It’s graduation season and I know so many of you are already planning your celebrations for the big day! I love the alphabet letter serving platters that seem to be popping up all over the place but not such a big fan of the hefty price tags. Here’s a super easy way to make your own DIY graduation party servers that are reasonably priced enough for even the longest of words!
Step 1. Decide on what word you’d like to spell out with your DIY graduation party servers. I went with “GRAD” for this tutorial but you could also spell out the graduate’s name, graduation year or even the name of the school. Since paper mache letters are relatively inexpensive, you could even spell out something long like “CONGRATULATIONS.” Once you’ve decided on the wording, use a craft knife to remove the front side of the paper mache letters, revealing the hollow inside. Remove the cardboard supports as well.
Step 2. Apply a thick coat of glue to the outer edges of the letters and immediately apply a generous amount of glitter. Don’t forget to apply some glue and glitter to the thin edge and any inner openings as well.
Step 3. Allow the glue to dry completely before filling the letters with the candy or snacks of your choice. I used Smarties because I thought it was a fun play on words for graduates but you could also use a favorite type of candy as well.
There are so many ways you could customize this tutorial to fit almost any party. Change out the glitter color for a baby shower or add flowers, instead of candy, for an elegant touch. You could even fill the inside of the letters with cut foam to display cake pops for a birthday party. Almost endless options! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making it your own.
There are so many ways you can use paper mache letters to create DIY graduation party decorations. Consider spelling out the grad’s name in lights with this DIY lighted marquee letter tutorial.
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