We have 3 different embellies to share with you - mostly because when we see things premade at the store we have an 'I can do that' attitude! I hope you like what you see!
Embellie #1 Button-topped Flowerets:
Ribbon Scraps or thin ribbon(s) in your desired color(s)
LOW TEMP GLUE GUN (PERFECT to avoid burning little fingers...and clumsy adults too! :-p)
Low Temp Glue Sticks
Optional: Scrap paper to protect work surface
Step 1: Fold Ribbon as shown and adhere loop with a dab of glue.
Step 2: Continue folding ribbon loops and adhering with glue in between each loop.
Since the glue is low temp, it won't burn your fingers, but will still give a slightly flexible hold. Make as many loops as you feel like before finishing with your coordinating buttons.
Voila! You have a beautiful embellie to use whenever you wish!
Embellie #2 Glittered Diecut Shapes:
We found a package of glittery diecuts by Making Memories at Michaels Arts and Crafts and were shocked at the price! We knew we could easily make them too! We were happy to make our own - and for alot less money!
Whatever punches, Nesties, or whatever diecutters you wanna use
Glitter or embossing powder
Spray Adhesive (We used Elmers Craft and Bond)
Optional : Scrap paper to protect your surfaces, a box to prevent your glitter from making a HUGE mess!
Step 2: Lightly spray your adhesive over your diecuts/punchouts. I strongly advise you to do this outside or in a well ventilated space! I also strongly advise you to cover your work surface first!
Step 3: Sprinkle a light coating of glitter or embossing powder atop the diecuts/punchouts. I put my spray glued pieces into a boxtop first and then had my daughter sprinkle embossing powder atop them. This way all the excess embossing powder could be poured back into my container to use at a later time!
Step 4: Let Dry - or if you used Embossing Powder - Apply your heat gun to dry and seal them!
Again - you have more Embellies to use whenever you wish!
Embellie #3 Stickpins:
My daughter had been stalking and begging me to let her make these ever since Shelly and my Design Team buddy Sammi started chatting about these and got me hooked! However, since she is only FIVE YEARS OLD, I'd been hesitant to let her handle the sharp stickpins and spendy glass beads. However, we saw them at Archivers and ACMoore at pretty high prices, and we became convinced they could be made cheaper and safer for little fingers to boot!
Kids cheap plastic beads
Dritz Quilters Pins (CAREFUL!! THESE ARE SHARP!!)
Cheap-o craft glue (Although my daughter used my Glossy Effects instead and it dried beautifully!
Step 1: Collect the pony or craft beads you want to use.
Step 2: Put a larger dab of glue ON TOP of the ball on the end of your stickpin.
Step 4: Once the top bead is dry, Add your other beads, glueing between each addition. Let dry!
TIP: Stab finished pins into styrofoam and hang them UPSIDE DOWN. This way the glue dries INSIDE the bead and not down the pin shaft! (This tip is from my 5 year old daughter! I didn't know what she was talking about until she showed me! lol!)
There you have it - MORE embellies to have on hand for whenever you need them!
What a great way to keep both of us crafting and out of trouble! A special thanks to my daughter, Annabella, for her help and for teaching me a thing or two in the process! We hope you like our embellies!