Saturday, December 3, 2011

Helmar Holiday Hop 2011

It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Linda Baldock’s blog. If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

I have kept it a little simple to show you just how easy it is to create some beautiful decorations for your Christmas festivities.  

The first share are some napkin ring holders that I created using Helmar 450 Quick Dry as well as some Helmar Fabric stiffener and draping liquid.  

To make these I simply cut some strips out of coloured felt squares.  I dipped them into the stiffener and then tied them around a cardboard tube (from an emply plastic wrap) with a little string.  I did leave a little plastic wrap around the tube to ensure the felt wouldn't stick as it dried.

When dry I simply removed it from the tube and covered the centre with some paper that I had used a border punch on each side of the strip adhering it with my 450 Quick Dry.  I also used this glue to add a layer of ribbon in the middle and some festive flowers to the top.  So quick and easy and I can't wait to put them on my table for Christmas lunch this year.

This is what they look without the napkins - as you can see they hold their shape really well!

My second little share are these personalised Christmas balls.  I love to make these every year and my Helmar 450 Quick Dry made it the EASIEST process this year.  I simply did the writing with the glue.  I had to work quickly but snuck in this photo so that you could see the process.

I  then sprinkled over some glitter and then tapped the ball to remove the excess glitter. 

 I just love how they look on my tree!

Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Nikki Sivils' blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T (American time) December 4th  (6:59pm December 5th AEST), so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.