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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