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Topic: From Lousy to Lovely! Christmas ball ornament  (Read 2238 times)
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« on: December 19, 2011 12:19:35 PM »

Take 1 infuriating, exasperating, maddening, annoying, irritating, irksome, vexatious, trying, tiresome; aggravating, pesky and infernal thesaurus along with a styrofoam ball, a partial spool of white ribbon, a glue gun, 5/8 inch (?) flower punch, over 150 (I lost count) pins and beads and double that many flowers. Pop in a DVD (I used Chuck, season 4) and come out with this:



I made it for my fantastic partner in the IYP Fall Ball swap.

I found this tutorial (http://www.styrofoamcrafts.com/project/project.asp?relatedName=Paper%20Punch%20Flower%20Ornament%20&relatedNumber=179-11487) on Pinterest but used a 3 inch ball, regular plain-headed straight pins threaded through little white pearl-shaped beads and stabbed through 2 (okay, sometimes 3) flowers punched from a -for lack of a better term- thesaurus. I pinned the flowers close together. I liked the fluffy look. The site says it takes less than 1 hour but my version took over 3. I was very glad I went with the 3 incher vs. the 4.


I hope the heads on the pins will catch the lights on her tree.

I want to make more. Perhaps with this year's batch of Christmas cards.

If anyone else makes this I'd love to see the results!
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011 12:41:04 PM »

So pretty!  Pinning!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011 04:46:03 AM »

This is beautiful. I've thought of doing these before, but wondered if I'd have the patience. How long did it take you to complete this once you got everything together?
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011 07:20:10 AM »

How long did it take you to complete this once you got everything together?

Over 3 hours Smiley Not much over, but over nonetheless!

That time includes punching out the flowers, beading the pins, pinning the flowers onto the ball and fixing the ribbons and putting them on top with a final pin and hot glue. Setting the ball in a mug while working helps. I discovered that partway through  Roll Eyes

You could cut the time by using thicker paper and not pinning so close together and/or using the pearl-headed pins from the store like in the tutorial link. You could do a smaller ball too.
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StickerChic87
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012 10:09:46 AM »

I love it! Its staying hung up all year Smiley
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