DIY Disco Letters

DIY Disco Letters

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I originally made these fun and funky disco letters for the blog Best Friends For Frosting, but I wanted to share it again here because, well, they are amazing.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?

DIY Disco Letters

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

DIY Disco Letters

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.

DIY Disco Letters

 

DIY Disco Letters

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.

DIY Disco Letters

DIY Disco Letters

DIY Disco Letters

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!

DIY Disco Letters

DIY Disco Letters

xo Alix

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4 comments on “DIY Disco Letters

  1. I love this look! Just one question, will the hot glue on the tacks hold the weight of the letter safely and indefinitely? May seem like a dumb question, but when the girls hot glued some furniture for the dollhouse a few years back, in a few months the furniture all fell apart. I’m thinking I would like to do this with some drawings the Grandkid’s have done and put them in an empty wood frame on the wall. I just want to know they wont fall down. You’re the crafty expert, so any ideas you can offer are thanked for in advance 🙂

  2. awesome! and probably a bit more budget-friendly than the lights needed for marquee-style letters (although those are cool, too). where did you get your mini-mirrors from? thanks

    1. Jamie! Thank you! I got them from Hobby Lobby but you can find little mirrors on Amazon too…which I love that they have more of a selection.
      xo