Here are a few ways I used Sticky Sticks recently. My grandson just turned ONE and his party was all about Monkeys!
We downloaded all kinds of artwork which we printed out to make banners, cupcake toppers, bottle wraps, banners, etc., but there were going to be a lot of children coming to help celebrate, so we thought it would be fun for them to make masks. This is what I came up with using punches, a Fiskars shape cutter and templates, red, dark brown and tan cardstock and, of course, a Sticky Stick.
I pre-cut all the pieces, so all that had to be done was to glue them together and pop a Sticky Stick handle on the back. I started by cutting a 6" circle and a 6" x 5" oval. I used a large oval punch for the ears and a small round punch for the nose. The red hat and mouth shapes were cut from the sides of a large red circle and finally I used a 1" circle punch to make holes for the eyes. The pom pom on the top of his hat is a flower punch.
It's still pretty warm in Texas, 90˚ the day of the party, so we also had little fans for the ladies. I started with a 12" sheet of patterned cardstock and cut three, 3" wide strips. I then scored each strip at 3/4" intervals. TIP: It goes much faster if you cut a 9" x 12" piece, score it then cut into 3" wide strips. Accordion fold each strip then glue the ends together to create one long folded strip, 3" wide. Attach a Sticky Sticky to each end as shown below. Glue the sticks together to create a "rosette". I used a large round punch to create the Monkey disc then glued it to the center of the rosette.
I didn't stop there. I rinsed a 1/2 gallon milk container (you can re-cycle anything similar) then cut it down to 4" in height. I covered each side with Sticky Sticks then wrapped a 1/2" strip of red cardstock around the center and embellished the sides with a Monkey disc. For an additional touch of red, I wove additional strips of red paper around the top. We made quite a few and used them as containers for straws (shown below), red twizzle sticks (no photo 'cos we ate them all), plastic forks and more. This little project took about 5 minutes to put together. EZPZ Quick'n EZ, just like I like it. If you've ever tried to glue something to a waxy milk container, you'll understand how really great these Sticky Sticks are!
And yes, there's one more. This balloon wreath is so adorable I had to share. Yes, the monkey was attached to the center of the wreath with a Sticky Stick..........
My daughter-in-law's inspiration for the Sock Monkey party came from here: www.chickabug.com/blog/2011/07/sock-monkey-party-august-is-1.html and instructions for the balloon wreath can be found here: www.howdoesshe.com/birthday-wreath/
For even more Sticky Stick ideas, click on the Designer Crafts Connection logo in my sidebar to see what other designers have created. But, before you hop forward, what do YOU wish you had to make crafting easier? Don't just wish it, make it happen! Who knows, maybe you'll be the one to come up with the next, great new product.
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