How to Make White String & Elmer's Glue Ornaments

by Anya Meave, Demand Media

    Elmer's glue is used in a variety of craft projects, such as paper and wood stick crafts. However, Elmer's glue may also be used in projects that do not require pasting items together. Make a white string and Elmer's glue ornament at home for the holidays. Adorn the ornaments with pictures of loved ones to add a personal touch to the home during the holiday season.

    Step 1

    Set the sheet of newspaper over a table to protect the work area. Lay the sheet of wax paper of over the newspaper. Then place the glue, string and glitter beside the sheet of wax paper.

    Step 2

    Cut a 3-by-3 inch square from the sheet of construction paper with scissors. Turn the photo over and apply glue to the back of the photo. Paste the photo in the center of the square, and set the photo aside to dry for 10 minutes.

    Step 3

    Make a 4-by-4 inch solid square shape in the center of the wax sheet with the glue to make the ornament. Use a generous amount of glue to make the square about 1/8-inch thick. Allow the glue to settle on the wax paper for 20 minutes before proceeding.

    Step 4

    Fold the white string in half to form a loop. Set half of the string over the top center of the square, allowing 2-inches of the loop to protrude from the top of the ornament. The looped string will be used to hang the ornament.

    Step 5

    Carefully set the picture over the center surface of the glue with your fingers or tweezers. Then sprinkle glitter on the exposed glue around the photograph to complete the ornament.

    Step 6

    Allow the ornament to dry for two days in a cool dry area of the home. The glue becomes clear when it's dry. After drying, carefully peel the wax paper away from the back of the ornament and hang.

    About the Author

    Anya Meave is a freelance writer from San Diego, Calif. She began writing in 2009 for various websites. Majoring in telemedia, she has written scripts for student projects and has been chosen to submit a spec script for the 2011 Nickelodeon Writers Fellowship. Meave has an associate degree in photography from Southwestern College.

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