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Hi all, My Third post on Christmas and Advent special is going to be Styrofoam ball Christmas ornaments. In this tutorial we are going to make these beautiful hangings in three different ways  along with the base. so just jump in and get started.

THINGS WE NEED:
  • Ribbon 10mm in width (any colour will do),
  • Ball pin,
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks,
  • Styrofoam ball,
  • scissors.
  • Ribbons of your choice.

Base

Lets begin with the base

Step 1:  we need a styrofoam ball, ribbon of your choice (preferably thin) , ball pin and hot glue .

Step 2: apply a drop of glue on the ball and place one end of the ribbon tip. start warping the ribbon on the  ball without any gaps . when you come to the stat point of the ribbon try to angle away just as shown below.

Make sure the ribbon is really tight.
Step 3:Keep repeating Step 2  until the whole ball is covered.

You can also mix some ribbons to get some contrast.
Step 4: Now using the hot glue to stick the end riobbon for a clean finish.

Step 5: This is an optional step. Stick a beaded ball pin to secure the whole ribbon with out using glue, if you wish to change the ribbon colour each time.

There we go our foam base ornament is ready.

Set One:

Step 1:In this set, we are going to use golden left over ribbons, thick thread and glue.

Step 2:Cut two golden ribbon, about 5cm(length), one in 7cm(length), one more in 10cm ( I also use the a thin ivory ribbon in contrast ,its optional) . Cut a hanging thread in about 10cm.

Step 3: This step is optional, I am snipping the ends of two 5cm ribbon just as shown below

Step 4: Bring the two ends of the tread and stick together using hot glue.

Step 5: Bring the two ends of 5cm ribbon and singe the ends together. Do the same for the 1ocm ribbon.

Step 6: First take the one 5cm ribbon apply glue on the middle.Take the second 5cm ribbon on top of the first ribbon just as shown below.

Step 7: Apply a drop of glue in the middle and place the folded 10cm ribbon.

Step 8: again apply another drop of glue in the middle and place the 7cm folded ribbon just as shown below.

Step 9: Make  sure the singed part is not visble.

Step 10: Now the top part is ready.

Step 11: Apply a drop of glue on the Styrofoam ball and place the top bow we just made. on top of it comes the thread.
 
Step 12:This is also optional to have a bead on the thread.

There we go, our first ornament is ready.

 Set two:

Step 1: In this set we are going to make two bows. I am taking a contrast colour to the Styrofoam ball.

Step 2:Make a small bow , just like tying a Shoe laces.

Step 3: Make two of the bows. Bring the two ends of the tread and stick together using hot glue.

Step 4: Apply a drop of glue on the Styrofoam ball and place the thread until, glue is dry.

Step 5: Now stick the bow ribbons on the sides close to the Styrofoam ball.

Set three:

Step 1:In this set we are just going to take two different contrast ribbons about 15cm in length and with different width on 4cm and the other 2cm.

Step 2: Take two ribbon together from one side, using needle and thread make a running stitch.

Step 3:Once you reach the end of the ribbon, pull the thread through tightly forming a flower.

Step 4:Stitch through the middle of the flower so the shape will not be disturbed. Snip the extra thread off.

Step 5:Now our thread, ball base and ribbon are ready.

Step 6:Apply a drop of glue on the Styrofoam ball and place the thread until, glue is dry.

Step 7:Now stick the bow ribbons on the sides close to the Styrofoam ball. pull the thread through the middle of the gathered ribbon.

Step 8:This is also optional to have a bead  through the thread.

Important Information:
1.Cost :2.50 /ball,
2.Time:  15 – 20 minutes/ ball,
3.Complexity : Medium difficulty to make.

There you go, we  have just made a very beautiful Styrofoam ball Christmas ornaments .
Thank you for reading my  blog, Please like and share your experience through social media.

Merry Christmas..!!

 

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Written by Lori

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