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Thursday, November 21, 2013

DIY Glitter and Glue Christmas Ornament Banner

Banners are so much fun, don't you agree? This banner was beyond fun to make. Why? Because it uses glitter and glue! This is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and fuel your glitter obsession. I mean, how often do you get to do a project where you can doodle with an excessive amount of glue AND glitter at the same time? That's right. Not that often. The beauty of this project is that it can be as easy or as involved as you would like it to be. Either way though, the most time consuming part of this project is they drying time. And if you're not so fond of the banner idea, you can always skip the twine step and use the glitter-glue ornaments on your tree. By the way, I made the chalkboard talk bubble that you see pictured below. You can find the tutorial here.

Supplies needed:
- glitter
- school glue (I used the clear kind, but the white kind works just as well)
- twine
- wax paper
- acrylic spray
- toothpick
- ornament hooks or paper clips

Start by laying out a sheet of wax paper.

glue in a star-shape

Using the glue, draw various shapes onto the wax paper. Squeeze the glue bottle firmly and pour slowly to create thick lines of glue. (Avoid bubbles in the glue as much as possible).

avoid breaks in glue
Avoid separations in the glue (like the one pictured)

use toothpick to shape glue
Use toothpick to connect separated sections of glue

Make sure that each glue shape connects from beginning to end of shape. If the glue separates into sections, use a toothpick to connect the separated sections or add more glue to those areas.

cover glue with glitter

Cover thoroughly with glitter. Allow to dry on a flat and level surface, preferably overnight. Once glitter and glue shapes have dried, spray with a coat acrylic spray. (This significantly reduces the glitter mess when handling shapes)

allow to dry

glue needs to dry thoroughly

Gently peel the dried shapes off the wax paper. (Make sure glue is completely dry before peeling off the wax paper, otherwise the shapes tend to curl)

glue and glitter ornament banner on piano
Originally I hung this on our piano. 

Hang (tape, tie, whatever way you choose) the twine in the desired spot to display the banner.

Using the ornament hooks (or paperclips) hook each glitter-glue shape and hang on various parts of the twine. If you have trouble with the ornaments staying in place, try hooking through the twine threads.

Easy, right?

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Unknown said...

I love how easy this craft is...and the fact that I have most of the supplies here on hand! Great idea! I'm glad I stopped by from Work It Wednesday!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

So fun, I never knew you could do glitter/glue shapes like that. :)

Visiting from the Family Friday linky.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I have never seen this before! How amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on Family Friday's Link-Up Party!

Kelley @ said...

Ok these are TOO cool! And so fun! I bet my kids would LOVE to make these! I think we are going to try them this week!

Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party. Im going to feature this tomorrow in a Christmas craft roundup :)