Have you entered your Crafty Creative Christmas projects into the link party here?
Today we are lucky to have the super talented Andi from Jane of all Crafts. Andi is also doing a giveaway for us today, so check it out over HERE. I'm so excited to have here sharing her adorable Christmas craft with us today, so welcome Andi!
Hi there!! I'm Andi from Jane of all Crafts. As the name suggests, I blog about all things crafty. I've also been known to paint some furniture, cook some yummy recipes, attempt to sew, and pledge my love to NKOTB. Heather invited me here to share a Christmas craft with you guys and I am so happy to be here!! I've kinda been on a styrofoam kick lately. I recently came up with styrofoam acorns adorned with sequins and hemp twine.
Jumbo Christmas lights!!!!! Ready to learn how to make your own? Here we go...
- hot glue gun and extra sticks if you plan to make multiple bulbs
- sequin trim in assorted colors
- metallic cord*
- 1.5 inch styrofoam balls
- approx. 2 inch styrofoam eggs, package says they are 1-13/16' by 2-7/16"
Step 2: Take your tire shaped styrofoam and roll it back and forth on a hard surface while pressing down at the same time until it resembles a marshmallow. (still hungry)
Step 3. Then on one end of the marshmallow press in and around making that end concave. Doing this will help it sit flush on top of the egg.
Step 4: Now it's time to get your glue guns out. If you have a dual temp glue gun opt for the low temp setting because the high setting tends to melt the styrofoam. Now put a generous amount of glue on the concave part of your marshmallow and place it on the center of the wide end of your egg.
Step 5: Next is the hard part....picking the color sequins you want. :) I bought my sequins at hobby lobby and also from this shop on Etsy. Once you have picked the color you want start with a line of glue where your egg and marshmallow meet and start wrapping the sequins around, gluing and wrapping little by little until you get all the way to the tip. Cut off the excess. Make sure you overlap your sequins as you go around so that none of the styrofoam shows through.
Step 6: Poke a hole in the center of the top of your marshmallow. I use the tip of my glue gun.
Make a loop at the end of your cord and push it into the hole you just made. I use the tip of my glue gun to do this too. And as I am pushing it in I squeeze out a little glue too.
Continue until you cover all of the marshmallow.
And ta-da!! You're finished! Now go make lots and put them in a vase....
or string them on some of your leftover cording and hang them up....
or go all Flava Flave and make them into a necklace...
haha! okay maybe not the last one but if it's your thing I'm totally cool with that :)
Andi is giving away an adorable set of these for one of you over here make sure to go enter!