Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for and I love doing these knockoff tours, this project is the best of both worlds for me. When I decided to make these glitter alphabet ornaments as my “knockoff”, my neighbor suggested I say Merry Christmas in another language with them. I thought that was a cute idea but wanted it to be personal.
My ancestors are Irish, French, German and Polish. French won because it had the least amount of letters and well I wouldn’t be able to pronounce, at will, Merry Christmas in Gaelic. I had a hard time saying “my name is Dria” in Gaelic when I went to Ireland, even with the help of friends who spoke Gaelic who were with me. So I stuck with a language I could actually pronounce! For those wondering “Dria is Aimn Dom” is how you say my name is Dria in Gaelic. I admit it, I have been known to be gullible and I always wondered if my friends were pulling one over on me since the pronunciation for Dria is Aimn Dom sounds like Dria is um dumb. Of course John (my friend James brother) kept telling James to stop calling me stupid when he was trying to teach me how to say Dria is Aimn Dom lol!
Supplies I used:
*Scrapbook cardboard paper (you could use poster board too but I want to keep my poster board for other projects).
*Small artists paint brush
*Container to put the letters in with the glitter
Step One: Make the letters in silhouette. If you don’t have a silhouette you can make these letters in Word and just hand cut them out. The font that I used for these letters is Franklin Goth Medium. Make sure you don’t forget to draw in the small circle at the top of the letters for the twine to go through if you are using a silhouette.
Step Two: I ran a bead of glue down the front of each letter and then used a brush to spread the glue out.
Step Three: Using a container with glitter in it, I tossed the container back and forth to cover the letter with glitter. This method worked best, other methods I tried were sprinkling the glitter on top of the letters and putting the letters face down in the glitter. Tossing the container back and forth with the letters facing up had the best coverage. Let the letters dry for an hour or so.
Step Four: Using twine string the letters together or keep them as individual ornaments and use the twine for the ornament “hooks”.
The ornaments I knocked off are from Pottery Barn – German Glitter Alphabet Ornaments the cost of their ornaments is $3.50 each, since I already had the supplies in my house to make these they didn’t coast me anything to make but I priced out the materials if I were going to have to buy the items to make these and the cost was about 30 cents each that was on the high end I’m sure they are even cheaper than that to make.
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