When I think Elmer’s, I think glue, but there is so much more! Elmer’s makes a plethora (gold star word for me) of craft products, including the one I’ve been using a lot lately – foam board!
My mom saw these at Pottery Barn Kids and was inspired to create a family Christmas tree theme. When you need 18 ornaments for a Christmas tree, $8 a piece gets expensive fast (8 x 18 = $144 BUCKS)!
- Elmer’s foam board
- X-ACTO (I always use this one!)
- metal edged ruler
- Elmer’s glue
- hot glue gun
Use the X-ACTO knife to cut out rectangles from the foam board… make sure you cut on a cutting board. A metal ruler does wonders for keeping your blade from going cra-cra!
We made the mistake of only glittering the front side of the rectangles… we went back and glittered all the sides! Much easier to do this all at once. Here are the ornaments with glitter on only the front:
Use your hot glue gun to make a hanger for your ornaments….
My mom’s dog, Lacie, looking pretty (and my mom’s big ol’ foot!)
Here are all the kids in order from youngest to oldest all at different ages! (Yep, I’m the oldest of 6!)
Comments & Reviews
I adore the Texas tree!! Must do that next year!! Been toying with the idea of a theme tree…my trees are always colorful and chaotic.
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
This is such a neat idea and much cheaper than the other ones. Awesome!
Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey says
LOVE your blog!!!!!!!!
Kazzle Dazzle says
That's a really great idea!