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« on: November 02, 2008 06:41:05 AM »

I had a stroke of inspiration while surfing craftster at work a little while ago, and came up with this:



I'm not sure what triggered the idea, exactly, but these look pretty neat in person and were really easy to make.

I bought a package of 4 100mm (3.93 inch) clear glass ball ornaments from Michaels, pulled the tops off, crammed as many pieces of Lego into them as I could fit (tip: start with the bigger pieces and shake/rattle the ball a lot while filling), then put the tops back on.

They came out a bit heavier than I'd like, so I'm thinking of gluing the tops on instead of relying on that wire.

The red/green/white one and the dk blue/lt blue/white one are going to my brothers who love Lego, and I'll probably give the red/green/yellow one to my mom, because she likes handmade ornaments.

I don't have enough Lego in Christmas colours left to fill the fourth ball, so I'm debating what to do with it.  I'm thinking of filling it with scrap yarn to make it "me".   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 07:02:39 AM »

What a cute idea! I like the idea of a scarp yarn bauble too. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 07:05:59 AM »

i love these I might have to make some. so cute
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 07:26:33 AM »

That's pretty neat, I never woulda thought of it. It doesn't look like the legos would fit through the opening at the top, lol. I was wondering how you did it. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 07:37:38 AM »

I was afraid they wouldn't fit, too... especially given my track record of eyeballing the size of crafty things!  I figured if the regular pieces didn't fit inside that I could find enough little ones, but I didn't need to worry as it turns out.  The opening in these balls is *just* wide enough for two-pip wide pieces.  I think the longest piece was eight pips long.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 08:02:04 AM »

Those are really awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008 08:03:41 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 01:37:53 PM »

Those are great.  I love how they turned out.

I may need to steal your idea for our church bazaar. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008 06:49:24 PM »

They look like a lot of fun, but I wouldn't have glass ornaments around young children. For young children I would find some made out of plastic. It's easy to imagine a young child throwing on the ground out of frustration or fun.
To make them a little more fun I would add some... filler stuff that is strips of shiny plastic. Glittery stuff. Like what is used in easter baskets.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008 08:39:38 PM »

These are great!  They remind me of a "break in case of emergency" case... but for a Lego emergency.
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