Monday, July 5, 2010

My Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project



TwitterMom has a great Summer Craft Bonding contest going on right now.  I needed some decorations for party that I was having.  Wasn't sure what to do, then it hit me.  I had balloons left over from my Grandson's birthday party the month before.  The kind without helium and that are on sticks.  I wanted to dress them up a bit, so I began looking in my craft room for items that I could use to spruce them up a bit.  My Grandson was helping me figure out what to use.  I came across the shoe box that was full of foam shapes in the colors of the rainbow.  But how would I attach them???  A liquid glue would not work!  They would slide right off.  I didn't want tape to show.  Then I remembered I received a sample package of Glue Dots in the mail recently, and wha-a-a-a la!  Glue Dots are great to use anytime, but especially when a liquid glue will not work.   Knowing how well Glue Dots work (they have such great sticking power and no need to wait for them to dry) to attach items where others glues do not work .... I knew I had the perfect opportunity to put my newly acquired Glue Dots to work for me
I gathered foam shapes in various sizes of circles, squares, and triangles.  My Grandson and I took two different shapes (for the most part) and 2 different colors I layered them using the Glue Dots.  Then we used the Glue Dots to attached between 9-16 of the layered shapes on to each balloon in a random order.  We had so much fun, figuring out what colors and what shapes and sizes to use together.
Once the balloons were complete, I would take 4-6 balloon sticks, place them in a vase, and add some colored tissue paper. They looked great!   I placed them on tables for a center piece.  I had one vase sitting here and one sitting there.  I received a lot of compliments!  And I still have the balloon arrangements sitting around my home, as they are colorful, bright, and cheery.  And the other day when my Great Niece was over for a visit, she wanted to play with those balloons as they really grabbed her attention.

If you have never used Glue Dots, you should give them a try.  I give them two 'Thumbs Up!" for being such a wonderful, innovative, and useful product.  If you have time, take a look at the Glue Dots facebook page, where you will find many links to other great projects using Glue Dots.

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1 comment:

  1. Cute the way the balloons turned out. Very nice you had the quality time with you grandson. Never heard of glue dots before, will have to remember that.

    Sandy

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