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Help with Spray Adhesive

Posted by beachteach (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 25, 09 at 22:38

I need some help in choosing/using spray adhesive. My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon be undergoing surgery. I want to make a pink themed Christmas wreath for her. I finally was able to locate some pink Christmas balls (with gold filigree design) and an angel with a pink velvet gown. I also found some garland made of clear pink beads that I broke apart into sprays. Anyway, here is my problem. I bought a green wreath and it just looks too "green" LOL - I had the idea to put white glitter on the tips to kind of soften it up a bit. I have never used spray adhesive. If I was to lightly spray the wreath with the adhesive, do you think the glitter would stick to the tips? I was also thinking of perhaps mixing in a very small amount of pink glitter with the whie. I have also had a time finding ribbon for a bow. I finally found a sheer white with some gold filigree on it. I couldn't believe how difficult it was to find white/gold - everything is white/silver. I was thinking about maybe trying to also spray the bow and then lightly sprinking it with pink glitter. Would it be better to do the ribbon before I do the bow - or should I just not put glitter on the bow? What is a good adhesive to get? Thanks for your help!

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RE: Help with Spray Adhesive

I would suggest you buy spray glitter, that would be the easiest route to take. I use Krylon specialty sprays (pearl, frost, etc.) and they work really well. Krylon is a very well known brand and found pretty much anywhere.

RE: Help with Spray Adhesive

When I wanted to 'tip' the ends on a wreath, I bought glitter glue in a bottle that had a tip on it. Just squeeze the bottle where you want the glitter....
The spray would probably work better on the ribbon however...

RE: Help with Spray Adhesive

Some spray adhesives stay tacky, so you might wind up with a "tacky" wreath, no pun intended.LOL Maybe if you were careful to just get the tips it might work. What about just painting an ordinary craft glue on the edges with a paint brush and then sprinkling on the glue.

RE: Help with Spray Adhesive

Thanks for all the suggestions. I did actually do what you suggested gardener1908 - I mixed the "snowy" glitter with just a little pink glitter, painted the tips with craft glue and then sprinkled on the glitter mixture. I really like the way it came out. Now I just have to put all the things on. I am not sure if I am going to put any pink glitter on the ribbon. I think that may be overdoing it.

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