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« on: December 02, 2011 07:49:12 AM »

Anyone have any suggestions for these? They appear to be some sort of Styrofoam, and i would assume dipped in paint or something for the various colors. Very light, so I assume they are SUPPOSED to be fillers in a vase of some kind, but Im thinking I can make something super crafty AND Christmas-y out of them!




Thoughts and suggestions?! Those tubes are about a foot tall at least! So lots to use!

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011 07:55:07 AM »

depending on you enthusiasm and patience you could glue each one to a wreath in a pattern? or a bulb?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011 07:56:09 AM »

where did you get that from/how big are the individual balls?

You could string them and make something like a popcorn garland out of them?
i bet that would look great.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011 08:15:12 AM »

couldnt you use those for practically anything instead of glitter? theyre a bit bigger im sure but itd still work nicely. you could cast some in resin like people do with sprinkles as well.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011 08:27:48 AM »

where did you get that from/how big are the individual balls?

You could string them and make something like a popcorn garland out of them?
i bet that would look great.
I hadn't thought about stringing them! Maybe like with fishing line? Good Idea! They are about as big as a dime, except they are a fully sphere. I got them from my fiances mom, who got them from her friends attic Smiley we have no idea what they were used for originally!

depending on you enthusiasm and patience you could glue each one to a wreath in a pattern? or a bulb?

I could put them IN one of those clear bulbs they have at the crafts store! Wonder how much they are going for these days...

couldnt you use those for practically anything instead of glitter? theyre a bit bigger im sure but itd still work nicely. you could cast some in resin like people do with sprinkles as well.

They are pretty thick since they are complete spheres. Probably like the size of the end of your pinky-(Ish!) I'd LOVE to start putting stuff in resin, haven't quite learned that skill yet tho Sad

I've tried glue gunning them onto something for a school project (as decorations) but they keep melting from the heat, so no more glue gunning them for me!

Thank you for all your ideas! You rock! <3
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011 08:29:48 AM »

A ha! Maybe something like this:
http://pinterest.com/pin/662033892/

But I think I would end up wanting to paint the outside a nice winter scene! What do you think?
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011 11:14:20 AM »

Something like this maybe? 

http://www.mamaslearningcorner.com/2011/11/childrens-crafts-sequined-christmas-ornaments/

You could layer them on before or after the sequins or skip the sequins all together.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011 12:31:52 PM »

you could also use them as a base for something like that:
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crochet_fabric_wrapped_bead_necklace

could be used for decoration purposes too and I bet it would be so much lighter than these necklaces tend to be

I also like the idea of them inside clear ornaments. As you said they were styrofoam, it might be possible to squish them together to create a more solid filling? Maybe it would look interesting?
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011 07:45:44 PM »

Use a foam tacky glue or glue dots when working with them. This way they wont melt
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011 12:06:09 PM »

Place your xmas flowers in vase and fill w/ these colorful beads
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