Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Helmar Holiday Hop!

Happy Helmar Holiday Hop!!


It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives. 
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from True’s Terrific blog. If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

I have seen these adorable clothes pin wreaths on pinterest and thought,  hey, those look cool and I bet I can make one! LOL And then, I went, ummmmm.....how did they DO that?! So, I enlisted the help of my hubby and came up with a game plan to use a wire shaped into a circle. 

The easiest and most time consuming part of this project was covering the clothes pins with paper. I used Echo Park Merry Christmas line from last year. I figure it's time to stop hoarding it since I really wanted to get their new line but I still had all this! *giggle* 

To do this,  I used Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA Glue. I love this glue and I wanted to use it b/c you can find it easily at any Hobby Lobby store in the ART section. Emphasis on art, not the scrapbooking, stamping section - if you look there you won't find it so make sure you are in the paints, canvases aisles. 

I like to paint my glue on - it gives a nice even coverage when I'm adhering paper.

I did several at one time before cutting them out to save time. I liked my little rows of clothes pins! 

Ok, so after they were all covered, I knew I wanted to make this withstand years of use so I sealed with with Helmar's Acrylic Sealer. This stuff is awesome and even though the bottle says 20 mins dry time, I don't think it took longer than 5 mins to be honest. The top clothes pin in the picture is covered with the sealer and the bottom one is not. 

Next came the hardest part. What to do to make them stay in place and not circle around the wire as soon as you pick it up. 


This is where I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry and some lace. I tied lace in between each clothes pin and added a dab of glue on each side. A quick pinch and on to the next one. I was ecstatic when the glue was completely cured and I was able to pick up my clothes pin without it going wonky on me!!! These pics are blurry b/c I had my 6 yr old camera woman helping! haha

It looked so pretty already with the paper and the lace, but I needed to add a way to hang it  and added a pretty bow I made using some twill tape ribbon from my stash with the knot wrapped with twinery twine. It was the perfect touch as I really wanted to go for a rustic home spun feel with the browns, reds and greens. 


I added the glitter covered gems and using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots added the flowers for a bit of dimension as the finishing touches. I hope you like it and have been inspired. Now I just need some pretty Christmas cards to hang on it!  

Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Lydell’s Lovely blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.


66 comments :

Sammi said...

wow girl this is AMAZING! What a fun idea... mmm... looking for that bag of pegs I had! lol! Gorgeous work!
Sammi
xxx

Scrappy Kapers said...

Great idea, this certainly will be something for the grandchildren to help nan do

shirley said...

Love your vintage looking pegs!
These would also be handy for 'hanging up' Christmas cards :)

Laurie said...

Wow so beautiful. I am very quickly becoming a fan of your creations!

Katie said...

What a cute card holder!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty wreath! TFS =)

ferrellgraph-x said...

Carisa your wreath is so fun! I like you can't help but hoard my beautiful paper. Sometimes I wonder how I ever get anything made because of it!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Debc06 said...

Wow love this I will have to try this. TFS
Debbie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute, would be so welcoming at the front door!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful project sweetie ♥

Lydell said...

Such a great idea Carisa! Love it!

True :) said...

What a pretty wreath Carisa! Looks like it was fun to make too!

Hugs,
True :D

Angie said...

What a clever holiday wreath! Thanks for the inspiration!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Super cute idea, love it!!

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Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Well, I'm glad I'm going all through the hop before placing my Helmar order, as now I must add acetate sealer to the list. LOVELY wreath!!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Great idea to stick the lace in between...very pretty! shannon_corbin@live.com

Selma said...

How cool is this. Such a fun project.

Jean said...

What a cute project!! Love how you did this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love your project-this is such a fun idea to use great ribbons and papers you love.
Thanks for sharing

Tanya said...

oh how fun is this! I am a paper hoarder too, lol. :)

Carolyn King said...

Love your wreath! Totally great idea and it looks wonderful!

Suz said...

very clever wreath project thanks for the insiration

hodgins said...

Love this beautiful idea!!

Cindy said...

Very cool!!

Leanne said...

This is awesome Carisa! I love the colors papers you chose and the time it took to create this was worth it. Beautiful project!
;)

dlwidder said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing your thought process too. :-D I think your 6 yr old camera lady did a great job too!

connie said...

This is so pretty!

Nikki Sivils said...

WOW!!! This is a fantastic wreath!! I love it and will need to make one ASAP!!

Erika Taylor said...

Simply Stunning Carisa. I love this wreath.

Man, with all these wonderful idea,s I'm going to be busy this week creating creating creating. Thanks for the inspiration

Toodles
Erika

Lillian Child said...

I was looking for that perfect idea for this holiday season to share with my crafty friends for a night of fun and creativity. THIS IS IT. Your project is SO LOVELY! And Helmar glue is the bomb when it comes to making creativity FUN and easy! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Connie said...

Love the wreath so striking~guess I will be making another wreath:):):) beautiful!!!

Jackie said...

This is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Missusg said...

who knew you could do something so beautiful with clothespins!

Leslie said...

This is a great project!

EstherT said...

That looks great! I love the homey touch from the lace!

jennifer mitten said...

Carisa, this is totally amazing! What a great idea!

Rebecca Beattie said...

OMG I am loving all the ideas being shared by the team. BUT too many to do LOL Love this Carisa, it looks just so cute bright and festive. Might have to get me some pegs and get busy! xxx

Linda Carson said...

WOW! I love this idea to display cards! It's creative, festive & fun!

Linn said...

very cute and whimsical thanks for the inspiration

mrich2500 said...

Great idea...will have to find some patience though!

Nicolle74 said...

How beautiful and clever!..:)

Susan Garman said...

Pretty awesome and beautiful too.

Chareen said...

Hi Carisa. This is gorgeous. I love the idea. Off to find some pegs :) Thank you for the step by step.

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous project Carisa, thanks for the inspiration.

Sandie said...

Awesome awesome. I can't wait to try this project too. I love it. So much inspiration on this blog hop.

Sandi Runyan said...

cute idea....loving this hop...

Sarah said...

So cool!!!!! Love your wreath!!

JPScraps said...

I love, love, love this project!! You did an amazing job on it.

Beth said...

Fabulous! This looks so lovely and contemporary.

lindacreates said...

This is very clever!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing clothespin wreath Carisa. I had never seen one before and was really interested in the process. It looks so beautiful! I was really surprised when you mentioned that you could pin your Christmas cards to it. Hopefully, I'll make one of these in the future -- looks like fun!

Sam said...

OMG this is awesome !!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! Love how you batch processed the pins instead of cutting out itty bits of paper to stick to them. Great idea!

Shari said...

Awesome wreath and I have a ton of old clothespins I can iuse. Thanks for sharing!!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome.. love love love this Carisa!! I have a ton of clothes pegs and want to give this a try!! inspired as always. xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

I just love this idea and you've done a terrific job. This post is now bookmarked for future reference!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! I need to make one!

Cher~ said...

What a great idea. Love this.

Theresa said...

Very clever! Thanks so much for sharing.

redjanfan said...

Love your project. I really need to make something to corral all the Christmas cards, as I wind up with them sitting all around the house. The front door opens and a breeze sends them airplaneing around the rooms!! Thanks to you and your camera kid, I mean woman, for the great tut.

sandee said...

that was a lot of work, but it turned out so pretty, fantastic job!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

This is so cute!! I love that this is something I could do with the kids :)

lizzie said...

yea... this is pretty amazing!!!!

Rae Cooper said...

What a cool idea - thanks for sharing!

quilt4fun2 said...

An awesome project...love it! There were even products I didn't know about and will be looking for the sealer. Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

saturated canary said...

that is a really lovely project, carisa!!

xoxo

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