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Hello there sweet friends! Hope you are all enjoying this holiday season! It’s been beautiful weather here in Missouri, so I’m finally getting a chance to decorate outside. Meanwhile, I’m still adding holiday touches inside…It’s so hard to stop- This is such a fun time of year! I shared my Christmas Home Tour last week, but may need to post some updates. Nothing stays the same for long in our house, especially when I had so much fun creating these over-sized ornaments…They turned out so cute!!
I’m super excited with how they turned out…can you tell?! Plus, they were super easy to make. Let me show you how I created it with the help of Elmer’s New Mini Glue Gun with less mess glue sticks. You may recall I created an Earring Organizer last month using the same glue sticks. It’s holding up great! This is some strong glue! The big advantage to these glue sticks is that the glue gun never feels hot to the touch and there is no messy spiderweb of stringy glue to clean up. I’ve used many different glue guns in my day and burnt many fingers. Guess what?! I did not burn one finger! And…no mess to clean up!
- Elmer’s New Mini Glue Gun
- Elmer’s less mess glue sticks
- Elmer’s Foam board in assorted colors
- Embroidery Hoops in a variety of sizes
- cutting blade and scissors
Okay…Let’s get started…
Use a pencil to trace the inside of the embroidery hoop. Then, carefully cut out with a sharp cutting blade. If the blade is dull, it will tear the foam board. If you are cutting the colored foam board, trace and cut on the reverse side.
This is just an example of the Metallic foam board. I flipped it over and cut on the reverse side.
For the previous white circle, I traced around the foam board circle onto a piece of red felt. Then, I used my new Elmer’s Mini Glue Gun to adhere the felt to the white foam board circle and pressed it snugly into the hoop. I played around with some fun ribbons and came up with patterns I liked for each ornament. I then cut the ribbons a little longer than the edges of the hoop. Now to attach the ribbons. You can leave the foam circles in the hoops or leave them out and put them in later. Run a bead of glue in a straight line across the hoop. For larger hoops, add the glue a few inches at a time or it will dry too quickly to set the ribbon in place. Now, remove the outer layer of the embroidery hoop and press it down over the top. This will press all the ribbons on tightly give the edge a finished look. You may have little ribbon edges peeking out like this, so simply trip them off with your scissors. Tighten the hoop as needed. Doesn’t look much like an ornament until we add the topper, right…
For the top of the ornament, I made a temple on a piece of scratch paper in the desired shape. Then I traced it onto the back of the metallic foam board and cut it out. Then, I glued it to the top of the embroidery hoop using my Elmer’s Mini Glue Gun. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a couple bells tied on with white ric-rac ribbon to give it that finishing touch. And…Here they are all together…Quite a statement, huh! Did you even know Foam Board came in so many colors? I used colored Foam Board on all but the one I added felt. The colors are so vibrant and fun! And look at all those ribbons…Have I ever told you how much I love ribbons? And polka dots… I did not paint the bells…They just happened to perfectly coordinate with the metallic Foam Board… I cannot tell you how giddy I am about how these turned out… Elmer’s has so many more creative ideas and so many more amazing products! For more inspiration on hot glue projects and other fun DIY crafts, follow Elmer’s on Instagram and Pinterest, or sign up for their Craft-It newsletter!
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Love to hear about your favorite handmade decorations…What have you been creating lately?