OK, so I have been flashing my goodies on Facebook, and everyone has been asking how I made them. And I have been promising to blog about it…. so here I sit, notebook at my side with hastily scribbled notes and measurements, lists of supplies, and some pictures to use…
Supplies: Assorted papers, scissors, paper cutter, acrylic paints, foam brush, Buffalo Snow flakes, assorted ribbons & fibers, glitter, lighter, funnel, crop-a-dile(or heavy duty hole punch), Pointy tool or tweezers(i used a bead reamer), and a hot glue gun.
This ball was quick and easy to make. This is where the paper and ribbon comes in. you need 12 strips of paper that measures 6X1 inches. I used 3 papers per ball, and layered them alternating the papers. You need 22 inches of ribbon, folded in half, and the 2 ends knotted together. Stack your papers, and punch a hole through the stack at one end. now you need to feed the ribbon through starting on the printed side of the paper, this is where a pointy tool or tweezers comes in handy. Now tie a knot in the ribbon right up against the paper. About an inch above that tie another knot. Punch a hole in the other end of your paper strips. Feed ribbon through, and tie another knot right up against the paper, and then spread the strips. I then made a bow with the same ribbon I used, adn hot glued it to the top to finish it off. In all fairness, I found several tutorials for this ornament, and here is a link to the video that made it all simpler. StampWithGwen .
OK, this one was SIMPLE, and jsut came from me playing around. I painted the bottom with white acrylic paint, adn then sprinkles it with superfine white glitter with a dash of blue ultrafine glitter. I then used the funnel to fill the ball just under half way with buffalo snow flakes and a bit more of the ultrafine blue glitter. I used a white snowy fiber to hang it with, and a lovely red ribbon to make the bow, again the hot glue gun to attach it!!
These are my FAVORITE ones to make… and super simple. I use 2-3 colors of acrylic paint. I jsut give a squirt of the colors inside the ball, then place my finger over the hole, and shake, tap and swirl the ball. Now you are going to have to drain the excess paint… I do this by placing it opening side down in the top of a water bottle. I will then turn the ball on the bottle top, as the paiint is drying, to help with the swirling of the paint. I am working on more of these, that are personalized. I will share those when they are finished.