Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun with Glue Dots!

I signed up through a Twittermoms contest here to receive a package of Glue Dots products to play with. I have yet to do any actual scrapbook layouts or scrapbooking for that matter so I wanted to come up with something else using their products. I also wanted to include the little guy as he loves crafting right along side of Mom! You can head over here and learn more about this contest which sadly I am last minute and it's ending in about 15 minutes but you can still sign up for Twittermoms as their are always great contests going on like this one. Also I recommend heading over here to the Glue Dots facebook page to learn some great ways to use Glue Dots as well as stay up to date with their products.

 Glue Dots are fabulous for many reasons, they are so many uses for them!! Glue Dots bond instantly to a wide variety of surfaces including: Paper/photos, Metal, Wood, Plastic, Textiles/Fibers, Plastic, Foam, and more! These are Great for the kids to craft with and best of all they are Non toxic and Acid free!

Alright, let's get Crafty!!!

So Cameron ( my son ) and I decided to make some pinwheels, they were a bit girly for him but he also worked on his own little project which I will show you as well.

First you take a square piece of scrapbook paper, cut it diagonally starting at each corner going to the middle leaving about an inch or two uncut.

Then put apply a glue dot to the center of your paper and fold on corner in, continue to do this until your pinwheel is complete. Applying a Glue Dot each layer.

I used buttons that had wire prongs on the back, stuck it through the middle of my pinwheel, then applied another dot to the back of the stick and wrapped the wire around it.

Then I took an old cardboard container I had, wrapped it in paper, and added some ric rak at the top, filled in with floral foam and stuck my pinwheels in it.

 These are great to make for birthday party centerpieces, holidays, and they are super quick and simple to make. Pinwheels are on of the very first crafts I made on this blog. :)

That's it!!! Super easy and I think they are cute!! These are really fun to make with the kidlets, he had a blast helping!! Thanks Glue Dots for providing such great products!!

Oops, almost forgot my son made this out of a pampers tub, it's a mailbox for me to leave him notes everyday :) He used glue dots and papers, and rub ons for it.

I started out with this originally, I used beadboard wallpaper to mat the picture using Glue Dots of course, then I trimmed it in black ric rak, added some buttons. Cute concept but mine didn't turn out how I wanted, Booo, so I will definitely try this again soon.

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is such a creative way to make a pin wheel, and not nearly as dangerous as some of the others I have seen that use pins and other sharp items! Thanks for sharing!