January Christmas Ornament
Confession- This past Christmas I never finished decorating our tree. It stood half naked all season. I couldn't get excited about it. The old ornaments were just...
I need new ornaments!
This year of 2013, I'm going to take one day a month and make at least 12 ornaments.
My January ornament is "Sweater Balls" - Don't laugh.
I got the idea to make these over at Susan Tuttles blog.
Sweater (I picked mine up at Salvation Army)
Styrofoam Balls (Any size)
Something Pointed (I used the end of a paintbrush)
Plates or Lids (To trace a circle)
Use something round and make a circle onto the sweater. Make sure the circle is large enough to cover and pull up over the ball.
Poke a hole into the top of the ball. Make a loop and push both ends of a short piece of twine down in the hole. Fill the hole with hot glue.
Lay your ball in the middle of the sweater circle and pull up 4 corners (across from each other, the shape of a cross). Pull tight. I used a dot of hot glue to hold the fabric in place. Be careful- the hot glue goes through the fabric.
This is the tricky part. Here you will have to find what works for you. I used my knees to hold the ball in place while I tied the twine around the bunched up sweater around the top of the ball. Pull the twine very tight and tie a knot. After I finished a few, I was able to tie it with one hand while holding it tight with the other...
After it's tied, cut the excess fabric on top and shape it the way you want it to look.
So pretty! I love the texture this has.
Sweater Balls... don't you just like saying that?
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you today.