I guess it’s Christmas in July since I’m blogging about the social networking iPhone app icon ornaments I made back in December of 2012. I meant to blog about these in early 2013, but time slipped away from me and today it seemed like the right time to share this post with you.
Making ornaments or using craft foam were two things that weren’t on my radar at all when my friend Katie inspired me with something on Facebook. She shared a picture of some social media ornaments on her wall and said, “I totally need these for my office!!” I commented below with, “I love those, too!! How cute!! I think I could make them and so could you, Katie!” It wasn’t long before our friend Debra private-messaged me and asked if she could pay me to make a set for Katie and a set for her. I liked the challenge, accepted it, and shopped for my material so I could come up with a price for the secret project. Once everything was agreed upon, I got to work and just figured out how these were made. I had never worked with craft foam and discovered how fun it is to cut, but also how tricky it can be. One dent from a finger nail tip and the foam is not good enough to use.
I looked at images of the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Foursquare iPhone app icons and printed them to approximately 3″ x 3″ and then proceeded to cut out certain elements of the icons with a craft knife. I traced the cut-outs onto the craft foam and carefully cut around them for each ornament. I found that using Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue works well for creating these ornaments.
Katie is very influential in the social networking platforms – especially across the national real estate agent community. After the cat was out of the bag, word got out and I was approached by an acquaintance who is the creator of one of the well-known REALTOR conferences. He asked me to give him a quote for ten sets, gift-wrapped and mailed to real estate speakers all across the country. I agreed and got to work! I shared a picture on Instagram and as the word got out, I collected several more orders! It was an accidental success and I think I made a total of 105 app ornaments.
I also made a few of these limited edition Klout app icon ornaments for a few friends.Pin It