Thursday, November 20, 2014

May Arts:: Kid's Crafts:: Glittered Wired Icicles

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!

Finally, we coated our icicles in various glitter (microfine, regular and extra chunky) and added a tie using May Arts Wired Colored Ribbon in Metallic Silver (KS-31) after the glue and glitter was nice and dry.

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:



  1. So clever and easy to make! Love it :)

  2. Very pretty and sparkly and they look fun to make.

  3. WOW - your icicles look SO BEAUTIFUL Karen AND they sound like FUN for EVERYONE to make too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial => looking forward to making bundles of these with my nieces & nephews :)

  4. So easy and
    Carla from Utah

  5. so pretty, so easy, so fast.
    Great idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. your icicles look great and fun for fingers in the glue. TFS.

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