Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk ? Wednesday #130-Wedding and Glitter Dots

Just a quick What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!  post!  Showing off the wedding favor I made for Abby's wedding.. I used plain paper bags and punched the edges with a pretty Martha Stewart punch. I stamped Abby & Rick(with Just Rite alpha stamps)  on the clothes pin that held the tag onto the bag full of candy. The tag is just a manila shipping tag stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and the perfect Stamping Up sentiment. We ordered a bunch of  bulk green candy online to fill the bags. These were easy to make and looked very cool sitting at all the table place settings at the wedding.

The next picture is actually what my crafting buddy Jill and I are working on now...our annual Christmas gifty project for family and friends. We needed a bunch of "holly berries" for our project but that seems to be a bit spendy considering the quantity needed to complete everything so we got creative and made them!
To make the glitter dots, use your glue gun and leave small dots of hot glue(try to keep them small as they tend to spread a little)  and then cover with glitter. Let them set up for a few minutes to harden.  I used this super fine glitter from Martha Stewart. This picture is actually taken after we picked the dots out of the glitter....that was a wee bit of a pain. You may need to trim the glue gun strings off of some of the dots, but they really turned out great!

See how fun and glittery they are?

I missed out posting last week for WOYWW, so I am trying to get back on track in this week! Hope you can stop by and say Hello to Julia and the rest of the crowd.

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See you all next week!

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29 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Love those bags simple but stylish! thanks for the glue gun technique - not seen that before might have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

jude said...

Love your bags and also what fab way making your own berries thanks for sharing
Have fab wednesday and great festive week ahead
Love n hugs Judex9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, that really WAS the perfect sentiment. I didn't realize SU had anything that lovely. And those glitter dots are perfect for a project I have planned. So, thanks for sharing the concept. Happy WOYWW from #7.

kath said...

gorgeous bags...loving all those yummy glitter dots...thanks for the crafty snoop...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (33)

Annie said...

What a fun way of making glittery holly berries.
A x

Neil said...

Hi there and thanks for the peek into your creative zone. It looks like there is loads going on so thanks for sharing. Hope you have a brilliant week and have plenty of creative time! love the idea for the berries.
Neil #24

Susan Flynn said...

Great wedding favours, the green sweets look delish! Love your berries but I'm intrigued as to what kind of project they are going on? Will all be revealed next week??

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

These are wonderful....how clever...a lot of love and hard work went into these but know you still had loads of fun and made lots of forever memories.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I got some metallic sparkly glue sticks for mug glue gun wouldn't need glitter, hmmmm that could be so much less fun though.......... Great tip :)

Laura said...

What a great desk and the bags you made are super with the delicious candy. Lots of holly berries they ar super and sparkly. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

ScrappnBee said...

Love the bags! What a super cool way to make favors! The holly berries are awesome too! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW -Amanda #21

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Such a simple idea, but that punched edge made that simple paper bag look a million dollars. Clever idea!
I just know that if I attempted to make glitter glue berries, I'd end up wearing most of it down my front!! But yours fab and very even. Look forward to seeing what you do with them!
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun things. Great idea on the glue dots. Enjoy WOYWW and finishing your projects.

Mandy said...

Love your wedding favor Sue and what a great idea to make berries from glue and glitter!!

xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great projects! Very clever idea to make the berries! Never can have too much glitter!

I have blog candy on my blog with a questionaire that I would love to have your input if you would like to visit.

Wishing you a happy rest of the week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Charlene said...

What super cute wedding favors...practical too...you can eat it! YUM!

Great idea for the glitter dots...you're so smart!!

Pam said...

Oh, I feel like the Uncle in It's a Wonderful Life. Guess I missed the wedding. I can take that string off my finger now. I snuck back to take a peek. Abby looked gorgeous and the decorations! WoW! Glad your Woywwing. I see your name and jump on that link! Happy Holidays Sue.

okienurse said...

Love the bags and berries! I hope you get to rest after investing all the time and effort into making your daughters wedding one she will never forget! Beautiful pics of her and her new husband in the previous posts. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #67

Anonymous said...

Very clever Aunt Susie! Love your mini album for Abby too! I should try to make some of those for my kiddos. Had so much fun with you on our trip.....miss you! Love, Melissa

Sue said...

Beautiful project and I love the glitter dots idea. Will have to put that one in the vault.

Shoshi said...

Lovely pretty stuff on your blog this week! I've seen that hot glue faux brads technique before but never got round to trying it - the red glitter is gorgeous! And I love the wedding favour bag - simple yet so effective, and how clever to find all those gorgeous green sweets to go inside! Fabulous colour! Well don you! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #62

debbiek said...

Love the bags and the glittery red beads! Very clever.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great ideas! The bag with the lacey edge is sweet! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Leslie Miller said...

Yum! Those lime slices look delicious! Great idea for a simple but cute bag, though it must have taken some time nevertheless. Really love your glittery holly berries! You're always such a busy gal!

June Nelson said...

The bags brilliant and I love the berries Imake raindrops with my glue gun lol but never thought of adding glitter thanks for the idea xxxxx

Shoshi said...

Hi Sue, me again. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You should take up knitting again. I find it a lot more relaxing since the invention of circular needles - you hold the bulk of the work in your lap rather than having to support it with your hands. Kaffe Fasset has long been my inspiration - his motto (which even my hubby started quoting!!) is "When in doubt, add 40 more colours" lol! Sounds terrifying, but it's really easy!! Shoshi #62

Silli said...

wow Sue, this is perfect...what a great idea...thanks for sharing gf!

Chris said...

I love the wedding favour bags you made Sue, I can just imagine how great they looked on all the tables, very chic! Your sparkly fun looks interesting too, I think it's brilliant that you're making your own berries! Hugs, Chris :)

alienanessa said...

HI Sue, I was wondering who won your AR template? Happy Sunday!!

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