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Easy DIY Ombre Gold Letters – Holiday Craft Lightning

I'm so excited to be sharing a project on the Holiday Edition of Craft Lightning!! Earlier this week I shared how to make a book page wreath and kicked it up a notch by spray painting it with Krylon ColorMaster spray paint and Krylon Glitter Blast to give it an ombre glittered look. Today I am going to share a similar technique that you can use on paper mache letters to create DIY ombre gold letters for your mantle, wall, or bookshelf.

JOY Ombre Glitter Letters by Jennifer Priest of hydrangeahippo with Krylon Spray Paint 2

 

Easy DIY Ombre Gold Letters

I chose the word “JOY” but you can choose any word for your faith, for a different holiday, or even choose a name, like your family name or your favorite pet.  Here's how to create these ombre gold letters:

Isn't that ridiculously easy? You could totally do this with two colors of spray paint or with a different color of spray paint + Glitter Blast, which comes in a BUNCH of colors.

JOY Ombre Glitter Letters by Jennifer Priest of hydrangeahippo with Krylon Spray Paint

Once the Glitter Blast has dried, add a coat of Krylon Glitter Blast sealer to seal the glitter and prevent it from flaking off.

Supplies:

  • Paper Mache, Wood, Or Metal Letters
  • Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Gold Spray Paint
  • Krylong Glitter Blast in Golden Glow
  • Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer

Wouldn't this look seriously cute tied to a gift or covering a candy-themed Christmas  tree?

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  3. I want to thank you for all the tutorials and all the beautiful things that you’ve made.
    Thank you for sharing it with us. However,I was not able to view the video tutorial on the lace painted mason jars. Hopefully you made it clear with your directions and I won’t need the video tutorial.
    I am a newbie when it comes to Pinterest but I’m so glad I ran across you. I used to make beautiful crafts years ago, then I raised children. Now that my children are in their teens I have free time and can’t wait to see what’s on Pinterest! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

    Thank you,

    Lisa Gullion Pannell
    (One Crafty Momma)

    1. Thanks! I don’t think I have done a tutorial on lace painted mason jars – perhaps that was someone else?

  4. I want to thank you for all the tutorials and all the beautiful things that you’ve made.
    Thank you for sharing it with us. However,I was not able to view the video tutorial on the lace painted mason jars. Hopefully you made it clear with your directions and I won’t need the video tutorial.
    I am a newbie when it comes to Pinterest but I’m so glad I ran across you. I used to make beautiful crafts years ago, then I raised children. Now that my children are in their teens I have free time and can’t wait to see what’s on Pinterest! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

    Thank you,

    Lisa Gullion Pannell
    (One Crafty Momma)

    1. Thanks! I don’t think I have done a tutorial on lace painted mason jars – perhaps that was someone else?

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