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Summer BBQ Crafts with Glue Dots!
Create summer BBQ decorations with Glue Dots!
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It's starting to warm up, which means the start of summer BBQ season! Below are a few crafts to add a little bit of elegance to your BBQ!
Supplies for all projects are listed below:
- Continuous Glue Lines
- 1" Glue Lines
- Ultra Thin Glue Dots
- Mini Glue Dots
- Pop Up Glue Dots
- Craft Glue Dots
- Patterned paper
- Paper embellishments (cut outs, die cuts, trim, etc.)
- Prima flowers
- Wood dowls
- Drill with small drill bit
- Scoring tool
- Use one sheet of 12×12 paper for the middle.
- Then, cut 2 4×12 strips for each side.
- Apply Continuous Lines about a half inch from one of the edges on the front side of the patterned paper strips.
- Layer a 4x12 inch strip underneath the 12x12 piece of paper, so about 1 inch of the 4x12 inch strip of paper should end up behind the middle piece for stability. The final size of the placemat should measure 18×12.
- Finally, use Ultra Thin Glue Dots to attach strips of paper and cut outs (My Mind’s Eye cut outs used here) to the front.
BBQ Placecards and Napkin Rings
- Use a leftover piece of patterned paper, folded and scored to make the base of the placecard.
- Attach a label from the die cut sheets to the front of the placecard with Ultra Thin Glue Dots.
- Attach a portion of the die cut border to the bottom of the pacecard with 1" Glue Lines.
- Add a star cut out with Pop Up Glue Dots for extra dimension.
- Tie Raffia around the napkin and knot it.
- Punch out a small die cut from coordinating patterned paper.
- Add a brad to the center of the punch and attach it to the raffia with Craft Glue Dots.
BBQ Jar Decoration
- Cut a strip of coordinating patterned paper to fit around the jar or glass bottle.
- Apply Continuous Lines to one edge of the paper and then carefully wrapped it around the jar, securing it with Continuous Lines at the other end.
- Cut a smaller piece of coordinating paper to wrap around the jar as a border on the larger piece piece of patterned paper.
- Use the same technique to add the red star border to the jar, or use Continuous Glue Lines to adhere the border to the larger piece of paper before adhering it to the jar.
- For the decorative edge, attach Mini Glue Dots at each of the red dots and then wrap it around the jar.
- Add a few stars from the cut-out sheets with Mini Glue Dots.
- Take another cut out and adhere it to the patterned paper with Craft Glue Dots.
- Fill the jar with color coordinating marbles or rocks and add pinwheels.
- Score 2 lines diagonally (corner to corner) across your patterned paper. If you don't have a scoring tool, just fold your paper in half (to form a triangle), unfold, and fold again the other direction.
- Cut along each score line towards the center of the square stopping about 1" from the center.
- Place a Craft Glue Dot in the center of the square.
- Bend every other corner to the center, overlapping it slightly and pressing it firmly into the Craft Glue Dot. Do not fold or crease the bent paper, the bow in the paper catches the wind and makes the pinwheel spin.
- Set a large eyelet in the center of your pinwheel.
- Take a wooden dowel and drill a small hole through it about 1" from the top.
- Take a brad and place it through the eyelet in the center of the pinwheel and through the hole in the wooden dowel.
- Gently flatten the legs of the brad to the back of the dowel. Test the pinwheel by giving it a spin. If it doesn't spin, gently loosen the legs of the brad until it spins easily.
- Place the pinwheels in the decorative jar or glass bottle above with marbles to keep them upright and spinning in the wind.
Enjoy the warm summer weather, barbeques with friends and family, and crafting with Glue Dots!