Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 5 of Handmade Ornaments

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Welcome to Day 5 of the
12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornament Party!
Today, Angie at this and that is bringing us this super cute and easy ornament. I hope you all give it a try along with all of the other amazing creations we have seen over the last few days.
Here is Angie!

I am so flattered that I have been asked to be part of this awesome event!

I am Angie, from this and that. I have to say, when Kristin asked me to take part in the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments, I had NO clue what I was going to do! I headed straight for the dollar store to get some inspiration…3 minutes later I had it…
Here is what I did:

Supplies- Styrofoam ball
Black acrylic paint and paint brush
1 straight pin
Cheap bead necklaces or beaded tree garland
Hot glue gun and glue

Step 1- Paint ball with paint. Dry.
Step 2- Stick the pin through the ends of the ribbon and stick it into the ball.

Step 3- Starting at the ribbon ends, glue a circle of beads at the top of the ball. Cut the bead string, and start a new row next to the first row by putting a line of glue on the ball and then putting the beads on top of it. So this until you get to the very bottom of the ball.

Step 4- Enjoy your new unbreakable Christmas ball and hang it on your tree.

I admit, when I first started doing this I didn’t have much faith that it was going to turn out cute. The pictures really don’t do it justice. I can just see a tree with these ball all over it, so pretty and shimmery!

Come and join me at
this and that for some more holiday inspiration!


Shana said...

oh my gosh! that is SUPER cute! I HAVE to make one...or 2...or a bagillion

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

If the pictures dont do it justice...they must be OFF THE CHART! I have HUGE gold and red beaded strands that I didn't know what to do with em! HOW GREAT THAT I KNOW NOW! THANKS!

Lanie Ree said...

Ooh, this is gonna look great on my tree!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Ohhhh Soooo Pretty! I found bead strands at dollar tree. This is gonna be tomorrow's craft!

Always April said...

So cute,fun and easy!

Brandi said...

That is pretty cute! And easy! I'm gonna have to try it!

Sarah said...

Ooohhh, I love it! Thanks for sharing your super fab ornament creation with us!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Mod Podge Amy said...

Great way to use old Mardi Gras beads! Or weird party necklaces, stuff you get from festivals. . . great project!

Bridget said...

I have a ton of those beaded garlands, I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!