Sequin Letter Garland DIY

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial) When it comes to parties (especially with the holiday season and New Year’s Eve on the horizon), my go-to decor theme is usually always sparkly or metallic, and I give myself double points if the item is both. I loved the feeling I got when I saw this sequin ampersand project, and it occurred to me that sequin trim would be the perfect supply to make a glittery phrase garland for upcoming holiday parties. We’re teaming up with one of our favorite craft stores, JOANN for this easy project that will add quite a dose of glittery pizazz to your next event, and I bet you’ll keep the garland displayed long after the party is over.

 Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial) Supplies:
stretch sequin gold trim (I used a little over a yard of this for each 9″ tall letter)
-scrap cardboard
X-Acto knife
hot glue gun
metallic cord trim

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial) First you’ll want to print each letter in your phrase so you can use them as a template to cut out your cardboard letter. Choose a simple bold font (I used Function Pro Bold) and a font size that makes the letters just under double the width of your trim. My trim is a little over 1″ wide so I made my letter font around 2″ wide so the trim would be sure to cover the cardboard. Tape each letter to some scrap cardboard and cut out the letter with an X-Acto knife. 

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)To make the ends of the trim look as neat as possible, you’ll want to fold and glue the ends under so the trim doesn’t unravel and drop sequins. So, at the end of the outside edge of your letter, use the hot glue gun to glue the trim end face down going away from your letter.

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)Fold the trim back the opposite way and continue to glue the trim all around the outside edge of the letter. When you reach the other end, cut the trim so it hangs a little past the end, fold the trim under and glue in place. Repeat steps with the inside edge of the letter. Make sure both lines of trim are going in the same direction so they will look more like one piece instead of two. 

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial) If you have a letter with intersections, don’t worry about doing the folds on places where you can cover those ends with another row. So on the “H” I just cut and glued the middle horizontal lines, then covered those cut ends with the vertical lines that had folded ends.

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)Once you have all your letters completed, you can line up your phrase (backwards of course!) and glue your hanging cord to the back of the letters. Once the glue sets, you’re ready to hang your garland!

Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)
Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)
Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial)
Love this! Sequin letter garland DIY (click through for tutorial) I really really love how this project turned out. It’s such a statement piece for a party, and you can customize it to fit your theme.  You could easily make it “MR & MRS” for a wedding, or “IT’S A BOY” for a shower, or “JOY” for Christmas, or whatever you like! You get the idea…What phrase would you make? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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  • Super nice idea, will definitely try this out!
    xxx
    Yolisa
    https://cestyoli.wordpress.com

  • Sent here by another blog – and really liked this piece, your NO SEW (OMG!!) tree garlands – especially the pom pom one and these great letters.

    I think it would make a great B-Day sign too, or “Name” in a teenaged girls room. So easy too. Plan to follow you!
    TAF

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  • Thanks for replying! I went to the hobby lobby website and tried to find it but wasn’t able to. I want to order a bunch for the tables at my wedding. Do you remember what it was called or what section of the site it was on?? Thanks so much.

    Laura

  • Wow! I can’t wait to make this! I know it’s supposed to be for parties and celebrations but I think I’m going to be tempted to leave mine up all year round! 🙂

    Amber
    http://locketzwithlove.co.uk/blog

  • ooh! i just might make this to hang on our bride & groom chairs. LOVING the creativity on this site so much!

  • Love this! Hope I’m able to find a similar sequin cord at my local craft store as we don’t have a Joann’s here!
    I think this could be left hanging all year long 🙂

  • This is such a nice idea! It looks so lovely! 🙂

    Love, Tatjana
    http://sectionofstyle.blogspot.de

  • this is PERFECT! now i’m thinking of doing this for the drinks table of my wedding… 🙂

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

  • An absolutely gorgeous project. I have gold on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate it into my living room color palette. This garland seems like just the right thing. Thanks for the idea Laura!

    http://xfallenmoon.blogspot.com/

  • I love this project, it’s absolutely fabulous!!
    It’s a project that I will drop everything and make for myself (I mean my home) 😉 Thanks for this tutorial, I’m sure my husband will thank you also!
    Trista
    My Sparkled Life

  • Just curious how easy it is to lay the trim on the curved part of the C and S and R? Are those continuous pieces or small sections?

    I love this though! Just wondering if it could get trickier than it looks.

  • I just found that Impact at 675 font size on Microsoft Word is just around the right measurements. I have yet to try with the trim, but I will find out in the next couple of days

  • Somehow this stays away from looking trashy and just looks flippin’ awesome!

  • Pinning this for a girl’s night craft xo

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • This is so shockingly easy, and classy!! My bf is a total minimalist and really against tacky decorations or anything plastic, but I will be able to pass this one off for sure. Thanks for sharing such a great idea 🙂

    Jill
    Champagne for Everyday

  • Wow! I really loved how this turned out and was much simpler than I thought it would be! Looks like I need to hit the fabric store for some sequins and bust out the good ole xacto knife! Perfect DIY for holiday decorating on the cheap! Definitely excited to give it a try. xoxo

  • BEAUTIFUL! I love it. I’ll have to do something similar with a Christmas related word… 🙂

  • I love that this project is simple, yet packs a punch. Mine would say “MRS & MRS” if I ever used it for a wedding.

  • I love that this project is simple, yet packs a punch. Mine would say “MRS & MRS” if I ever used it for a wedding.

  • So fun! This is definitely a must do this holiday!
    xoxo, Laura
    www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • I’ve done a similar project before but this post makes it look way easier and way better. I’ll have to try it your way.

  • This would look amazing at a holiday party! I would go for the JOY letters! The gold was a great choice.

  • Perfect for NYE! I would just write an every day word like ‘hello’ and hang it in my entry way – fun!

  • Hmm, I don’t know for sure! I just use the rulers on the side of the Photoshop document to determine how big the letters are before printing them. If Word has a way to show the rulers on the side, I would do that (or print out a light outline of the letter until you get to the size you want).

    Laura 🙂

  • You should! We won’t be announcing the winner, just contacting them directly 🙂

    Laura

  • I need to know where that amazing gold geometric shape on the mantle came from and how do I get/make one???!

  • Anything with sparkles is a must! I also love the polygonal sculpture below the banner… super cool.

  • This is the cutest idea. I’ll have to remember this DIY to add some glam at my next holiday art show!

  • Thanks Ladies. An awesome project with a multitude of fun applications! Although, to be honest, I was looking more at the chocolate covered puff pastries than I was the garland 🙂

    Thanks for the share and take care.

    Lyle

  • looks amazing and glam and does not look too complex to make 🙂

    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

  • Oh cool! I have been wanting to do something like this but thought I would have to find all of the letters separately. Great idea!

  • I know you can’t hear me, but I’M MENTALLY SCREAMING BECAUSE I LOVE THIS! I want this at every party and gathering, especially for my next birthday. I love how easy and customizable this is and I can’t wait to make garlands out the wazoo!

    Neha // http://nehasharmaphoto.com/blog

  • This is such a beautiful idea. I will be making this for my new year’s party for sure. So cute!
    Juli xx

    http://juliwilliams.com

  • This is SO great! So darn simple and lovely! Great addition to a NYE party!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • What would be a corresponding font and size in Microsoft Word for Function Pro Bold?

  • what a beautiful idea!! I totally see this for weddings and other happy occasions, just like you mentioned 🙂
    p.s. I love love lerrrveee Jo-anns!! I was there twice this weekend alone. Can’t get enough!!

  • It’s so gosh darn bright and cheery! I’m not normally a fan of glitter and gold, but I have to admit that this look is perfect for the holiday season. It turned out so professional-looking too 🙂

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • I love everything gold and glittery and this is both! On top of it, it’s cheerful 🙂 I’m in love!

    Thanks for sharing and love from bella Italia!

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.it/2014/12/hello-december-thoughts-on-chronic.html

    Bambi

  • I can’t wait to make this for New Year’s Eve!!

    Also – will you be announcing the Print My Insta contest winner?!

  • These are great, a beautiful modern take on traditional Christmas bunting!

    Emma | The Fashion Six

  • You know that moment when you see a DIY and you instantly want to go and make it but then feel all sad because you’ll have to wait until you can buy supplies!!! So in love with this!

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