Have you guys seen this cool product called Glue Dots? If you are crafty, then you’ve probably known about them for a while.
If you are like me, however, they haven’t exactly been on your radar. I’m not known for cruising up and down craft aisles, and I break out into hives at the mere thoughts of stepping foot into Michael’s. Crafting just ain’t my thing!
But I have two little ones at home with me, and they both love to get creative in various ways. So I at least need to meet them half way. And Glue Dots are super cool, because they keep the mess to a minimum whenever gluing is involved.
After Valentine’s Day wrapped up this year, Darah very excitedly asked, “What holiday is coming next? We need to get some decorations!”
So I did what any
cheap sensible parent would do and headed over to The Dollar Tree for some supplies. Glue Dots sent me some of their products to try out, and since I lack the crafting gene and couldn’t figure out on my own what to do with them, I went to the Glue Dots Pinterest page first for inspiration. Luckily, they have a lot of it there! I found this idea for shamrock garland and determined that it was cute and easy enough for a 4-year-old to do. Which means it might be easy enough for me to do, too. 🙂
I started by cutting the gold ribbon to be roughly the size of my dining room table. I secured the ribbons to the table with removable glue dots. This would hold them in place, but also make it easy enough to pull them off when we were ready to hang them.
The original directions show a printable shamrock that you can then cut out. OR…you can buy a pack of 12 for $1 already cut, glittered, and ready to go. I bought 2 packs, and that was $2 well spent! 🙂
Since I had three strings and 24 shamrocks, I placed 8 on each ribbon, and I laid them out roughly where they needed to be before we started gluing them on. This gave Darah a sense for where they should go, which made the whole endeavor a bit less stressful. Glue Dots comes in either flat packages, or in adhesive rollers. I found that the roller was difficult for Darah to use, but I really liked it! So she used one type and I used the other.
Once we got everything glued into place, we carefully removed the garland from the table, one section at a time, and hung it up on the wall using the poster glue dots. I put extra glue dots at the top, middle and bottom of each garland.
If I had to do it over again, I would go with a slightly wider ribbon, as we did have a bit of trouble getting some of the shamrocks to stay put. I don’t think that’s a problem with glue dots at all, but has more to do with the width of the ribbon and how accurate Darah and I were with our glue-dot-to-ribbon connections. If it has been wider, we would have increased our odds of success. 🙂
But overall, this was a really inexpensive and quite easy project. Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it! And it adds some very colorful art to our walls for the next month, too! If you’d like to try this craft out for yourself, you can find glue dots in grocery and drug stores (I saw some at Walgreens just yesterday), as well as mass merchants. The ribbon and shamrocks can be found at The Dollar Tree.
i like the easter egg center piece.
Crystal Rose says
I like the DIY Tips & Tricks page.
Danalee Davis says
I like the flower vase covered in buttons. It is really cute.
Ashley Fryer says
I like the Mason Jar Invitations.
I would like to make the St. Patrick’s Day Gift Tags
Kat Emerick says
I like the Mother’s Day craft and gifts.
Kathy Pease says
I like the Great #Easter #Centerpiece using Dollar Store Goods from Dottess Holly at Ribbons & Glue.
Diana Hatch says
I like the chevron Easter egs
My favorite page is the I Love You Everyday page.
Ok, those cute googly-eyed Easter bunnies made from toilet paper rolls are calling me to make them!!!
William W. says
Wow! I like the Holiday (Autumn) Borders! This would make an easy and quick decoration for any themed time! Easy put up, easy take down, on to next theme! No messy clean-up and you can reuse your sturdy decorations for next time! Thanks and have a great March! ☘
Shea Balentine says
The Cute Easter Bunny and Egg Garland made with cardstock and Glue Dots is cute!
Leah Shumack says
I really like the Easter Egg Garland!
Brenda Elsner says
I like the paper heart garland
Theresa D says
One I really like is the Sweet and pretty mini album. They have so many great project on the Pintrist board.
Jennifer Reed says
I liked the Dress up picture frames for your St. Patrick’s Day party! idea from the Glue Dot’s Pinterest site. This is cute and looks fairly easy to pull off.
Sky Evans says
I love the easter chick.
Heather R says
I love the DIY lace covered mason jars!
Heather Swarthout says
I LOVE http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198651033537548872/. It’s so stinkin cute! Awesome centerpiece idea.
erum shaukat says
i like the cute easter crafts…the chick
ashley cossette says
I love the show dad you love him magnets! my fiance would love these!
I love the heart garland!
crystle tellerday says
Easter egg garland
Decorate this St. Patrick’s Day with beautiful green tissue paper carnations!
Patti Hess says
I would like to make the St. Patrick’s Day Gift Tags
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Sue Hull says
I’d like to make the cupcake onesie for my daughters baby shower I’m having for her next month. There’s so many fun things you can do with glue dots. Thank you 🙂
Jen S says
The beautiful paper flower Easter egg holder caught my eye. http://www.gluedots.com/holiday/paper-flower-easter-egg-holder.html
Pamela j says
I like the easter bunny toliet paper roll craft with googly eyes, easy and fun for kids.
renee campbell says
I love the button bats for Halloween found here:
I like the Scrapbooks & Layouts
Dorothy Teel says
I like the Easter centerpiece in the watering can using dollar store items, it is neat and I pinned it.. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/399835273139689081/
lee mckoen says
Being Irish I love the shamrocks
Jessica Rodgers says
where have these been all my life! Very excited to go get some glue dots!!!! My favorite was their Easter crafts board, I would love to make the Easter cross cards with the kiddos at Church!
Vicki Wurgler says
I like the Easter egg holders
Ann Fantom says
I like the giant flower craft: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/554998354051582072/
I like the quick frame makeover using glue dots
Sacha Schroeder says
I like the Easter crafts. Especially the Easter centerpiece Pin.
Jennifer T. says
I like the Pencil Topper idea http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198651033534337609/
Margaret Smith says
I like the cute bunny and chick gift cards for Easter
vickie couturier says
Kathy Luman says
I like the mementos and picture frame on the Home and Garden Decor.
Sarah G says
My favorite is the St. Patrick’s day tissue carnations.
I like the Ready to Pop baby shower favor: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198651033534089275/
Bethany C. says
I like the rolo pencil on the kids-school crafts board.
I thought this was really cute!!