10 Jul

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | http://www.100layercake.com/blog/

If this glitzy and glamorous heart looks familiar, that’s because it’s from our very own Amanda’s wedding! Designed by Bash, Please and crafted by Bramble Workshop, this show-stopping sequined DIY hung over the dessert table at Amanda’s bash, shimmering and glimmering while we all danced the night away. So what if we told you that Jessica from Bramble Workshop was going to share all the secrets behind this DIY creation? Um, dream come true! Here’s what you’re gonna need (along with a little papier-mâché):

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

Step 1: Print the heart template so that it tiles onto two letter-size pieces of paper. (You can download the template here.) Tape the pieces together, and cut it out.

Step 2: Trace the heart onto a piece of chipboard, cardboard, or foam core and cut this out.

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

Step 3: Ball up small pieces of newsprint and attach them to one side of the heart using masking tape. This adds dimension to the heart.

Step 4: Cover the whole surface with overlapping pieces of tape when complete. This will create a smooth surface so that less papier-mâché is required in the next step.

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

Step 5: Mix Celluclay (which can be purchased at art supply stores) according to the package’s instructions and spread a thin layer across the surface of the heart.

Step 6: Allow the papier-mâché to dry overnight. It’s helpful to weigh down the edges with something heavy like cans of paint so that the heart doesn’t warp. You can repair these areas after it’s dry.

Step 7: Spray paint the heart with gold spray paint.

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

Step 8: Attach sequins with a hot glue gun.  I used a mix of two sizes of sequins, some flat and some faceted.

Step 9: A small picture hanging hook can be attached to the back if desired.

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

diy gold sequin heart | by Bramble Workshop | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cake

Now you can glam up your wedding, shower, or even your fireplace mantle. Thanks a million, Bash, Please and Bramble Workshop!

Photos by Scott Clark Photo

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the post! It is such lovely decor, can’t wait to give it a go!

  2. This is so beautiful! Thanks for Sharing the DIY. Can you please tell me where I can buy the gold Sequin? Thank you.

  3. i purchased the sequins from berger beads in los angeles… it looks like you can also order them online: http://bergerbeads.net/loosesequins.aspx

  4. Awesome! In the back of my mind I had been thinking of ways to duplicate this. I would never have gotten it right. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Beautiful heart! Perfect for a wedding that needs a little sparkle

  6. Adorei esse tutorial. Super fácil de fazer e o resultado é lindo!

  7. This DIY is awesome!!! Instructions even I could follow, and the finished product is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. This looks great!

  9. Very cute and unique! What a great way to be creative! Would be a nice idea for a hen party too to add that extra bit of sparkle!

  10. That is so adorable and unique! I LOVE the sparkle, Thanks for sharing!

  11. How do you get the template to tile onto two pieces of paper?

  12. Did u glue each sequin on individually?

  13. Absolutely divine.

  14. I was hoping you could tell us the mm size of the sequins?

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