Thursday, November 17, 2011

Elmer's Craft & Tell Party {Giveaway}: How to Make a Christmas Tree

Check out what showed up on my doorstep the other day...


Ya, it was pretty much like a crafty Christmas morning. Elmer's sent me this insanely cool box (Did you see those cutouts, talk about great packaging!) filled to the brim with super cool Elmer's and X-acto products to try out and share. I called a few of my creative friends over for a little crafty get together.


Everybody got an awesome goody bag full of Elmer's crafty supplies like scissors, glue of all kinds (dots, runners, tacky, sticks), retractable x-acto knives, foam boards and self-healing cutting mats.

Hannah, Jen, Jonie

What GNO is complete without some delectible seasonal offerings?! This was a great excuse to whip up some Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice, Nutella hot chocolate and pumpkin pie cake.

Everyone brought a roll of wrapping paper and we got to work on a little Pinterest inspired Christmas decor project.


All of you couldn't fit in my house, but that doesn't mean you can't do the make and take! And later you'll have a chance to win a little party of your own!

{How to Make a Christmas Tree}


Supplies:
Wrapping paper
Elmers Glue Spots
Elmers foam board (we used bifold, but you only need one side)
Scissors
Large Popsicle sticks
Heavy duty kitchen shears
Garden twine
Elmers tacky glue
Hot glue
Wood Star
Martha Stewart Glitter Paint
Buttons

Cut pieces of wrapping paper and roll them in to tubes securing with a few glue spots. Secure the glue spots to the foam board making the tubes progressively smaller.


Break a popsicle stick in half. Put the halves side by side cover in glue and wrap with twine.


Let the glue dry then trim off the ends of the sticks with the kitchen shears (I used Cutco). Glue in place under the tree.


Paint the star with a thick layer of glitter glue and let dry. Hot glue a button on the star and then glue in place at the top of the tree.


Use glue spots to secure button ornaments on the tree.


And that my friends is how to make a Christmas tree!


Now you have the make and take, let's get you an Elmer's goody bag!

Elmers is giving away two Elmer's Craft & Tell Prize Packs so you can have a crafty GNO of your own including:

  • 3 X-ACTO Retract-a-Blade knives
  • 3 CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Sticks
  • 3 CraftBond Tape Runners
  • 3 Mini Bi-fold 9x12 Foam Board packs
  • 1 Painters Markers pack
  • 1 X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors pack
  • 1 Circle Cutter
  • 1 X-ACTO Self-Healing Mat
  • 1 Glue Dots pack
  • 2 Photo Corners packs (various colors)
  • 1 Gel Pens pack
  • 1 Tacky Glue bottle

It's a sweet party in a box, just add friends and treats!

To enter: (leave a separate comment on this post for each entry)

  • What in the prize pack are you most excited about?
  • Like Elmer's on Facebook on tell them hello from A Little Tipsy
  • Follow Elmer's on Twitter
  • Follow A Little Tipsy
  • Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway Ex: I'm hoping to win the @elmers #craftandtell giveaway on @littletipsyblog!
Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 22nd. Good luck!

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159 Comments:

Samantha Zontelli said...

Oh my what fun this would be to do with my son! I would love to win one of these :)

nicole said...

What a fun prize pack, and a cute craft too! I am most excited about the circle cutter. I have yet to find one that I truly LOVE!

nicole said...

I also follow A Little Tipsy.

Lauren said...

I'm the most excited about either the glue dots or the glue runner. How dorky am I?

Lauren said...

I follow Elmer's on FB

Lauren said...

I follow Elmer's on Twitter

Lauren said...

I'm a follower of you!

Lauren said...

I also tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/RenoSparksMom/status/137268375561838592

Jay and Danielle said...

I am most excited about the Painters Markers pack! But everything inside sounds like an awesome party that I hope I get to have!

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Jay and Danielle said...

I follow a little tipsy and absolutely LOVE you blog!

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Sims Family said...

I'm excited for the tape runners! So cool! I would love to have a party with this haul! :)

Sims Family said...

I like them on FB!

Sims Family said...

I follow your blog, too!

Angela said...

I'm excited about the different adhesives; using the right product simplifies my life!

Angela said...

I follow A Little Tipsy!

Rachael said...

Oh I love Elmer's. I really want to try the glue dots. I haven't yet, and am wondering if they work well.

Rachael said...

I've followed ALT for awhile!

Rachael said...

I like Elmer's on FB.

Lani said...

Most excited about the self-healing mat! Believe it or not the "self-healing" mats that I have are pretty worn! But the whole pack would get me SOOOO excited!

Lani said...

I follow a little tipsy!

Lani said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/lw4photos/status/137274603587371008

The Sieglaff Scoop said...

I would love to try the circle cutter. So basic but so hard to make one without the proper tools.

blossomteacher said...

I would love the cutting mat! I want to have a Pinterest party sometime soon...this would be perfect!

The Sieglaff Scoop said...

I follow A Little Tipsy!

The Sieglaff Scoop said...

I like Elmer's on FB!

orangefukurou said...

I am most excited about the X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors pack
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orangefukurou said...

follow your blog
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orangefukurou said...

tweet
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Bobbie Mackey said...

weird as it sounds, i would love the circle cutter. keep wondering why i never remember to pick one up.

Bobbie Mackey said...

i follow a little tipsy :)

Samantha said...

Most excited about the Decorative Edge Scissors Pack!
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Samantha said...

I'm a blog follower.
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FWoodward said...

I would love the gel pens pack!

Jen Isackson said...

I am most excited about the self healing mat and cutter!!!! And glue dots, who doesn't love glue dots.

Jen Isackson said...

I 'liked' elmers on FB

Henckel House said...

The one item in the pack that sends shivers down my spine (good ones) is the exacto self healing mat! Thanks for the giveaway!
Henckelhouse@yahoo.com

Michelle J. said...

The self-healing mat would be awesome!

Michelle J. said...

I like Elmer's on Facebook!

Henckel House said...

I have joined twitter (what was I thinking?)and was automatically following Elmer's just for this giveaway.
Henckelhouse@yahoo.com

Michelle J. said...

I follow you via GFC!

Henckel House said...

I like Elmer's on facebook
Henckelhouse@yahoo.com

Henckel House said...

I have followed A little tipsy because it is just that awesome for quite some time now

Henckel House said...

Even though it took me a second to figure it out, I tweeted exactly what was posted: I'm hoping to win the @elmers #craftandtell giveaway on @littletipsyblog!

Jessica :) said...

The circle cutter. For sure.

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Jessica :) said...

I follow A Little Tipsy

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What am I NOT excited about??? That is an AMAZING package!! LOVE the healing mat and the circle cutter! Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am a fan of Elmer's on FB---Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I'm following Elmer's on Twitter:) (jb_designs) Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I follow your blog:) Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Just tweeted:) I'm hoping to win the @elmers #craftandtell giveaway on @littletipsyblog!

Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

jen said...

i wouldn't mind getting my little hands on a self healing mat


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jen said...

I follow elmers on twitter

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jen said...

i tweeted!!

https://twitter.com/#!/thisoldthing_v/status/137313442217476096

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Jean S. said...

I'd be most excited about the healing mat! I could use an upgrade ;o)

jeanmarie80(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mrs Spanglish said...

Oh Gosh Looooove this giveaway! so many projects and so much fun! I'm excited about the gel pens and the Decorative Edge Scissors pack!!

Marsha said...

I would love to have the circle cutter. So much fun!

Marsha said...

I've been a follower of yours for quite some time and I plan to continue to follow your blog.

LeeAnn said...

I have followed your blog ever since I discovered you on Pinterest!

LeeAnn said...

I liked Elmer's on Facebook!

LeeAnn said...

I'm now following Elmer's on Twitter!

LeeAnn said...

I facebooked your giveway!

LeeAnn said...

I'm most excited about the glue dots! I think they would save lots of time when crafting!

kpmattingly said...

Love those trees!! I would really like to try out the glue dots...I think they would be great for doing crafts with the kids!

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

I'm pretty excited about the self healing mat and the glue runners!

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

I like Elmer's on Facebook!

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

I follow Elmers on Twitter as well!

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

I follow A Little Tipsy!

Lindsay Conner said...

Ooh, excited about the glue dots and tacky glue!

Lindsay Conner said...

I follow A Little Tipsy

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I think I'm most excited about the cutting mats.

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Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I follow A Little Tipsy with GFC.

Sierra Y said...

I'm excited for the cutting mats!

Jen said...

What am I NOT excited about? I'm a teacher so glue is a staple for me. =)
I guess the tape runners?
Thanks for the chance!

Marne said...

I am most excited about the self healing mat! yay!

Marne said...

I follow you!

Leanne said...

I follow A Little TIpsy.

Leanne said...

I Like Elmer's on Facebook.

Georges said...

I'm a "Tipsy" Follower

Georges said...

I'm most excited about the craft bond tape runners!

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Leanne said...

I love the gel pens and the tape runners.

Jon and Sarah said...

I am definitely most excited about the glue dots and circle cutter. Fun!!

Georges said...

I like Elmers on Facebook.
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Melody said...

GFC Follower.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

I'm most excited for the glue stick and the circle cutter :)

Deb said...

I like elmer's on facebook

Deb said...

i like a little tipsy on facebook

Sommer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Sommer said...

I like Elmers on facebook.

Sommer said...

I follow Elmers on Twitter

Sommer said...

I am most excited about the scissor pack!

Alissa said...

The self-healing mat and the glue dots! So much fun!

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Alissa said...

I follow Elmer's on FB.

alissa (at) funfindsforfamilies (dot) com

Alissa said...

I follow Elmer's on Twitter (@funfinds4fams)

alissa (at) funfindsforfamilies (dot) com

Alissa said...

I follow A Little Tipsy. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

alissa (at) funfindsforfamilies (dot) com

SolDucky said...

Oooh the x-acto knives. I am forever losing mine or needing a new blade and they are so handy to have for so many projects.
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

Jenny DeCow said...

I lovew Gel pEns and glue dots!!! What a great giveaway.

Jenny DeCow said...

I follow tipsy

Jenny DeCow said...

I liked on Facebook

sarah caroline said...

I would really love some new X ACTO knives!

nd said...

The circle cutter and mat.

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Karie @ The HoB said...

I like Elmer's on FB!

Karie @ The HoB said...

I follow Elmer's on Twitter!

Karie @ The HoB said...

I follow A Little Tipsy!

Katharine said...

The decorative edge scissor pack sounds cool!

Aimee said...

I would be excited most about the self healing mat!

Katharine said...

I am a follower of your blog!

dihamr said...

I would be excited about the whole pack...but gel pens and the circle cutter would be nice :)

dihamr said...

I follow Elmer's on FB

dihamr said...

I follow Elmer's on Twitter

dihamr said...

I follow you as well :)

Anonymous said...

I follow "A Little Tipsy" via email!
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Anonymous said...

I would be MOST excited about the retract-a-blade X-ACTO. Thanks for the chance to win!
traceyfroemke(at)drtel(dot)net

SolDucky said...

GFC follower
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

SolDucky said...

Following Elmer's on Twitter as @DuckyBunny
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

SolDucky said...

Posted on FB as sarah linette
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Anonymous said...

The self healing mat but everything else is great also. I follow you via rss email

Julie said...

Would love the self-healing mat!

Anonymous said...

Everything but especially the self healing mat !
mariangela
mpandol1@rochester.rr.com

Anonymous said...

liked you on fb
mariangela
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Anonymous said...

liked elmer on fb
mariangela
mpandol1@rochester.rr.com

natioradison said...

The whole package has "the promise of a fun time" written all over it..The circle cutter does stand out a wee bit more because I wonder if it will work on fabric too...but it really is all splendid!

natioradison said...

I went to Elmer's FB and liked them and said Hello too!

natioradison said...

I followed Elmer's on Twitter too!

natioradison said...

I am following A Little Typsy too!

natioradison said...

I tweeted about this too!
https://twitter.com/#!/natioradison/status/137668809799647232

Sandy said...

I am a follower of A Little Typsy! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Another great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.
Kristin
excalibur99@comcast.net

bryansgyrl said...

I am excited about the X-acto self healing mat! I love Elmers tacky glue too!

Amber said...

I love these products, especially the mat!!

Amber said...

Liked on Facebook and commented

MollyP said...

Fabulous! I am much excited about the curcle cutter. It's amazing what all good 'ol Elmer's glue can do.

julee said...

Ooh, I think I'd be the most excited for the exacto knives and the painters markers! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Melody said...

I love glue dots- there are so many ways to use them. But I've been totally wanting a circle cutter- I have it on my Christmas list this year!

Elizabeth said...

Like Elmers on facebook :)

Elizabeth said...

I already follower your blog (and love it!) this looks like such a fun time!!

JB said...

I would love to try the elmer's tacky glue and the circle cutter. Very cute project!

Sarah said...

love the circle cutter! sarah.curence at gmail

Dorothy said...

I liked elmers on facebook! Thanks!
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Dorothy said...

I am most excited about the Self-Healing Mat!!! Thanks for this opportunity! dorothykay05@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Patricia Wojnar Crowley
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I'm most excited about the circle cutter!

Anonymous said...

Patricia Wojnar Crowley
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I like Elmer's on facebook!

Anonymous said...

Patricia Wojnar Crowley
tcrowley122@hotmail.com

I follow A Little Tipsy on GFC as tcrowley122

Anonymous said...

Patricia Wojnar Crowley
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I follow Elmer's on twitter as TimCrowley2

The Duty's said...

I would love to enter the drawing!
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jen said...

how creative!

the 2 muses said...

Liked Elmer's! We have craft parties all the time, would love to do this!

the 2 muses said...

Facebooked the giveaway.

jacynicole said...

I would love to win this. I could never pick a fav! All is so much fun.

andyashleigh said...

I love Elmer's and I love their self healing mats the most!:)
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andyashleigh said...

I like Elmer's on Facebook and told them you sent me!:)

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andyashleigh said...

I follow Elmer's on twitter!

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andyashleigh said...

I follow A Little Tipsy!
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andyashleigh said...

I retweeted about this giveaway!! :)

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Joyce (joyce15063@gmail.com) said...

2 of my local grandchildren are here with me a few times a week. I am the "crafty" grandma, having them make or decorate something a couple times a month. These items would sure help with my time with them.

Mrs. F said...

Hi There!

I am MOST excited about the fact that it comes with enough supplies to literally make a party! Most giveaways are just for one person, but what a beautiful way to get friends together and try a new product!!!

Susan said...

I'd love to have a self-healing mat.

Marg Trethowan said...

i too am excited with the prospect of wining supplies to share with my friends at our local residential care home. We will have such fun exploring and using the products. Thank you for the opportunity .

deb said...

This is a fantastic give away. I would love to play with the painters markers!

rene said...

Just had to say I love the Christmas tree. I'm going to do this with my special ed kids at school. They will love it too. I'm now following Elmer's on Facebook. Gave you a shout out on their page too!