Monday, November 19, 2012

May Arts and Helmar Blog Hop Day One


Welcome to the first day of the May Arts and Helmar blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jen Matott's blog, but if you just stumbled across this post, you may want to start at Charlene Drigg's blog, so you don't miss a thing! The May Art Ribbonistas have teamed up with Helmar's Design Team to inspire you this holiday season. Please leave a comment on any of the stops along the way, and you will be entered to win May Arts Ribbon and Helmar Adhesives!







I had this large wooden dimensional Christmas tree from Kaisercraft that I wanted to glitz up a bit.
 
 
I painted it liberally with Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA glue, and then sprinkled it with glitter (and yes, I am still sparkling and problably will be months from now!)
 
 
After my glue and glitter was all dry, it was time for my ribbon. Lots and lots of ribbon bows made from May Arts 5/8" Sheer Ruffle ribbon.
 
 
I used about 10 yards of this ribbon and just tied a single knot in each piece to cover the base of my tree.
 
I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to attach these bows, which worked out perfectly, because there were too many bows to have to wait long for my glue to dry!
 
So here is the finished product!
 
 
 
I hope you are enjoying Day One of this hop.  Now you need to head on to Carisa Zgloblicki's blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here's the rest of today's blogs.

Charlene Driggs:
Letitia Grace Lauer
Alexcia Patterson-Schroll
Kate Vickers
Christina Colón
Jen Matott
Gini Williams Cagle  - You are here.
Carisa Zgloblicki
Emily Lanham
Jen Shears
Jingle

39 comments:

Charlene said...

What a great idea! Love all the shimmer, shine and that pop of red ribbon rocks!!

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmer and shine!

Chrissy said...

What a great idea! And I think you'll be covered in glitter for months too. I love Kaiser's off the page projects. You rocked this one!

Scrap2day said...

oh wow oh wow! I do my tree and house in red and gold and this would be perfect! Love it!!

Nikki said...

This looks amazing love all the sparkles so perfect for the holidays :)

Maria said...

very pretty

Scraps said...

Hmm, I wonder if you could mix the glitter in with the PVA glue the way some do with Mod Podge, making it slightly less messy?

I love the texture all those little bows gave to the base of the tree!

Cheryl said...

Your Christmas project is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great decorative piece! LOVING all that sparkle!

Laurie said...

that is really pretty and so nicely done. I would never be brave enough to tackle a project that uses that much glitter!

Jean said...

Wow - stunning!

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh my gosh! I just love this. Of course glitter IS one of my favorite colors! LOL. TFS!

Sherry Butcher said...

nice job, love the red pop. TFS.

Amy Wing said...

Any product that can take boring to bling in a minute or two is on my wish list. :)

Amanda said...

Such a cool Christmas decor piece:) Thanx 4 sharing! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi said...

I am thinking that looks like art glitter! Very very pretty!

Patricia said...

Great piece! This would be lovely on my hearth! Thank you for sharing.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Love all the glitters and the color of the ribbon is fantastic.

Luanne

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

Awesome piece! Perffect for the holidays!

Kate Vickers said...

Awesome tree! I love it! TFS!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - this is FABULOUS!!!
LOVE all your glitter and bows - thank you for the inspiration :)

Ava Gavloski said...

great off the page project, good thing helmars is here to stay....
ava g

Denise Bryant said...

Great project! Love all that sparkle!
DeniseB

Stephanie Earls said...

Cool project.

Anita Braddock said...

what a super awesome Idea. love the colors and the ribbon is Beautiful and adds that special touch. thanks for sharing

SHartl said...

What a show stopper of a holiday decor project!

Marcia said...

I love your project!

Kim said...

This turned out so adorable- I love how you've used the ribbon on the bottom. Wonderful work :)

Lori W said...

love it!

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

beautiful! this would make a gorgeous centerpiece.

Lauren
www.craftsbyreadysetlove.com

Maureen Hayes said...

I love that you did something completely different with both the ribbon and the Helmar adhesives. It turned out beautifully and it is so inspiring to see something new!

Sue D said...

Love all the glitz on this tree!

Diana Evensen said...

The wooden 'tree' is definitely improved with the "glitz" and pretty bows.

SmokieBlueRose said...

This is a great Christmas tree, bright and cheery.

Madame Doudou said...

We all need a little glitz at Christmas!

Karenladd said...

What a fabulous project! Love the sparkle!

Caryn S said...

Great glittery project! Love that tree quote and the ribbons at the bottom look like poinsettias, I had to do a double take!

Lynne said...

This tree is simply fabulous. Love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

Wow - what a gorgeous transformation! Love all that ribbon! Hope you are having a "sparkly" day!! lol