This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SlimJimYourHoliday #CollectiveBias This post contains affiliate links and/or images. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house! We have the tree up and I am waiting for my husband to get home from work to help decorate the tree. The kids are having so much fun going through all of the Christmas ornaments and decorations. As we hang the ornaments, we talk about some of the older ornaments, the ornaments that hung on the tree when I was their age. It makes me sad to think of my mom and dad, who passed away near the holidays. When I think of my dad, I think of him with a cold glass of milk, and a a Slim Jim or two, wrapped in a slice of cheese. This is the snack dad had every day when he got home from work.
To say the Slim Jim is a part of my childhood is a bit of an understatement. Every year for Christmas, we would make a basket of snacks for my Gram, my dad’s mom. Mom would help my sister and I pick out several cheeses, crackers and guess what else?! Yep! A handful of her favorite Slim Jim! I guess the apple didn’t fall far from the proverbial tree, right?! Suffice it to say that love has passed down to my sister and I, as we both love to snack on a Slim Jim and a few sliced of mild cheddar cheese! My kids also love the bold flavor of the Original Slim Jim. And, they kind of like to snap the sticks at each other when they eat them!
Every year, the kids and I make new ornaments, to keep as well as to share. This has been a tradition in my family for many years now. This year, the kids and I decided to make fabric covered ornaments. This is an easy craft the kids can help with and has such pretty results! To make them unique, we are attaching a few Slim Jim’s because they are the perfect holiday treat!
I love the salty, bold and spicy taste that is the perfect snack because it is packed with protein. We buy our Slim Jim’s in the 26 pack, which we purchased at Walmart. These packs are perfect for sharing with everyone on our list because Slim Jim’s will “Put some snap in their stocking!”
DIY Fabric Covered Ornaments
So, for the ornaments, here is what you will need:
- Medium sized glass, Styrofoam or paper mache ornaments
- Christmas fabric; 2 or 3 different patterns
- Craft glue
- Foam brushes
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Faux holiday greenery (I got mine from the dollar store)
- 24 Count Slim Jim’s
Step 1: Cut your fabric into 2″ squares
Step 2: Apply a patch of glue to the ornament and press a fabric square down. Go over the fabric with the glue. Repeat until the entire ornament is covered.
Step 3: To dry, they need to stand up. I put them on a paper straw stuck into a paper cup. Styrofoam blocks are good too. Allow the glue to dry completely, approximately 90 minutes. Apply another coat of glue and allow to dry overnight.
Step 4: When the ornament is completely dry, you can attach the festive holiday greenery with a hot glue gun. Be generous with your glue to make sure your embellishments are securely fastened.
Step 5: Take a Slim Jim’s and attach it to the ornament with your glue gun.
Step 6: Attach your ribbon as your hanger.
Now you are ready to hang a few on your tree and share the rest!
Who would you share your Slim Jim DIY Fabric Covered Ornament with?
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