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DIY Sequin Letters

Hey fellow learners and observers! Did you catch the big baby announcement we made on Instagram this weekend? If you didn’t, you should go check it out and then head back here.

Today I’m bringing you another fun and quick project from the office makeover, and this one has to be one of my faves because, well, gold sequins!

DIY Gold sequin letters

These two letters used to be in our living room and have since become part of the office’s gallery wall. They were honestly so easy to make, I almost feel bad having a tutorial for them, but here goes…

Materials:

  • cardboard or foam board
  • ruler & pencil
  • strips of gold sequins
  • hot glue gun & glue
  • scissors/utility knife

DIY Gold sequin letters

Step 1

Draw your letters. I measured the “X” properly, then used the same width for the “O”, which had to be mostly hand drawn thanks to the roundness of it.

 

DIY Gold sequin letters

Step 2

Cut the letters out. I used both scissors as well as a utility knife for this. It was easier to cut the rounded corners with scissors, even if they did bend the foam board a little bit.

DIY Gold sequin letters

Step 3

Start applying the hot glue to the “back” of the letter (I used “” because there is no back with these letters, but if you do this with different ones, that’s an important detail.) Let the glue sit for a few seconds then start putting on the sequins strip, being careful not to burn your fingers like I did!

DIY Gold sequin letters

DIY Gold sequin letters

Step 4

Continue to wrap the sequins strip around the letter, occasionally adding more bits of glue if needed. The “O” needed a lot more than the “X” because, again, all of the round edges.

DIY Gold sequin letters

Step 5

Cut off any excess sequins and finish with another strip of glue. You’re all done!

DIY Gold sequin letters

It looks like a painstakingly long task because of all the tiny sequins, but if you buy these wide pre-sewn strips (P.S.: they are also stretchy), this will literally take you about 15 minutes to make!

Here is the finished product in the office gallery wall (which I’ll be sharing more details about later on this week, including artwork sources).

The Learner Observer One Room Challenge Office Makeover

This would be so fun for a monogram as well, or even for a party, baby shower, wedding… you know, gold sequins are good for just about anything!

Hope you had a lovely long weekend!




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2 Comments

  • Reply Raven Corwin, aka Meggie

    Simple is still awesome! I like that you matched your nail polish to your project, BTW. hehe The wall looks fab :)

    September 10, 2015 at 12:58 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Haha total accident, but my gold obsession runs deep :)

      September 10, 2015 at 8:11 am

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