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« on: December 17, 2005 06:31:31 PM »

I made this set for a friend. They're just styrofoam balls covered in fabric and ribbon. Cost a little under $5 and were quick to make. I think it's a pretty sweet gift...


           


             
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005 07:05:18 PM »

How did you get the fabric to lay flat on the styrofoam balls? I've been doing the same thing this year, except I've been covering them with sequins and ribbon all the way around, and using simple sewing pins to hold down the ribbons & sequins.... I hope you don't mind me asking how you finished it off? Did you use a tutorial for these ornaments? I just kinda winged it on my own so I sometimes run into problems.. and some of my first ones look cheap....
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005 07:15:32 PM »

I cut six leaf shaped sections of fabric for each ornament. Cut the fabric on the bias so it would stretch flatten around the ball. I used two pins to attach all the sections and ribbon (along the seams) together at the poles. I kinda had to experiment with the right size leaf. They should be a little shorter than half the circumference and a little wider than 1/6 of the circumference because of the stretching. Yeah I used to make the sequined ones but I dont have the patience!
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2005 07:18:48 PM »

Those are great .. clever ... festive ... very nice gift.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005 08:07:28 PM »

THanks. They look a little tomato-ish to me now!
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