‘Tis the season for holiday cocktail parties. For a pretty little accent to dress up your outfit and start conversations wherever you go, sparkly bauble rings will do the trick.
This week, we’re excited to share a fun DIY project from the Martha Stewart Crafts blog. We came across this post because a reader commented that E-6000 is her favorite craft glue for making jewelry and hair accessories. We couldn’t agree more! And this easy-to-do project is made even easier with the right glue.
What you’ll need:
- Wooden Beads or Foam Balls
- Strung Sequins
- E-6000 Glue
- Cheap Jewelry Rings
Three easy steps:
- Create a lead end by pulling 1 or 2 sequins off the thread. Starting at the top of the bead (or foam ball), secure the lead with a dab of E-6000 glue.
- Apply glue one section at a time, adhering the sequin strand around the ball as you go. Cover the entire ball with sequins, spiraling it tightly and applying pressure as you affix the sequins.
- Apply E-6000 to the ring, secure the sequin bauble, and let sit until completely dry.
Sparkly bauble rings are fun to wear and make great stocking stuffers, too! And if you’d rather add sparkles to your Christmas tree, here are some other DIY projects to try:
Make a Sequined Bauble for the Christmas Tree
5-Minute Blinged Bauble
DIY Christmas Bauble Decorating
Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Crafts Blog
We’re excited to share with you another fun project from Mark Montano. This hair accessory would be a fantastic gift or stocking stuffer, don’t you think?
More simple ideas for gifts that won’t make your pocket book scream. These hair accessories are easy, glam, and perfect for the holiday season. Who wouldn’t want a dash of spring in the middle of winter? How about making them in BLACK with black glitter? That would surely be a show stopper.
Needle and thread
FOR THE HAIR BAND
1. Cut the stem from the flower
2. With a heavy duty needle and thread sew the flower from the center on to the band.
3. Coat the edge each edge of the flower with glitter glue and let dry.
FOR THE FLOWER BOBBY PIN
1. Remove the stem from the flower.
2. Using the E-6000 glue the flower to the end of the bobby pin.
3. Coat the edges of the flower with glitter glue and let dry.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are our favorite craft and DIY links this week. Be sure to follow us @amazinggoop for daily updates on crafts, DIY projects and more! Have a great weekend!
Great gift idea from Paper Treats! A tile pendant secured with E-6000.
Dollar Store Crafts shows us how to make matted framed photo cards. Great gift idea!
This bucket & branch advent calendar from Dollar Store Crafts is an adorable twist on the traditional version.
Fun napkin ring tutorial from Heather Bailey.
Love this little scissors case from The Mother Huddle made with E-6000!
Great DIY coffee table from Man Made DIY.
Removing walls can open up a cramped kitchen says Danny Lipford.
DIY Holiday home security from Charles and Hudson.
Quick fixes to do before Holiday guests arrive from This Old House.
Designer and environmental lifestyle expert, Danny Seo, recently stopped by The Today Show to share with Hoda and Kathie Lee how to upcycle trash into treasure using E-6000. In the segment, you can view here, Danny demonstrates how to take your mismatched plates and turn them into tiered trays that can be used for entertaining and parties. As Danny explains, E-6000′s industrial strength glue only bonds to materials like ceramic, glass and metal making it perfect for this project.
E-6000 can be found at Wal-Mart and online.
Our friend, Mark Montano, just released his new book, The Big Ass Book of Home Decor. And in his own words at a recent interview, “About 90% of my projects use either E-6000 or Amazing GOOP.”
One of those projects is this lace applique pillow. Mark is showing off this pillow this week in media interviews on radio and TV around the country as part of the launch of the new book. But you can see it here!
Want to make your own? Pick up some E-6000 at a Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s or Hancock Fabrics near you or buy online with code E6BGTW for buy-one-get-one free (2 oz. E-6000 Craft, limit 3).
I’m always looking for a good way to cover up a stain on a pillow. I finally found one. OK, I’m only half kidding! I just like gluing fabrics together because the bond is just amazing! I found this lace last year at a fabric store and thought that I could (like most lace) cut it apart and use the flowers separately to embellish something. Cut to a year later and I sat down to make this pillow in two of my favorite decorating colors, brown and yellow.
Any lace will do for a project like this and if you’re really adventurous, try doing it all over an old chair that needs some sprucing up. I think you might really like the results.
- E-6000 or Household Goop Glue (same company, great products)!
- 1 yard lace that you like that you can cut apart
- Pillow that you want to cover
- Fray Check (optional depending on the lace)
- Straight pins
- Cut your lace apart to separate the flowers and leaves
- If there is a rough edge or an edge that you think my fray, use Fray Check on it.
- Carefully remove the stuffing from your pillow (or if you’re making a pillow, do this before you start stuffing it)
- Lay your pillow flat and start arranging how you want your lace flowers.
- Pin your lace pieces in place
- Start gluing them until you’re satisfied.
- Stuff your pillow and sew the hole closed and you’re done!
E-6000 is a favorite of crafters and jewelry makers. We came across some lovely spring projects that use one of our most popular products.
From CraftStylish: Soda Can Brooch
From ZakkaLife: Seed Bead Ring
Jessica doesn’t use E-6000 specifically in this project. I think it would work really well, just be cautious of things like ventilation especially if crafting with your child.
From Dollar Store Crafts: Make Cute Rings
We might have theme with the kids’ stuff here. This project doesn’t specifically call for E-6000, but the blogger uses another of our craft glues: QuickHOLD. Either will work.
Small Magazine: Small Projects – Spring Dragonflies
The directions for these adorable dragonflies call for using a hot glue gun, but E-6000 or QuickHOLD would work, too.