Olympics Countdown

It’s Make It MONDAY!!

The Olympics Countdown for the opening has started! It is ONLY three days until the Opening Ceremony now so times a ticking. If you have read my previous posts, you would know I was planning on doing an add-on to one of them. As you have already probably figured out, it’s something that has to do with the Olympics. The ‘add-on’ project is from my “Make It Monday” on the Fourth of July, which you can find here.

I know I said I was going to finish the project from last week; however, I completely forgot this week was the start of the games so the continuation of that project is now for next weeks post.

Let’s get started… There are actually two projects here so the first one is the “add-on” to USA to make TEAM USA…Obviously, if you don’t live in the USA you should definitely still do this project by going out and get the letters for the country you either live in or are rooting for. Even though I live in the USA as well as was born and raised here, I am rooting for the USA and Turkey. I’ve got to give my brother-in-law’s country support right? 😀

**I purchased everything from Michael’s Craft Store (No Affiliation), but any place with hobby DIY stuff should have the supplies too. **

Project #1 — T-E-A-M:

T-E-A-M Project #1

Things You’ll Need:

  • Wooden Letters to spell out T-E-A-M
  • Glue Gun or Glue Pen
  • Blue Pom-Poms
  • Red Pom-Poms
  • White Pom-Poms

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Step #1:

T-E-A-M pom pom guesstimate

Lay out all your letters and place the pom-poms onto each one to get a guesstimate of how many you will need. You can either lay the pom-poms out or just start gluing. I think it’s easier to lay them out since I usually end up needing more as I try to cover up all the white space on my letters.

Step #2:

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Glue each pom-pom onto the letters. Since it’s for USA, I used Red, White, and Blue Pom-Poms and as much as possible, put them in that order. Sometimes with the space it’s hard to not to put the same colors next to each other.

Step #3:

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If you have yet, get the letters for your country and colored pom-poms for it and get to work.

Now you have T-E-A-M U-S-A done and ready for the start of the Olympics!

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Project #2 — Olympic Rings:

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Things You’ll Need:

  • 5 “O” Wooden Letters
  • Blue Pom Poms
  • Green Pom Poms
  • Black Pom Poms
  • Yellow Pom Poms
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • String (optional)
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Step #1:

Grab your bags of pom-poms and fish out the colors needed. For this project I should have had two bags instead of just one bag each but it looked like there was enough. If you happen to find bags with each color in them separately, that awesome!

Step #2:

Just as before, lay all your “O”‘s out and start putting each color on each one. For the Green and Yellow Pom Poms, either Michael’s was out of their separate bags or they just didn’t have them in the first place; therefore, as you can see, I had to get a big bag of variety size and colors.

For the Red and Blues, I had extras from the TEAM and USA so I didn’t have to worry too much. Originally, I thought I would use one of the different shades of Blue, but there weren’t enough to fill the “O” in so I used the same color Blue as I did for the letters. For the Reds, I used what was in the mixed bag but ran out so I used the extras from the letters there too.

Step #3:

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Start gluing the pom-poms on each “O.” You know, Blues on one, Greens on the next, Black on another, and so on. Like I said before, I wish I would have gotten an extra bag with the colors in them so I didn’t have any white space. Oh well, I guess it is what it is. I think they still came out GREAT! Dontcha think?!  Let me know in the comments below!

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That’s it! Two or three (if you count Fourth of July) awesome fun and cute projects to make for the 2016 Olympics and for years to come! Hope you enjoyed!

Have any questions about the project? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll try to respond back as soon as possible! Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

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