Stickle dots

     Posted by Norine on October 23, 2013

Hello everyone!  We have something fun to show you today!

Do you like to find alternate ways to use your old supplies?  Do you own a bottle or twelve of Ranger Stickles?  And do you like these new enamel candy dots all the companies are making to coordinate with their lines?

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I got it in my head that I’d like to try making some “candy dots” out of Stickles!  I figured if I made the dots on my craft mat, they could dry and I could peel them off easy-peasy.

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And what do you know?  It worked!

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The dots dried in only a few hours and were so easy to peel off.  My only complaint is that they flattened quite a bit from the original dots.  Not exactly sure why that happens but I’m mostly ok with it.  Which is to say, I’d like them better if they retained their bulk but I’m not going to throw them away or not use them if they don’t.  And it’s crazy how handy this little bag of sparkle dots has been lately!

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(This layout uses a photo of our family before the last child was born.  I’ve always loved it, but didn’t scrap it because it felt like it was missing something.  Something major, like a whole human bean.  Finally I decided to go for it and acknowledge on the layout, the fact that Ben had not yet completed our family.)

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I find, I like better, being able to lay some dots randomly on the page and move them around until I’m happy with their placement before gluing them down, rather than winging it with the bottle and letting the dots dry on the page.  As well, the dried dots are not always the exact same shade as what you see through the bottle, so I like to know that what I’m sticking down is the color the dots will remain.

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The dried dots can be adhered any number of ways - I used Tombo Mono Multi liquid glue, but glue dots would work just as well.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ll give this a try!

10 Comments so far

  1. Barbara October 23, 2013 2:26 pm

    That’s a great tip and a super layout.  Thanks Norine.

  2. Kim October 23, 2013 11:11 pm

    What a great idea Norine !  Love the layout and both titles that you used, very cute bowtie in your title to match the boys bowties !

  3. Tracey F. October 24, 2013 12:03 pm

    What a fantastic idea!  Beautiful layout!

  4. Linda October 24, 2013 2:00 pm

    Love the idea of using Stickle “leftovers” to make dots. That LO is awesome Norine. The dots certainly add just enough bling to a beautiful photo and LO.

  5. Lorna October 24, 2013 2:38 pm

    What a great way to use up old supplies! The LO is awesome Norine!

  6. Linda February 18, 2015 12:09 pm

    Love this idea, wonder if it would work if you did them on wax paper?  I love that they are premade and that you can adhere them with a glue dot and not have to wait for them to dry when doing your pages.  Amazing idea.  Thanks.

  7. Linda February 18, 2015 12:18 pm

    Another thought, could you add a second and smaller amount on top of what has dried to give them some height?  I think they sink because of the weight of the glitter in the actual product.  Oh these make me happy.

  8. Kim Turner March 27, 2015 12:55 am

    Great idea! Maybe make the dots on the glue dots first? I have only about a dozen bottles but haven’t used them in awhile :(

  9. Mary May 22, 2017 2:05 am

    Thanks for the tip!

  10. Pam June 10, 2017 5:16 pm

    What a simple idea and well thought of. I love the stickles glittery dots!
    I adore stickles and you have inspired me to try this!

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