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Topic: Vintagy ornaments (tut added on the page 4)  (Read 58233 times)
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Kot
« on: November 05, 2007 06:33:46 AM »

I'm preparing myself for Christmas, the season I like the best Wink

I made this ornaments from scraps and polystyrene balls, I want to make them plenty Wink

http://kot.strefa.pl/bombki/boule_noire.jpg
http://kot.strefa.pl/bombki/boule_tricolor.jpg
http://kot.strefa.pl/bombki/boule_pompom.jpg

Tell me what do you think...


Tutorial from page 4 copied here:

OK, I had to go and buy more balls - my neighbour wants to buy 12 of these from me, HA !!!

But here we go with the tut, sorry for the crappy pics, but I have two hands only... And sorry for my crappy English too...

You will need a polyester ball, scraps of fabric, a pencil and a small cutter.

1. Cut the fabric more or less like this:

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040005.jpg

It must be 1/2 of the ball circumference long and 1/8 wide, plus a little "seam allowance" (there are no seams, but I had do call it somehow).

2. With the pencil mark four lines on the ball...

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040006.jpg

and than another four.

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040007.jpg

3. Cut the lines.

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040009.jpg

4. With the other, non-cutting side of the cutter blade insert the seam allowance of the fabric

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040012.jpg

5. If you have a little too much of fabric left on the top - just cut it.

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040013.jpg

6. Continue like this...

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040014.jpg

7. Right to the end Wink

http://kot.strefa.pl/craft/bombki/pa040016.jpg


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funtobewith
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007 06:48:06 AM »

Ooh they're very pretty... will you share the directions, please?
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burstandbloom
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007 06:56:34 AM »

oh i love these!! they look like they'd be reaallly easy as well. you coul even fill them with yummy smelling stuff to give as gifts or decorative present accesories (like if they were smaller or something)
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You will? Oh, okay.


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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007 07:03:12 AM »

great idea! love these Smiley
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waterious
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007 07:17:15 AM »

These are awesome, great for using up scraps too I bet!
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iloveoctopus
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007 07:22:32 AM »

those are gorgeous! pretty please with sugar on top share the directions? =) i've got styrofoam balls and scraps galore!
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Mienna
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007 07:35:52 AM »

Those are really pretty, I love the first two the most! I was wondering how you stuffed them and got them so round, I hadn't though of styrofoam balls, that's great.
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bubblies11
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007 07:40:31 AM »

Those are insane... in a good way of course. I remember using those polystyrene balls to make ornaments in Girl Scouts. Of course ours involved sequins, glitter, and rickrack, not nearly as classy and beautiful as yours Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007 07:57:21 AM »

Beautiful!  They look like they would be fun to make too.  Smiley
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z_o_s
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007 08:06:35 AM »

what a cool idea Smiley i really like them Smiley were they easy to make?
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