Handmade Christmas ornamentsStyrofoam balls, tacks and bakery twine are all you need to craft these handmade Christmas ornaments; inspired by the blog fellowfellow.com.
For string wrapped ornament:
Gather the following supplies: bakers twine, brass tacks, ribbon for hanging, a Styrofoam ball, a paper clip and Amazing Goop all-purple adhesive.
1. Starting from the bottom, put a little Amazing Goop onto the Styrofoam ball to glue down the end of the string. Wind the string up to just shy of the top, gluing as you go.
2. Unfold the paper clip, then bend it in the middle. Cut off some of your ribbon and make it a loop, tying a knot in the end. Then, put the loop of string through the bent wire and push it into the top of the Styrofoam ball. Push until the string is secure and ready for hanging.
3. Continue winding your string onto the bauble until you reach the top.
4. Stick brass tacks around your ornament wherever you'd like.
For brass tack ornament:
Gather the following supplies: brass tacks, ribbon for hanging and a paper clip.
1. Starting from the bottom of the Styrofoam ball, push the brass tacks in working around the ball as evenly as possible. Overlap them as you go to avoid any gaps.
2. Once you're nearly to the top, unfold your paper clip and fold it again in the middle making a "bobby-pin style" piece of wire. Cut off a piece of the string you want to use to hang the bauble and make it a loop, tying the ends. Put the loop through the piece of wire and push it fully into the top of the Styrofoam ball until it's secure.
3. Continue placing your tacks until you reach the top.
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