Here’s another way to dress up or update some old ornaments you have in your stash.
When I was making my rhinestone crusted frame, I thought the same technique could make some awesome ornaments, but this time I really didn’t want to go the hot glue route. Hot glue attached the rhinestones firmly, but because the glue hardens so quickly, I could only apply a small amount of glue at a time, which slowed the process down a bit.
I decided to try out Glu6 (a new glue that I had received a free sample of) because it takes longer to cure, which allowed me to cover a much larger area with glue and made the project go much quicker. The glue held firmly, dried clear, and had a pleasant, citrus scent, BUT the coolest thing about this non-toxic glue is that it is made 100% from recycled styrofoam – the big blocky white stuff that comes with your TVs, lampshades, and other breakables. How cool is that?
I just love the idea that my glue is doing something good for the planet. If you would like to try out Glu6, Persia Lou readers you can get a 25% discount right now using the code Fall2013.
These little plastic cups were the perfect size to hold my ornaments while the dried completely. Twenty-four hours later they were completely set and ready to hang.
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Comments + Project Love
Krista thehappyhousie says
What an adorable little dress up Alexis- love it!
Jennifer West says
Love these!!! Super cute and creative. I still need to put up my tree…you are WAY ahead of me!
This is such a great way to jazz up your Christmas ornaments! I'm hoping to get my tree up this weekend! 🙂
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
Yes yes yes!!! The ornaments by themselves are so gorgeous (love the shape and duh, gold) but the rhinestones take them to another level. In love!!
Deonna Wade says
Hey Alexis! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this idea too! Whoever said "less is more" just doesn't get it sometimes 🙂 I love how your frame inspired your ornaments. I am always thinking of how to do the same thing to something else if I love it. Very pretty, might have to copy this!
Deonna Wade says
It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! Thank you so much for linking up at the Merriest Blog Hop! I chose your post as one of my FEATURED ideas this week! Yay! Please keep those good ideas coming and grab a button to tell everyone you were featured 🙂
Alexis Middleton says
Thanks Deonna! 🙂
Allison @ dreamalittlebigger.com says
These are so pretty! Rhinestones makes everything so much better, don't they? Great project (may have to whip up a few of my own 🙂
Melissa Viscount says
Hi Alexis, I wanted to let you know that your Rhinestone Ornaments are being featured this week as one of my top picks from the Link It or Lump It Link Party! Come on over and grab a button and don't forget to link up again this week! http://www.twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-16-plus.html<br />Thanks! <br />Melissa <br />PS your pictures are gorgeous!
I love these! What a great way to add some bling to the tree! Drying them in the cups is pretty genius, I wish I had thought of it when making my ornaments last week 🙂
April Hoff says
Soooo pretty, Alexis! They look gorgeous on your tree! Thanks for linking up to the "Get Your DIY On" link up party! Bring your handmade project on Sunday! 🙂