Hugs and Kisses, xoxo

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This Valentines has been a fun holiday to decorate for. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have been lacking in the decor department and we have had to make quite a few creations. For this fun hugs and kisses, xo wreath you will need poster board, a utility box cutter knife, a pencil, ruler, glitter, modge podge, spray adhesive or glue, ribbon. *in our creation I used a glue designed for styrofoam for attaching the ribbon. I was looking for the strongest bond possible.

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Using a pencil and ruler, trace out your “x” and “o.” Then using a box cutter, carefully, cut along lines to get your letter base for your decoration. You will need to make several passes along the lines to cut out the letter shapes. Always use an area designed for cutting or place a cutting board, cardboard or other resistant blocker under where your knife will pass.

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The next step is glittering! Apply adhesive to one side of each letter. Then sprinkle glitter over letter shapes, repeat until you get your desired coverage. It is smart to place a large piece of paper under each shape while glittering. Then once you are done with the glitter, move the shape to a different location to dry. Carefully pick up and taco fold your paper to place any unused glitter back into the container. After the letters have had time to dry, turn them over. Place a small amount of glue to the back of each shape where the hanging ribbon will be attached. Cut ribbon to desired length, making a loop for hanging your decoration and attach to the shapes. Both ends of your ribbon should meet together at the top of the bottom shape.

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Allow your entire project to dry overnight. Then wallah! Here is the finished sparkly creation.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post.

All posts and creations are done by Jacquelynn Knoll.

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