Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Craft Ideas: Hand Craft your own Christmas Ornament Balls

Here's one craft idea for you. Hand craft your own Christmas ornament balls. It is really simple to put together. All you need is one of those clear plastic balls that you can just snap the 2 halves together. It has a loop at the top that you can string ribbon through it for hanging. And you can usually find these clear plastic balls in craft store or online store. They come in different sizes, usually range from 3cm to 14cm in diameter.

Next, you get some filling for inside the ball. Here, I have a clear plastic ball, a Christmas pick, a bird (any kind of bird that you like) and a bit of pillow stuffing. Before you start, it is important to clean your plastic ball to remove and dust or dirt inside the halves. Next, you cut the stem from the Christmas pick so that it has a flat bottom. Then you sit your bird on the pick, you can hot glue it to the pick, or wired it down. Some birds come with wireds at their feet that allow you to do that. Put the stuffing at the bottom of the pick, and gently put the whole thing inside the 2 halves of the plastic ball. I like using the pillow stuff material in my designs, it gives the ornament a snowy effect. Make sure you situate your decoration to your liking before you snap the 2 halves together. And finally clean the outside of the plastic ball before you hang it on your Christmas tree.

So there you have it. A hang crafted Christmas ornament ball. Not only you can personalize your ornaments, they also make a great Christmas gift! They are simple and cheap to make. Unique and beautiful Christmas Ornament balls!

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