DIY: Glitter Gold "I LOVE YOU" Paper Mache Message

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I have been scrambling for something unique and fun to give to my husband on this special "love" day. I searched through Pinterest and I stumbled upon a few Baby Valentine photo sessions that are toooo cute and thought that would be a perfect Valentine's Day surprise for him! However, since we are new to the area and are not familiar with any local photographers yet, I decided to do a little crafting and create a simple and sweet Valentine's Day Photo Session At Home. With a little DIY prop and a dolled up McKenzie, our Valentine To Daddy will be the perfect way to let him know that he is loved!

I know Valentine's Day is most commonly associated with the colors Red and Pink, however, I wanted to take a simpler approach and keep it neutral and just add a touch of sparkle! With that in mind, I decided to create an "I Love You" message using paper-mache letters and Gold Glitter Spray Paint! I know, I know-I had no idea that Gold Glitter Spray Paint existed! So exciting, right?

To create your Glitter Gold "I Love You" Paper Mache Message,  below is my simple how-to:


  •  8" Paper Mache Letters & Heart
  • Krylon Glitter Blast: Golden Glow
  • Krylon Glitter Blast: Clear Sealer

  • Instructions:
    • The heart actually came as a heart -shaped box. I just used one lid portion and cut the edges off.
    • Now, just spray your Glitter Blast Golden Glow over entire front surface (You may spray back surface - I didn't as I don't plan on showing it). Let Gold Layer Dry Completely.
    • Next, Spray a layer of Clear Sealer. This helps the Glitter stay in place without flaking off everywhere (which is why my husband is not a huge fan of glitter). Let Dry Completely
    • That's It! You're DIY- Glitter Gold Message is sparkling and ready to display!
    These can easily be set-up as Valentine's Day Decor on a shelf or hung up as wall art for the week. I plan on doing just that, now that McKenzie's Valentine photos are ready. 

    Here are a few that I was able to capture before my little busy body couldn't contain herself anymore and began waving her heart around and biting on the edges. Probably not the safest thing to let her do, however, no harm was done and luckily no glitter was found in her diaper the next morning. ;) ( I allowed her to handle for a only few seconds- perfect amount of time to get a few shots)

    McKenzie's Outfit: Headband(Love Crush Boutique),  Dress(BabyGap-unfortunately sold out), Moccs(Freshly Picked) 


    1. This is so cute! I thought the letters were perfect, then I kept scrolling and saw perfect little McKenzie showing them off! Ah! So sweet! :)

      1. Thank you Ashley!! You're so sweet!! These were so fun and quick to make and a good excuse for Kenzie to get all fancied up, he he :)

    2. Replies
      1. Awwww, thank you Christina!! The glitter spray painting was so fun and McKenzie was mesmerized by all the sparkle!

    3. This is adorable!! Your little one is so precious! I blogged about a few Valentine's day crafts too, but this one is AWESOME! I love the sparkle spray paint. I have to grab one of those! XO Dawn @730moments.com


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