Craft Idea ~ Nature Clear Ornament

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Have some extra clear ornaments around and not too sure what to do with them?  I bought a bunch last time they were on sale at the craft store.  I found this idea at the Martha website that I thought was brilliant

 

What You Need to do:

 

  • In glass-ball ornaments, place with sprigs of holly, bayberry, and evergreens.  Remove the cap from an ornament, and carefully place a small piece of trimmed greenery inside.  To prevent condensation from forming, leave the cap off for 24 hours before replacing it.  Thread ribbon through the top loop, knot, and hang from the tree.

 

Craft Idea — Bright Sequined Christmas Lights

Bright Sequined Christmas Lights

 

Here is another simple, yet elegant holiday craft idea that I found at the Better Homes website.

  • These colorful ornaments will light up your tree in vintage style and bold colors. For the bulb base, press a 1-1/2-inch plastic-foam ball on a work surface to flatten one side; repeat to flatten the opposite side. Roll the shape back and forth on the rounded edge, pressing down until the bulb base resembles a marshmallow. Press in one flat edge of the bulb base with your thumb, making it concave. Hot-glue the concave edge to the wide end of a 2-inch plastic-foam egg (this will form the ornament shape).
  • Place a line of hot glue between the bulb and bulb base and attach one end of colorful sequin trim. Continue adding lines of glue and wrapping the trim around the bulb, overlapping the trim slightly as you work; cut off excess trim. Poke a hole in the center of the flat edge of the bulb base with the tip of the glue gun. Make a small loop at one end of a length of metallic cord, leaving a long tail. Push the ends of the loop into the hole; let the tail trail out of the hole. Place hot glue on the bulb base around the loop; attach and coil the cord on the base around the loop. Continue wrapping and gluing the cord to the bulb base until it is completely covered; cut off excess cord.

 

 

 

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