In case you were too tired to click on over for my guest post on Write It Down yesterday……
Here’s my ornament tutorial.
These ornaments are a re-creation of some my mom made when I was a kid. Hers were probably better, though. EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of my OCD tendencies comes from her.
(Just kidding, Mom. Kinda.)
Styrofoam balls. I used 2.5” and the template I have included is for that size ball.
Ric rac or ribbon
Stretch 3 elastics around the circumference of your ball, spacing them evenly so that the ball is divided into sixths.
Trace placement of the elastics with Sharpie.
When you take off the elastics, you should have something like this:
Cut 6 scraps of fabric to match this template. You can do all 6 different, all of them the same, 2 each of 3 different fabrics…whatever!
I should have pressed them at this point, but I have MAJOR ironing issues. Hopefully that doesn’t bother any of you the way it bothers me.
Place one of your fabric pieces centered evenly over one of the sections of the ball. You can see a glue stick in this picture. I used it to hold the fabric in place but I’m pretty sure it didn’t help and I didn’t actually use it on any of the other sections.
Take your butter knife and start tucking the edges of the fabric down into the ball along the lines you drew with the Sharpie.
Do this along both sides. Make sure to keep the tips pointy. You should have something like this:
Move to the next section and do the same thing.
Continue with the remaining sections.
Pick the ugly end and make that your top.
Cut a length of ribbon or ric rac about 7” long. Make a loop and stick a straight pin through to keep the ends together.
Put a generous glob of glue on the top of your ornament.
I used FabriTac because hot glue and I have a sordid past.
Stick your straight pin and the ends of your ric rac down into the glue.
Use your butter knife again to jam it down into the crevice (that word makes me giggle).
Also, if you don’t adequately supervise your child whilst you’re blogging, this could happen:
Pretty sure he’ll be OK. He ate part of a KFC container once already.