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S: Styrofoam Ball and Button Ornament

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Swap Coordinator:LahDeeDah (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 22, 2012
Date items must be sent by:November 19, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

These ornaments are super simple to make and add homespun charm to the holidays!

Collect a variety of flat buttons in holiday colors. Many craft stores sell them in bulk. Attach them to a Styrofoam ball by sticking straight pins through the holes in the buttons and pushing the pins into the ball. Dip the tips of the pins in craft glue before sticking them into the Styrofoam to give the ornament added durability. Please use a 3" ball (or larger) for this project. Vary the look by occasionally stacking two or three buttons of different shapes and sizes on the pins before inserting them. Make sure the pins you use are short enough to prevent them from poking through the other side of the ball yet long enough to hold the buttons securely. When the ball is fully covered, attach a pretty bow to finish the look. Be sure to include a loop for hanging.

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TerryF 09/30/2012 #

Very pretty!

Moosecastle 10/ 3/2012 #

I've already begun; I got inspired:D I'm adding sequins and beads:)

LahDeeDah 10/ 4/2012 #


Moosecastle 10/ 4/2012 #

Just want to underline the DIPPING NEEDLES IN GLUE part - as I didn't and they are all popping out now:D

LahDeeDah 10/ 5/2012 #

Thanks, Tania! I changed that to a requirement.

Moosecastle 10/ 5/2012 #

Picture uploaded to my flickr:)

LahDeeDah 10/ 5/2012 #

Absolutely beautiful! Did the glue tips work well for you? I was thinking a little drop of glue on the bottom of the first button might help, as well. I'm going to try that on my next one. :-)

Moosecastle 10/ 6/2012 #

Gluing the tips helped perfectly:) And thank you! :D

nermalski 11/ 8/2012 #

Mine is out DC 03120860000057201548. I hope I did good boss. :)

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