When I got married I used the wedding as an excuse to get my craft on. My mom, sister and I went nuts making everything from the paper flowers to the monogram initials on the gate of the reception site. Every so often I think of little DIYs that I would have loved to do for the big event like this glittered wire name sign for the bride and groom.
Materials: wire, wire cutters, gold spray paint, gold glitter, scissors, ribbon, spray mount
Step 1: Take your wire and leave a bit of room for the curve of the first letter of the word you are going to spell.
Step 2: Start forming the first letter in cursive. Keep the letters loopy so the wire is easier to work with.
Step 3: At the last letter leave some extra wire for extra flourish like the beginning of the word.
Step 4: Spray the wire name gold.
Step 5: Wait a bit for the first layer to dry and then turn it over and spray.
Step 5: Using your spray mount, spray a portion of the wire and then quickly cover it with some glitter. Make sure you’re working on a piece of paper that you don’t mind chucking afterward.
Step 6: Continue spraying and pouring on glitter until it’s covered. Let it sit while it dries.
Step 7: As soon as it’s dry, shake off the extra glitter and return back into the bottle.
Step 8: Tie a ribbon to two letters and tie to a chair.
The beauty of this project is that it can be used for all types of events like monogramming a name for a birthday or bridal shower. Try mixing it up with different colors of glitter and ribbons to really funk it up.
Photography by Hilda Grahnat