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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

20/20 Handmade Glue Dots blog hop

Hi there friends. Today I'm participating in this fun blog hop presented by Glue Dots. We are nearing the official start of the "Holiday" season and what better way to prepare for it than creating some handmade gifts. I love Glue Dot's idea of creating gifts that is less than $20 and in to be completed in about 20 minutes. I for one, do not have a lot of time in my hands to create gifts for family and friends but I also know that giving something that is handmade makes this season of gift giving extra special. 

For my take on this challenge, I decided to show you how I created these beautiful flower clips with a handful of supplies and my favorite adhesive...Glue Dots!



Supplies Used:
Pre-made flowers ($5)
Felt ($1/sheet)
Alligator clips ($4 for a pack of 25)
Pinking shears
Marker
Circle or plate to make round marks on felt
Glue Dots adhesive

Instructions:
1. First thing you'll do is mark a couple of circles on the felt (make sure your marker doesn't bleed through the felt). Cut out the circles using your pinking shears.

2. Adhere the felt circle on the back of the pre-made flower using some Glue Dots adhesive. Note: The adhesive might not stick quickly to your fabric so just be patient. I sometimes use a needle to transfer the adhesive to my fabric instead of my finger.

3. After you've attached the felt to the back of the flower, add a few more adhesive on the back of the felt and add the alligator clip.

and voila.....you now have some super fantastic flower hair clips to package up and give as gifts.

Here's my daughter modeling the flower clips...


She doesn't know it yet, but this will be part of her stocking stuffer this year. *wink*

Here's the full list of hoppers today...

Glue Dots Blog -  http://www.gluedots.com/glue-dots-blog/entry/homemade-gift-ideas-for-the-holidays

Danielle - http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/2013/11/gifts-for-20-in-20-minutes-blog-hop.html

Dawn -  http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/2013/11/2020-gifts-with-glue-dots.html

Donna - http://memesartplace.blogspot.com/2013/11/glue-dots-2020-blog-hop.html

Erin - http://deeplyrootedlife.blogspot.com/2013/11/glue-dots-2020-blog-hop.html

Grace - YOU ARE HERE

Jessica - http://canyoupixelthis.com/2013/11/13/handmade-gifts-for-the-holidays

Joy - http://joyslife.com/handmade-gifts-under-20-dollars-in-less-than-20-minutes

Samantha - http://taylorstamped.blogspot.com/2013/11/little-lotion-bars-in-pretty-tins.html

Smitha - http://www.smilingcolors.com/2013/11/2020-handmade/


Prize:  Our prize will be a supply of Glue Dots products again and the winner will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22nd  at the Glue Dots blog.

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Thanks for hopping along with us and I hope you have  fantastic Holiday season.

till next time,
Grace

4 comments:

Danielle Hunter said...

Really pretty! Super quick idea!

Smitha said...

This was something I was thinking of doing too!!! Beautiful!

lindaplus3 said...

Those came out very very pretty :)

Iris said...

Such sweet hair clips.
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