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« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2008 04:11:22 PM »

I can't find the thread, but last year, I made a bunch of ornaments for my grandparents. You take a styrofoam ball and cut in about 1/4 inch into 8 sectors. Than you get fabri a little bigger than the sectors, and stuff it around it, and have alternating fabrics. With a ribbon on top! They're so precious and look super professional.

I think this is the thread you are looking for Cheesy

These are super cute and so easy to make!

« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2008 05:41:20 PM »

I found another super cool/easy decorations project - I think they have a lot of potential for color combos.


I bet these, and many of the other decorations would be fun projects with kids too.  Thanks for sharing everybody, this is a fun thread!

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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2008 05:27:41 PM »

I made these ornaments last weekend from a tut that I found somewhere here on craftster. Instead of making 8 equal sections on the styrofoam balls the sections are random to make the fabric look quilted.  I just used lots of leftover fabric scraps that I have.

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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2008 06:38:26 PM »

I love everyone's ideas so far!
I didn't notice anyone posting these yet though -

Not a new idea but easy to make and each is unique.
You only need a couple of materials:
1) glass balls
2) paint
3) rubbing alcohol
The glass balls are at most art stores (Michael's or JoAnn's), prep the balls by pouring in rubbing alcohol, dump and let dry. Then all you need to do is pour in a little paint, across from it: use another color, and add more, spacing them apart, in this way as desired - don't add a ton of paint or it will take longer to dry and keep pooling - which is not always attractive. THEN *SLOWLY* turn the ball to get the swirl effect. Slowly doing so (ie: think minutes in between turns = doing it like every 5 minutes - then 10 minutes) is key - continuing to turn with less frequency over the next day or two....even though I am super impatient. Tongue (Since I am impatient I do generally end up pouring out the extra paint so they stop changing.
I've made quite a few and given away quite a few. My friends have loved the ones I've add quotes too also.
Also shown in this picture is crocheted tree ornaments. I did not make these but they are super cute and basically upside down pineapples (or so my friend said):

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« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2008 07:23:43 PM »

This is such a fun thread...
i love ornaments Smiley
there so fun!
this inspired me to make some...so i will post soon Cheesy
the marbled paint ornaments are really fun and super easy...
my sister and i made them for our grandparents once and they loved them!
they look so cool when they are done too...

Great ornaments everyone!!
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« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2008 07:53:12 PM »

This thread is awesome, I've been browsing all the posts and links and ideas and have been on an ornament making frenzy! I think this year my hubby and I are finally gonna get a tree so I'm hoping to save some money buy making most of the ornaments myself, plus I'm making everyone in my family and ornament AND instead of bows on the gifts I'm making little paper tree's with a quilling technique from a link on this thread. Busy Busy!

I'll try to take some pics once I finish some more and I can't wait to show everyone the ornament I made for a swap (on myspace) but I have to wait until she gets it first Smiley

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« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2008 06:02:52 AM »

Ooh everything is so, so pretty.

I remember last year there was a lovely little star ornament on craftster. It had spikes of folded paper all around it. I remember that the first step was that you had to cut out a circle the size of a cd... and I don't remember the rest. I can't find it again, either. Does anybody remember who made it?

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« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2008 06:29:44 AM »

I went by Michael's yesterday and all their make-it-yourself glass ball ornaments were 1/2 off!  I bought a bunch and went on an ornament making frenzy!  I'll post them when they are all done!
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« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2008 08:46:00 AM »

I am so happy I found this thread!  I am an ornament maniac and when I get a chance I will post some of my favorites that I've made over the years. Smiley  Everything so far is beautiful!

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« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2008 06:17:53 PM »

I made these korknisse last year for an ornament exchange.

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