NEW YEARS EVE “CHEERS” SIGN

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

The new year is upon us, why not add a few easy decorations to the christmas decor to ring in 2015. I stopped by my local craft store to grab a few paper maché letters and glitter but the rest I already had on hand, you might too.

With two little ones, my husband and I don’t have the chance to get away to the New Year’s parties. So we celebrate at home with a few tasty appetizers and fun cocktails to get in the spirit. Speaking of cocktails, you should stop by my friend Joanna’s blog for some fabulous recipes using the bubbly and sweet Rondel GOLD Brut Cava. The packaging itself is just beautiful!

NEW YEARS EVE “CHEERS” SIGN

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MATERIALS
paper maché letters (CHEERS)
gold glitter
newspaper scraps
matte Mod Podge
medium-sized paint brush
gloss spray clear coat
hot glue gun + glue
plank of recycled wood (long enough to fit all letters)

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PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove labels from the letters.
2. Spread out a few sheets of newspaper to catch the glitter as you work.
3. Using your paintbrush, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge onto the front surface of your letter.
4. While it’s wet, sprinkle a thick layer of glitter on top. This is where the newspaper comes in handy, you can catch all the glitter and minimize your waste.
5. Now, paint all sides of the letter that will be exposed and sprinkle with glitter. I chose not to paint the bottom of my letters since I’d be attaching them to a base later.
6. Set the letter aside and allow it to dry.
7. Repeat with Mod Podge and glitter until you’ve finished all the letters.
8. If you realized you missed a few spots, add a dab of Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter, nobody will ever know.
9. Once all the letters are dry, move outside and spray with a few coats of gloss clear coat to help glitter stick together. I love glitter, but what I hate most is the mess it makes when you touch it. The clear coat definitely reduces that.
10. I used a piece of recycled wood to act as a base for my sign. Arrange the letters along the base and attach with hot glue. If you choose not to use a base, you could always glue the letters together and hang it on the wall.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

Location and props courtesy of FOUND

Cheers to a safe and happy New Year!