First, assemble your supplies. In this picture, I purchased the wooden plaque, high-gloss acrylic spray, foam brushes, 1/2" thick x 3 1/2" tall chipboard letters, wooden cutout snowflakes, and clear plastic jewelry line. I already had the different colors of glitter, all-purpose glue, wood glue, and paints. I am missing the letter "T" and the picture hanging bracket in this photo.
Okay, now you are ready to attach your letters and strings for the snowflakes. Cut your desired number of pieces of the plastic string to your desired length (I decided to just add three snowflakes) and wipe off the plaque to make sure it's free of debris (or in my case, glitter). Begin to apply wood glue to the backs of the letters. I'll demonstrate the wrong way:
|You will want to add the clear string to the glue on the back of the letters before attaching the letters to the wood.|
Note: I used a transparent ruler to create a guide to keep all of the letters straight. I usually can eyeball things and be just about perfect, but the striations in the wood were throwing me off. Just a tip to help you out.
Now, the right way to glue the letters:
Well, now your done. Stand back and admire your sparkly new wall art. I hope you have as much fun as I did making this! I plan on making another next week to go with my fall decor, and I'll post pictures of that too. It'll look a little different, but the process will be the same. SPARKLY!!!!!