While my tree is nothing to brag about, I wanted to hurry and show you my new Glittery Monogram Tree Topper. I am in glittery love right now! Here, let me show you how I made it!
But first, the weather has not been very pretty lately so the curb finds have been slim. I have high hopes though and have found a few things that I have not shared with you yet. Until then, you will just have to bare with me sharing my craftier side!
I have to let you know where I got the idea from. A few days ago on Scribbles and Swirls I featured a really neat Sparkly Monogram Tree Topper that I found over at Brooklyn Limestone. The "S" monogram is spectacular and so pretty in blue.
Well today my blog friend, Katie from Sweet Girl Expressions, and I were emailing back and forth how much we loved this idea and how easily we could do it! Although I am in love with how the script letter "S" looks it has no use for our family. That's okay though because I am also completely in love with the script letter "M"! I used the Vivaldi word document font size 440 and printed it out. I copied and free handed it on a large shoe box top to enlarge it a bit more, and then cut it out.
The next step was the fun part: Glue and Glitter!
My LadyBug was using glitter to finish up her science project presentation so my kitchen is now a glittery mess!
It seemed kind of flimsy so I decided to hot glue some popsicle sticks to the back for support.
Next I glued some cooking skewers to the bottom so that I could perch it up into the treetop!
It's not quite as classy as the three dimensional "S" over at the Limestone but I didn't have the time or patience to do that. So by the time I left for Bubba's karate practice and back it was all dry and ready to go!
Note: If I did have the time and the patience I think I would choose to do this project on Foam Board and use an Exacto knife to cut the letter out - it would look a bit more "finished" and sturdy! - but like I said "no time or patience here!"
I love it! I think it is quite impressive. I love love love monograms and have words, monograms and scripts all over my house so why not a glittery one on the tree, right?
And here is one more picture up close on top of our 9' tree! I finally finished decorating it, well the kids did!
I think this is my favorite Christmas project by far!
Thank you all so much for your encouragement. I really enjoy reading through your sweet comments.
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