Our Elmer’s Spring Craft Creation {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 6, 2011

I’ve mentioned here before that I’m not the craftiest person around. In fact, I need step-by-step directions for anything I make. And, a picture.

BUT, I’d really like to change that, so I recently accepted Elmer’s challenge to let my inner crafty loose in a Spring DIY Creation Contest.

Elmer’s developed a Spring Creation Guide, with the step-by-step instructions that I need to create five simple home projects—from a wine rack to wall art—using the  multipurpose glue everyone should have around the house: Elmer’s Glue-All. They challenged me to make one of these creations uniquely mine or create something totally new using Elmer’s Glue-All.

To help with materials, Elmer’s sent me a Spring DIY Kit, which included all of the adhesives I may need, and a $50 VISA gift card to use for materials.

I chose to make something totally new. (I know – I surprised even myself with my decision!) Julia and I actually decided to decorate a photo box with scraps of paper, jewels and stickers. We didn’t have a picture, but how hard could it be?

We found our white photo box at Target and bought some stickers there, too. I already had a plethora of scrapbooking paper, so we picked out some of our favorites and got to work.

Julia enjoyed tearing apart the paper in big pieces to place over the box lid. We then sprayed each piece, as well as the box lid, with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive so the colorful pieces of paper overlapped, covering every bit of white on that lid.

We used our X-ACTO knife to trim the edges around the inside of the lid, then placed the jewels, stickers, and the letters in the word LOVE just so.

When everything was in it’s perfect place, we spread a thin layer of Elmer’s Glue All (diluted first with water) over the entire lid with a brush, sealing everything into place.

Voila!

Easy enough for even this non-crafty mama! Okay, I admit… Julia was really the creative genius for this one! But, now I have a picture, so I could certainly do it again!

Win it!

Elmer’s would like to send a special adhesive kit to THREE of you! Your kit will include:

  • Elmer’s Glue-All
  • CraftBond Tacky Glue
  • CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
  • Elmer’s Multipurpose Spray Adhesive
  • X-ACTO Gripster Knife

To enter, check out Elmer’s Spring Creation Guide and let me know which project you would consider and how you would make it your own. Leave me a comment before 9pm (PT) on May 20th. (U.S. entrants only, please!)

For additional entries you may send out a tweet with a link to this giveaway and/or give it a thumbs up on Facebook by clicking the “Like” button in the top left corner of this post. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each task.

Happy Spring Crafting!

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Joyce May 8, 2011 at 2:42 am

I like the basket idea. I think we would just use some nice floral fabric for the spring time, and maybe change it through the seasons?
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SANDY May 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

flower pot for pens

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Steph May 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

I would give the Decorative Art idea a go. Looks like it is not too hard and turns out nice.

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Steph May 8, 2011 at 10:30 am
Elaine R May 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

I’m interested in the Shoe Organizer- need this for in my bedroom closet.

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Jennifer Short May 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I like the decopague table. Would be neat to do that with family photos!
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sandra May 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

i like the decoupage table and i’d personalize it with our photos

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Theron N.Willis May 8, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I like the Wine Rack Project, using Elmer’s Glue-All. How to make it my own? Guess by storing wine that I fermented myself as a garage based DIY project.

Hope to win!

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jackie May 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Decoupage table for me too. I saw something like this in the 70s and it always stuck with me. Travel photos would be nice on it.

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jackie May 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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Mary Beth Elderton May 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I like the Burlap Basket and would likely add an embellishment–maybe something mad from a button? piece of costume jewelry? strip of leather?

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Mary Beth Elderton May 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm
Wehaf May 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I’d love to make a closet organizer and then decoupage it!

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Claire May 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

I love the shoes table. I could customize it to fit in a small space in our home

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Denise B. May 9, 2011 at 8:28 am

Our daughter would like making the “Valentine House”.

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martha May 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

oh love the burlap basket…. to make it my own, I would either use a fabric that matched the room or stamp on the burlap. (mavans@gmail.com)

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Pamela J May 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I would make the burlap basket and use it for spare change.

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anash May 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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Kristie May 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I’d like to try the Decoupage Table and I’d make it my own by using pictures of the family. :-)

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Marina at My Busy Children May 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I would do a Wine Rack Project. I would finally have an excuse to have a wine collection.
I would make it together with my kids
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Sandra May 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I like the wine rack. I might used some distressed wood to make it more rustic.

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NW Homesteader May 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I love the decoupage table! I would use pictures and items from places we have been :)

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Teresa May 13, 2011 at 7:09 am

Our youngest thinks we should give the Valentine House a go. A lot of love living there!

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Becky May 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I like the box you did, but we would use it to put my kids cheer stuff in :)
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Janelle May 14, 2011 at 12:54 am

I love the box that you made with your daughter! I would make it my own by making a blessing box! Decorating it with small trinkets I’ve been blessed with by friends, wonderful old cards, poems, love letters, scraps of lace & what not! Then I’d dry brush a little Elmer’s with glitter to make it sparkle just so. Lastly I’d fill it with treasures: blessings in all forms, remembrances, old photos, notes & Scripture.

Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

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Terri P. May 14, 2011 at 4:13 am

I think I’d like to take on a decoupage table. I have a small table that I could try this on. I think it would be nice to make copies of some photos I have of our ancestors (grandparents through great-great-great grandparents) and use them on the table. Thanks!

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Terri P. May 14, 2011 at 4:13 am

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Angela May 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Would LOVE to win. I love the basket.

Angela

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Angela May 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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Lisa May 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I would like to try the shoe organizer and would make it my own by painting it or adding contact paper or decals to it.

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Deb K May 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I like the Burlap basket and would make it more ours with jewels and beads!

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Deb K May 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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Sara Filler May 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I like the decorative wall art. NEver would have thought it could be easy:)

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Sara Filler May 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I liked this post.

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Allison Greene May 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I think the decoupage table is an amazing idea! I think I would try this project out on something not as big as a table though for my first try, maybe like a shoe rack or something

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Wendy R. May 15, 2011 at 1:45 am

I have been wanting to create some new art for my walls! I’d add rhinestones for sure.

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Wendy R. May 15, 2011 at 1:47 am
Kate May 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I would try the flower pot for pens and decorate it to match the room!

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lisa w. May 17, 2011 at 8:22 am

I think the wine rack would be cool; maybe with some decoupage.

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Julie @ Knitting and Sundries May 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I would definitely go for the decoupage table. I’ve been wanting to refinish our old coffee table in a glossy black and doing the decoupage would give it that extra oomph!

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kittycardero May 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

I’d make the shoe organizer and paint it.

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kittycardero May 18, 2011 at 11:35 am
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Sarah Matos May 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I like the decorative art idea. I would use photos of my girls!
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ashley r May 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

i like the decoupage table idea

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Katie May 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

I think I’d make the shoe organizer (or actually, hubby would). We’ve bought them in the past but we both have large feet so they don’t fit right. It’d be nice to make one that properly fits our larger shoes.

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Christie May 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

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Christie May 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

The burlap basket is my speed!!

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amy d May 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm

the shoe organizer
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Nancy Meyer May 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I would make the decorative art and customize the colors for my place!

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Eryn May 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I really like the look of the decoupage table! We have a bunch of family souvenirs that would be great for that.
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Happi Shopr May 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love the homemade wine rack!

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Melanie May 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’d make the decorative art with my favorite colors

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Debbie Kennedy May 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I know for sure that myself and my daughters could make the decorative art. My kids collect shells along the beach at camp and we have tons of fabric scraps and scrapbooking papers. The kids would be very proud to display the treasures that they have discovered!

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Debbie Kennedy May 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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Christal Couturier May 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I would like to make a wine rack and maybe use some cutouts to match my theme in my kitchen

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valancia May 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

last stop it said in bedroom – the shoe organizer
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susan smoaks May 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

i like the diy wine rack

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caryl May 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I could use the shoe organizer because I just throw my shoes under my bed or in my closet.

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caryl May 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

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