All photos by Sam of Pierson Photo Company
I originally made these fun and funky disco letters for the blog Best Friends For Frosting, but I wanted to share it again here because, well, they are amazing. They are actually one craft that I love having up on my office walls and I totally wink at them as I walk by. It’s nice to have a little reminder to slow down and have some fun. I think you need some disco letters in your life too, don’t you?
Materials you will need:
– Cardboard letters spelling out your desired word (I chose the word “FUN” because disco balls personify all that is fun)
– Black craft acrylic paint
– Miniature mirrors (I used a combination of 3/4″ mirrors and 1/2″ mirrors)
– Regular pushpins
– A hot glue gun and glue gun sticks
Step 1: To begin, I painted the entire front surface and side surfaces of my letters black. The black color behind the mirrors really makes the little mirrors more reflective.
Step 2: Next, I used the hot glue gun to glue mini mirrors to the front and side surfaces of each letter. Because some letters have rounded corners and you are working with square mirrors you will want to use a combination of 3/4″ mirrors and 1/2″ mirrors to cover the surfaces as best as possible.
Step 3: Finally, I needed a way to attach the letters to the wall. A great solution was to glue pushpins to the back of each letter. Flip the letter over so that the mirrors are facing down. Next, place a dab of hot glue on the face side of a pushpin. Glue the pushpin to the back of the letter. I glued approximately 5 pushpins on the back of each letter.
All done! Disco party on your walls!