DIY Gold Sequin Letters

Hi friends, I hope you’re staying nice and toasty this January. Here in Colorado it’s been freezing and I’ve just been trying to cuddle up under blankets for as long as possible. By the way, I’m Cat from The Rustic Willow and this is my first (of many!) posts on My Crafty Spot and I’m so excited to be here and share one of my favorite projects with you.

So, freezing weather sometimes makes me feel gloomy. Do you know what I mean, or am I alone in this? I’m definitely an outdoorsy kind of girl, and all I want to do is go outside and have a picnic and go for a swim. However, this freezing weather forces me to stay inside the walls of my house all day. What a drag.

But, there’s something about this project that just brightened my day. Something about the sparkly gold sequins and the way the sun reflects off the letters just makes it feel like a happy project. It just instantly brightened my mood.

The best part about the project (besides how pretty it is!) is that it’s fairly easy to do. But just to warn you, I went through about 8 sticks of hot glue (for 3 letters)! It definitely is a glue guzzling project. It’s also a project that will bedazzle your rug, even if that wasn’t your intention–but it’s nothing a vacuum can’t fix. Plus, I kind of like my rug bedazzled.

The instructions I’m going to give you are for one letter, but feel free to multiply them according to how many letters you’re using.

Materials:
1  9″ wooden letter, found at Michael’s
1.25 yards of gold sequin trim, found at Jo-Ann Fabric
2-3 sticks of hot glue
A hot glue gun
Scissors

Instructions:

1. Gather all of your materials.

2. Start by gluing the edge of the letter, a little at a time (about two inches of glue at a time). Once you apply two inches of glue, attach the trim and measure it the length of the letter. Cut the trim with enough room on the bottom to glue to the  back of the letter.

3. Stretch the trim along the letter and cover all of the wood. Make sure to glue down in all of the spots that the trim is loose.

4. Cover any part of the wood that’s showing. Each method with each letter will be different, as the curves of the letters are different. Just feel it out and see where you need to put your trim. Don’t commit to glue until you know where you want your trim to go.

5. Once you have the front covered, make sure to secure the excess trim on the edges to the back of the letter with glue.

6. That’s it! Have fun with it. Make a statement word for your living room or for your bedroom. It’s also a great way to add a little sparkly decor for a holiday. You could spell “love” for Valentine’s Day, or “luck” for St. Patrick’s Day, etc. That’s the beauty of this project–it’s so versatile.

Thanks for joining me for this fun DIY project. I would love if you came and visited me over at The Rustic Willow! See ya soon 🙂

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Cat is a social worker and journalist with a degree in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University. She lived in New Orleans for the past two years working with the homeless population but recently relocated to Denver. In her spare time she is crafting, cooking, decorating and creating anything she can. She believes the most delicious meals and the most beautiful decorations are homemade. She loves to experiment with her recipes and crafts to provide delicious and unique meals and crafts at an affordable price. She loves to travel, soak up new cultures, photograph everything and anything, and live life outdoors.

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Comments

  1. Wowza! Love all those gold sequins!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Ashley

  2. I saw these when you posted them on Instagram and I was seriously hoping you’d post a tutorial for them! I really want to make these for my friends bachelorette party! 🙂 Thanks so sharing and making it look so easy!