Monday, November 19, 2012

May Arts/Helmar Blog Hop!

                     

Welcome to May Arts Ribbon and Helmar Adhesives Blog Week! We’re partnering with the talented team at Helmar to bring you 2 full days full of design and project inspiration.

Holiday time is the perfect occasion to pull out all the stops on sparkle and shine. I’ve got a quick and easy project that fits both of those categories beautifully and it won’t break your piggy bank!


Here’s your supply list:

(with so many beautiful colors to choose from you can match any décor!)


Clear glass ornaments –craft store

Tree branch
White spray paint
Spray Glitter (optional)

You can make dozens of these of these beautiful ornaments in no time at all which is a big bonus during the busy holiday season.

Remove the metal tops from the ornaments. If you’ve never done this, just gently squeeze and pull.


Place a dab of Helmar 450 Quick Dry on the inside of the lip of the bulb.


Cover the base of the bulb with more Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.



Wrap the Metallic String vertically, then horizontally around the ball until it’s covered to your liking. When you’re pleased with the result, just cut your ribbon and seal it to the bulb with a dab of Helmar 450.


Replace the silver tops then add more Metallic String to use as a hanger to decorate your Christmas tree or create a beautiful centerpiece for mere pennies.


I spray painted some tree branches then gave them a bit of sparkle with spray glitter.


You can even wrap up a couple of these sparkly balls for beautiful, thrifty gifts.


Who says we have to use red and green? I found these pretty boxes at a local discount store this summer. They were 3 for 99 cents! A beautiful May Arts Lace bow (NQ09) and you have a lovely gift for everyone on your gift list from teachers to neighbors and office friends.

Thanks so much for joining us on the May Arts/Helmar Blog Hop! Be sure to visit each Design Team blog for more inspiration and of course....May Arts Ribbon and Helmar Adhesive Giveaways!!  Helmar is giving away 2 starter packs (one for each day) and May Arts has two full rolls of ribbon for each day...woo,hoo!!

Here's list of the Design Team members to refer to in case you lose your way.  Have fun!!

Day 1 – November 19th

• Charlene Driggs: That's Me!
Letitia Grace Lauer
Alexcia Patterson-Schroll
Kate Vickers
Christina Colón
Jen Matott
Gini Williams Cagle
Carisa Zgloblicki
Emily Lanham
Jen Shears
Jingle

 

Day 2 – November 20th

Karen Baker
Martha Richardson
Kendra Wiggins
Lisa Wilkinson
Leah Farrar
Sally Lynn MacDonald
Monica Edwards
Amy Lassiter
Nicole Martel
Virginia Fynes

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56 comments:

jaymack said...

These are cute, you can lots in no time. I've missed you.

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love the non red/green!

Chrissy said...

Such a pretty and sparkly idea!

Annette said...

I love this ornament idea... So fun.. great idea..thanks for sharing.. I might just have to try this..

Brenda said...

Gorgeous and looks so easy :0 Thanks for sharing.

Scrap2day said...

So so pretty and so so easy! I just love these kinds of crafts! Genius!

Nikki said...

These look fantastic and love the way they match with the twigs

Sue McRae said...

This would be a great project to make with kids.

Scraps said...

Oh how clever! And we're a non-red/green house, too.

Maria said...

very pretty

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful centerpiece this would make! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

jen said...

What a super fun idea!!! :) They turned out so pretty!

Monica Edwards said...

Awesome Charlene think my niece and nephew will love this one

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so pretty! I could totally do this with my five year old too!

Laurie said...

Wow that is such a neat idea!

Gail said...

Great project, and the least messy of all I've seen!

Patty said...

Very cool idea! Definitely pinning this one for future reference.

Katie said...

The ornaments are simply clever!

Kemberlei Banks said...

Very pretty ornaments!

Jean said...

Amazing idea!

Kristie Maynard said...

How quick and easy and absolutely beautiful!

Amanda said...

Those ornaments r sooo sparkly & pretty:) Such a clever way 2 make ornaments! Can't wait 2 try some! Thanx 4 sharing how 2 make these! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Lyla New said...

Absolutely beautiful. I will be using this idea.

Sherry Butcher said...

cute. like the painted tree for table top. TFS.

Valerie Lusk said...

Wow! What a lovely way to make beautiful ornaments for not too much! I might have to make a few of these to hang on my tree! Nice and simple!

Amy Wing said...

Beautiful - great idea!

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

These are so pretty!

Patricia said...

What a lovely decor piece for your home. Thank you for the inspiration & sharing your creativity.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Very pretty ornaments! and love the glitters.

Luanne

Kate Vickers said...

Great idea! I love this!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful ornaments - thank you for sharing your tutorial!!!
I'm already addicted to 450 Quick Dry, now I look forward to trying out the Metallic String :)

Ellen said...

Brilliant and inspiring as always Charlene!

Ava Gavloski said...

adding this project to the bucket list.
lovely inspiration.
ava g

Denise Bryant said...

These are beautiful! Looks like they're fun to make too!
DeniseB

Stephanie Earls said...

Very pretty colors!

SHartl said...

So beautiful and clever!!

Anita Braddock said...

Super Beautiful Idea love the glittery string thanks for sharing

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

These are so gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome idea!

Sunshine said...

Smart idea, I love them in your white stick tree!
Renee
Gohogwild.renee@gmail.com

Lori W said...

love this idea!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Charlene I love these. They are so pretty. Thanks for letting us know about 45o Quick Dry too - I need to get some. I have to make some of these ornaments - thanks for your tutorial.

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

Very cute idea! And love how easy (and thrifty) it is.

Lauren
www.craftsbyreadysetlove.com

SmokieBlueRose said...

This is much cleaner than using loose glitter. Love the fact that you have better control over your design. And, they are so pretty.

Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic idea for either your own tree or as gifts. I LOVE Helmar 450 because you can use it for everything and I didn't know May Arts had that sparkly String, so thank you for making me aware of it. I plan to make some of these as gifts.

Rosey said...

very original and pretty too

Carmen Nuland said...

Such a simple idea but so beautiful!

Sue D said...

These are so pretty!

Lucy said...

Very elegant and simple!

Diana Evensen said...

Beautiful ornaments! Thanks.

Diana Evensen said...

Beautiful ornaments! Thanks for sharing.

Karenladd said...

Beautiful craft and such a clever way to use those ribbons!

Caryn S said...

Metallic string, that is fantastic! These ornaments look super easy and so sparkly.

Lynne said...

Charlene - Love these ornaments - so simple yet elegant. thank you for sharing them with us!

Karen B. said...

These turned out beautiful Charlene!