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

Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

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.

Christmas Letters

Glittery Christmas Banner Step 1

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.

Coat Letter in Glue

Banner Creation Project Step 2

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.

Christmas Glitter Letter

Pouring Glitter on a Christmas Banner Letter

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

Glittery Christmas Banner & Wreath

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