold glitter foam from The Range, but you can find similar sheets and a whole range of colours and sizes in most craft stores and now even the supermarkets are stocking a pretty good range [especially in the kids crafting section]. So whatever your space or colour scheme, you’ll be able to find something that works for you.

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To create my template, I have not been blessed with the neatest calligraphy-style handwriting, so I used the help of my computer and typed my ‘hello’ in a font and size I liked, printing on to A4 paper and then cutting around the outlines to make my stencil:

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On to the back of the foam, I traced the stencil reflected with a pencil:

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…before cutting the main outline with scissors [fabric ones too – the shame!]

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To cut the ‘e’, ‘l’ and ‘o’ details, I used a craft/cutting knife for accuracy – but if you don’t own one, the perfect substitute are small, sharp nail scissors that will do the job just as well [does my misuse of scissors make me the worst crafter in the world?]:

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One of the best things about foam is that if you make a little mistake, or a cut that goes just a little too far, it all expands back in to shape, so no one will ever notice J

Once you’ve made your cuts, you’re done!

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Hang or your wall, or over the eye hole in your front door with pride!

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…at least I did, until someone asked me what ‘hella’ meant and I got the scissors out again to put that right:

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Guaranteed to sparkle on the greyest day – I encourage you to embrace the glitter and foam and make one for yourself! I hope you do.

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Thanks so, so much Claire for letting me post, I am truly honoured and excited to be on your blog.

Love, Sophie x

      

This DIY is definitely one for me to make in my new craft studio! If you fancy giving it a go, you can click the links above to get everything you need.*

Thank you so much Sophie, it’s been a pleasure having you here today. Now I demand everyone takes a peek at your blog The Things She Makes and I have to give you a slap on the wrist for using your fabric scissors 🙂

Toodles!

Claire

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9 thoughts on “Guest Post: DIY Glitter “Hello” Wall Art

  1. Rachael says:

    I’m so going to have to stock up on some of the glittery sheets from Joanns and design something for whenever I get that craft/office room of mine!

    PS. I’m really bad for cutting paper with my embroidery scissors – oops!

  2. april says:

    Does this foam need a sealant of any kind to keep the glitter from getting everywhere? I was thinking of doing this in my daughters name but I’m afraid glitter will be everywhere…

    Thanks

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