Slim Jim Holiday Ornaments

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Need a creative idea to bring some masculine energy to your Christmas decorations? I created a fun DIY project for those special protein lovers in your life. My husband loves Slim Jims, especially with cheese. I wanted to come up with a cute idea that would fit in with the Holidays. I used the Slim Jim Gable 26 packs to create ornaments/stocking stuffers. I came up with 2 different ornament ideas. The first idea is a tree shaped ornament made from scrap cardboard around the house. All the online shoppers know what I’m talking about!

What You’ll Need
Ribbon or string
Glue Gun (low heat so it won’t melt the plastic wrapping)
Slim Jim Gable 26 Count

Cut a piece of cardboard into a circle. Use your glue gun to glue a ribbon onto the cardboard.


Cover the circle with hot glue and start placing your Slim Jims onto it, meat side up. I was able to fit 8 Slim Jims on my circle, but this will depend on the size of circle you have. My circle was about 3 inches in diameter.

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Now turn it over and do the same to the other side.


The final step is to cut 2 rectangles out of the cardboard. Make yours longer than I made mine. I was running out of cardboard at this point. Glue the cardboard stumps onto the circle leaving the brown cardboard side up. Then I used a black pen to draw the wood pattern on the tree.



The next ornament I made was by using some left over plastic ornaments we had lying around. The perfect size is about 2 inches in diameter. Don’t use an ornament with glitter on it because your glue wont stick as well.

Start by bending your Slim Jims into “U’s” with your hands. Be gentle so you don’t break the packaging. Going from top to bottom draw a line with your glue gun. Then glue a pre-bent Slim Jim onto it.

Now glue more, working in quarters. Once you have 4 glued on, you can start filling in the blank spots.

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Once you have your ornament covered the top and bottom will look quite messy. Take your glue gun and start gluing down the loose ends. Be careful not to burn yourself! Now you have your Slim Jim ornament! These look so cute on my tree, and talk about a conversation piece. Unfortunately I also have a toddler who loves eating them and she’s already snatched some off the tree.


Did you love them? I think we’ve already eaten a few of them haha! Everything I used was found at Wal-Mart. Why don’t you head there now and buy what you need to create your own Slim Jim ornaments. Click here to see more of what Slim Jim has to offer you!

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