How to Make a Glittery Christmas Banner

German glass glitter transforms a party store banner into a stunner. Hang this holiday decoration on a mantel, a banister or even on the Christmas tree!
Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

Hang the banner anywhere you need a dose of glam holiday cheer! This table features a glittery Christmas banner, pitcher, wreath and a framed photograph.

Materials Needed:

  • cardboard Christmas banner
  • school glue
  • 1" artist brush
  • German glass glitter
  • plastic container
  • spoon
  • wax paper
  • hemp twine

Prepare Letters

Remove pre-strung letters from ribbon. Chipboard letters with holes punched in the top will work for this project as well.

Glittery Christmas Banner Step 1

Glittery Christmas Banner Step 1

These precut chipboard letters have been removed from a ribbon. Chipboard letters with holes punched in the top will work for this project as well. These precut chipboard letters have been removed from a ribbon.

Apply Glue

Use a 1" artist brush to liberally apply school glue to entire front of letter. Make sure to coat the entire sides as well. Work in sections, if necessary.

Banner Creation Project Step 2

Banner Creation Project Step 2

Use a 1" artist brush to liberally apply school glue to entire front of letter. Make sure to coat the entire sides as well. Work in sections, if necessary.

Sprinkle Glitter

Pour glitter into container and use a spoon to sprinkle over letter. Apply more glue and repeat on areas where glitter did not adhere. Set finished letter on wax paper and allow to dry. Tip: German glass glitter was used for this project, and it can be found in specialty shops online. Craft glitter is less expensive, more readily available and is a suitable substitute.

Pouring Glitter on a Christmas Banner Letter

Pouring Glitter on a Christmas Banner Letter

Glitter is being poured on to this Christmas banner letter coated with glue.

String Letters

Once dry, string letters onto hemp twine (Image 1). Loop twine on each end to hang (Image 2).

Hang Banner

Hang the banner anywhere you need a dose of glam holiday cheer!

Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

Hang the banner anywhere you need a dose of glam holiday cheer! This table features a glittery Christmas banner, pitcher, wreath and a framed photograph.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make Sheet Music Christmas Trees

Bring the unexpected to your table with miniature Christmas trees made out of cut and curled sheet music. These fluffy trees will add texture and whimsy to any holiday arrangement.

How to Make Architectural Letters

Create the look of worn-metal architectural letters to display a little joy on a holiday mantel or entry table.

How to Make Chalkboard Stocking Hangers

Why buy a cookie-cutter stocking hanger when a custom one can be made with a few staple workshop tools? This project is a perfect way for the woodworker of the family to contribute to the holiday decor.

How to Make a Front Porch Christmas Tree

Create a country-style look on the front porch this holiday season with some indoor/outdoor materials — and a few gifts from Mother Earth.

How to Make a Wall-Mounted Christmas Tree Alternative

Designer Casey Noble shows how to bring the look and feel of a Christmas tree to a small space by creating a wall-mounted version using MDF trim and fabric.

Make Easy-to-Store Holiday Yard Reindeer

Spice up your curb appeal for the holidays with designer Dan Faires' colorful, overscaled plywood yard decorations that pack flat for easy, year-round storage.

How to Make Mercury Glass Votives

Transform inexpensive glass votives and hurricanes into faux "mercury glass" candle holders using silver and gold leaf. These chic, handmade accessories will bring a little shine to any Christmas arrangement.

How to Make a Snowflake Curtain

Deck the windows with strands of snowflakes. They're inexpensive, easy to make and add the perfect dose of seasonal flair to even the smallest windows.

How to Make a Backlit Wooden Christmas Tree

Designer Dan Faires adds a touch of modernity to holiday decor with a minimalist backlit plywood Christmas tree that's perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

How to Make a Votive Candle Runway for Santa

Light the way for Santa by lining entry steps with glowing votives.
More from:

Holiday Guide

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.