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« on: October 17, 2009 02:11:17 PM »

A friend of mine showed me how to make these Christmas baubles.  I just love them.  This one is for my god-daughter for her first Christmas this year.  

The balls I use are approx 18cm circumference. I used 1" ribbons. For the 1st row you need 4x2" long pieces and for the 2nd and 3rd you need 8x2" pieces each.  You will need this for each half of the ball.

Mark the ball into 8 wedges.

From your first colour find the centre and pin it to the ball along one of the wedge lines.

Bring the sides down and form a point.  Pin it to the ball.  Repeat with 3 more pieces.

Mark 1/4" from the centre of the ball. (where the wedges meet.) Find the centre of your next colour. Pin 8 of these around the ball at the points where the ribbon edges meet and also where the folds of the ribbons meet,  and make the point as before, keeping one point over and one under the next.

Do the same with the 3rd colour, marking again 1/4" down from the top of the second point. 

Ath the top where the point meet, push in a pin with a beadand a sequin.  Repeat the steps above  for the other side of the ball. 

After the ball is completely covered, wrap a ribbon around the centre (I use about 40-45 cm) where the raw edges of the ribbons are showing.  Pin it on to the ball with sequins and beads.  Loop the excess ribbon into a bow on top and a piece to hang it from the tree.

The you are all finished.  The first one at the top of the post, I used eye pins, jump rings and chain to attach the bell and initial letter.  Instead of 3 colours, use 2 like I did, or one plain, and one patterned. 
I really hope this makes sense, please ask if you have any questions and I will try to help you.
Thanks for looking, and if any one make a ball, I'd love to see it.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009 06:06:14 PM by carmenmarie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009 04:41:29 PM »

thats so cool.  Now I know exactly what to get/make my two little neices for their 1st xmas.
Thanks for the idea and if you post a tute i'll love you

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009 03:13:16 PM »

I would also love a tute.

Yours looks fabulous.  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009 09:21:51 PM »

That's really nice!  Is that temari or did you make it with ribbons?

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 05:42:00 PM »

Hi, thanks for your comments.  They are made with ribbons, and a lot of pins. Will post a tute soon.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009 07:26:58 PM »

so cute!

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009 09:27:22 AM »

This is beautiful.  I love your color combination and the addition of the monograms on the bottom is so cute.  I'll be checking out your tutorial, too.  Thank you!

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009 08:20:37 PM »

Thanks for the tute.  Looks like something I could do.  One question, though.  Is it the same front and back, or is there only one side to it?

D'oh.  Never mind.  I just reread the tute.  It answered my question.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009 08:13:24 PM »

Thanks for the tute!  Im definitely going to try it.

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009 05:21:37 AM »

oh, so gorgeous. Thanks so much for the tute. I know what I'm doing tommorow!

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