How to Make Glitter Signs

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Create beautiful glitter signs with just a few basic materials.
Create beautiful glitter signs with just a few basic materials. (Image: morguefile.com)

Making glitter signs is an easy, although somewhat messy, craft project for kids and adults. Glitter signs can be used for garage sales, birthday parties, bedroom doors and school projects. Using glitter helps attract additional attention to your message, gives your kids a chance to express their creativity and makes a one-of-a-kind sign.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper or other table/floor protector
  • Cardboard, construction paper, other sign material
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Glitter

Prepare your work surface by covering it with newspaper or another protector. Make sure your work area is large enough for the excess glitter you'll be shaking off. For larger signs, set up a covered area on the floor.

Select a sturdy material for your sign. For large signs, poster board or cardboard works best. For smaller signs, use cardboard or cereal boxes covered with construction paper.

Determine the message for your sign and lightly write the words on your sign in pencil, paying special attention to the spacing of the words and letters. It may take a few tries before you are satisfied with the spacing.

Use your glue to trace over the pencil lines of the letters you will cover with the first glitter color. If your entire sign will be in one glitter color, you may trace over all of the letters and words at once. For thicker letters, apply additional glue around the pencil lines.

Sprinkle glitter over the glue lines until the glue can no longer be seen. The excess glitter on your sign can be reused or saved after the glue has dried.

Allow the glue to dry for 45 minutes to an hour. Shake excess glitter onto the newspaper or back into the container if you wish to save it.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 if you plan to use multiple glitter colors on your sign. Make sure to allow sufficient drying time between each color.

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