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.


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66 comments:

Scrappy Kapers said...

thankyou for sharing

Sammi said...

Loving those napkin rings.. very creative and your tree looks awesome with those baubles on it!
Sammi
xx

Laurie said...

Don't you just love writing with 450 Quick Dry? I do! I really love your napkin rings, so pretty and festive!

shirley said...

Love the napkin ring holders!
The baubles look fab on your tree.

Katie said...

Both of your projects are so festive and fun!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such pretty projects! TFS =)

Debc06 said...

Love the napkin rings and the Ornaments. TFS and inspiring.
Debbie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely napkin rings and ornaments!

True :) said...

Beautiful projects Rebecca! Your tree is stunning!

Hugs,
True :D

Lydell said...

These look wonderful Beck! Your table will look very festive! Love what you did with the baubles too!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your napkin rings are brilliant! And your personalized ornaments are fabulous too!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Angie said...

What adorable napkin rings! I never even thought to create something like that! Thank you for the inspiration!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love the personalized ornaments and the napkin rings, awesome job!!

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Cindy said...

Very nice and clever! Will be trying these projects myself.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

LOVE your felted napkin rings, Beck .. must try this soon. That's the real problem with great blog hops like this one... too many ideas to cram into my muffin-head. Too little time!

Well, Merry Christmas!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Connie said...

hi Beck~love these cuties and the ornaments fabulous use of Helnar!!!

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

My kids love decorating their own ornaments...have never put their names on them, but that is a great idea! :) TFS!

pruttybird said...

The napkin rings are sooo pretty and I love the ornaments. Love glitter :)

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Selma said...

Your napkin rings are beautiful and love the personalized ornaments. Your tree is beautiful.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such wonderful personal ideas to share-love the napkin ring holders

Jean said...

Love the projects you have done. So very creative and inspiring!!

Tanya said...

awesome projects! I really love the napkin rings, so clever!

Susan Garman said...

Very cute ornaments. I've got to get some of the fabric stiffener. I just love your napkin ring project.

Carolyn King said...

This is awesome. Definitely making some ornaments with my kids names this year!

Suz said...

pretty projects thanks for sharing

Leslie said...

I'm blown away by all the clever and wonderful ideas on this blog hop! I can see why you are a member of this DT.

dlwidder said...

Fabulous napkin holders. TFS!

hodgins said...

Beautiful projects - I especially love the ornaments!!

Leanne said...

Awesome! Love ur personalization to the Christmas balls. Your tree looks very festive!
;)

connie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Erika Taylor said...

Every stop along the way of the hop Beck, my jaw drops a little more. These are beautiful. Man are we lucky to have you on this team.

Love ya
Erika

Lillian Child said...

Your tree is absolutely beautiful. And what a sweet and quick idea for personalized ornaments. thanks for sharing!!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out! And Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

Love these napkin rings and ornaments!

Nikki Sivils said...

Love those napkin rings! This is a project I might do for my Christmas Day dinner!

Nikki Sivils said...

Love those napkin rings! This is a project I might do for my Christmas Day dinner!

sandee said...

I love your napkin rings, great idea!

Jenny McGee said...

Cute napkin rings and ornaments. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Jackie said...

These are so special, thanks for sharing!

Missusg said...

i love it!! they are cute!

EstherT said...

I love those little napkin rings - they are such a great way to dress up the dinner table! The personalized bulbs are adorable.

Linda Carson said...

Lovely napkin rings! Truly inspirational!

Nicolle74 said...

Pretty projects!

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Sandie said...

Very nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linn said...

great projects thanks for the inspiration

Martha Richardson said...

Love the napkin rings...fabulous idea!

Chareen said...

Hello Bec

Love the use of the fabric for napkin rings. It's my turn to host Christmas lunch next year. Keeping this idea handy.

Thanks for sharing

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Rebecca

Beautiful napkin rings, so nice for the festive table, and I love what you've done with the Christmas baubles, thanks.

Sandi said...

love the napkin holders..always want to make them and never do...they are now at the top of my list..thanks so much...love that 450....

Sam said...

Fabulous ideas :)

Sarah said...

Awesome ideas!!! THANKS for sharing!!

JPScraps said...

Great idea on the napkin rings..they're fabulous. I like the ornaments too.

Audrey said...

Wonderful, to see a new way to use my 450.
Audrey

quilt4fun2 said...

Clever job on your ornaments...they will make great gifts. Your napkin rings are very pretty too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
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Beth said...

The projects are really cute and sound easy. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful napkin rings and the fabulous personalized ornaments. Your tree looks beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those napkin ring holders. What a great idea!

Shari said...

The napkin rings are awesome! Love the glittered ornaments too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Angie Blom said...

this is amazing. love the napkin holders and the ornaments with the names.. would make a great teachers gift.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Super projects! Thanks so much for sharing them.

Cher~ said...

Ooooh, hadn't thought about using that with felt. Love your projects.

Theresa said...

Great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

redjanfan said...

I like your idea of a personal ornament annually. I've always bought my daughter a mouse ornament every year. Her nickname as a baby was "Mouse" and I've just carried the theme on 33 Christmas's later.
Love the so simple napkin holders. Thanks for sharing

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Cute ornaments, and the napkin rings are darling too!! So easy to make, but looks like you did so much!!

Anonymous said...

Love your name ornaments! I think I'll make some and use them as gift tags!
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Rae Cooper said...

Great ideas Beck - thanks for sharing!

Carisa said...

wow! I love your napkin rings and all the fabulous ornament inspiration!