Colleen + Corey Wedding

Sparkle Ribbon Sign {DIY}

One of my favorite wedding DIYs was our sparkle signs that hung in the dessert table gazebo and on the back of our chairs.  It was super easy and made a pretty big impact.  These signs are great because you can make them for everything and anything.  Megan also made one last year for our friend Lauren’s baby shower that was really cute.  A few months after we made these for the wedding, I was browsing through BHLDN’s decor section and saw they are selling essentially the same exact thing for $68.  Holy expensive.  Now you guys can make them your own selves and save your cash!

Image by Abigail Seymour Photography

What you’ll need:

– Chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby (the brand we used was The Paper Studio)

– Martha Stewart Craft Glitter (there are other types as well but we live for Martha)

– Spray Adhesive

– Small paint brush

– Ribbon

– Glue gun and glue sticks

What you’ll do:

1) Spray your letter with spray adhesive.  Spray enough so the entire letter is covered, but you don’t want it to be completely saturated and lumpy.

2)  While the glue is still wet, use your paint brush to “paint” on your glitter.  I find that the easiest way is to scoop out a little bit of glitter and dump it on a part of the letter, and then lightly spread around.  You want a light hand for this so you don’t scrape off any of the glitter you put on.  Do this until the entire letter is covered and try to spread so there aren’t any bumps.  Repeat the glue and glitter process for all of your letters.  Let dry.

3) Line up your letters on the ribbon to see where you will glue them.  For the little i, we had to leave a little bit of space at the top of the ribbon to be able to squeeze in the dot.

4) With your glue gun, place hot glue on the back of your letters in the location that will be glued to the ribbon.  Then place the letter on the ribbon.  Repeat with the remaining letters.  Be careful that you don’t glue the ribbon and the letter to the surface you are working on.  Don’t worry if you have any of those little glue strings.  You can always take those off after the glue dries.

And there you have it!  Sparkle ribbon sign complete!  Yay for sparkles.

For the backs of our reception chairs, we made a “bride” sign as well as a “groom” sign in lowercase letters.  We also made separate signs for the gazebo that said “Colleen and Corey” in uppercase letters and different colored glitters to switch it up.  You should see our glitter collection.  It is ridiculous.

All images below by Abigail Seymour Photography.

  1. Jean Wilks

    Thanks a Million for this idea and instructions! I am hosting a bridal shower at my home the first Saturday in May so I will use this idea and I will get started on it very soon. Again, thanks,
    Aunt Jean

  2. Colleen

    Fantastic Aunt Jean! Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    Too stinking CUTE!!! Love this idea Colleen… so easy and reasonable! 🙂 I love your cake, btw… minty green! It’s one of the prettiest that I’ve ever seen!

  4. marilyn

    I have to help decorate for our senior prom. HMMMMMM!!!

  5. Brynn {chartreuse & a twist}

    So pretty!!! I love this idea! I would never pay bhldn for one…you two make it look so easy 🙂 the cake table is so gorgeous, too!!! XO brynn

  6. Colleen

    Thanks so much Lindsey and Brynn! Mom, you can def take my bride sparkle sign to decorate your prom. Not sure if it would go with the decor :).

  7. Stephanie G

    Great ideas. Looked great at the wedding too!

  8. Drew {Coral Cafe}

    awww I love your cake!! Mint is one of my faves!!

  9. Taylor

    Can we have your wedding again? So fun and pretty.

  10. parisbride

    these are super cute! are you going to be posting a tutorial for the ‘mercury glass’ votives? thanks!

  11. Colleen

    Hi Parisbride! Thank you so much for visiting! We actually already have a mercury glass votive tutorial posted!
    Sorry our pictures weren’t quite as pretty then, they were taken with my good old Canon Powershot :). Let me know if you have any questions!