The holiday season is upon us and the boys and I are decorating up a storm! Today and tomorrow, the May Arts Ribbon Blog is hosting a Holiday Kids Crafts Blog Hop, where you can find a ton of cute ideas to make with or for the little ones! The boys and I made some really elegant and super easy Glittered Wired Icicles featuring May Arts Wired Twist Tie Ribbon. I really like the idea of using my May Arts utilitarian ribbon stash for other fun stuff!
We started by running a length of the May Arts 3/16" metallic twist tie in clear (GF-216-01) through some white, washable, non-toxic school glue, wiping off the excess between our fingers. This particular product is normally used to adhere the loops of bows together or to tie a bow onto a package, but I took advantage of the unlimited length of the twist tie! The boys loved this part, getting all gooey and sticky on purpose!
Then we wrapped the glue soaked wire around a small cone and pulled the wire apart, creating our spiraled icicle shapes. You could also wrap the wire around fingers too, watching carefully that it isn't wrapped too tight!
These icicles are gorgeous and sparkly when hung next to a Christmas light bulb!
As usual, May Arts is offering up some fabulous prizes for this hop! Head on over to the May Arts Blog for complete details and hop stops!
Here's the lineup: