Saturday, December 4, 2010
If you have been a follower of my blog since day one, you may have already seen this, but I thought I would repost it, since many of you haven't seen it! I have also changed a few things as well. My first tutorials were a bit unorganized!
This is one of the easiest Christmas gifts I have made! I love these. I hope you do too!
Here is what you'll need:
- plain glass or plastic ball ornaments (seems like these are on sale at every craft store right now!)
-scrap paper (I used scrapbook paper) and cut them into long thin strips )about 2 x 6 inches. Use lots of different coordinating designs and colors. Have fun with this!
Take a strip of paper and roll it onto a pencil until it is nice tightly rolled. Repeat this until you have rolled enough to fit snuggly in the ornament.
Now take the top of your ornament off, and stick the paper inside the hole at the top. You have to roll the paper really tight to get it in there, but it will loosen up once it gets in. It is fun to use lots of different paper, that coordinates, but you can pretty much use any colors. I usually use about 6 or 8 strips of paper. Use enough to fill up most of the inside of the ornament.
Next, put the top of the ornament back on, and tie some cute ribbon onto the top where there is a loop for hanging. I put 2 or three different colors of ribbon.
I love these ornaments and think they are so adorable! They are a great gift. You can personalize them for someone special, by using their favorite colors, favorite sports scrapbook paper, holidays, etc. The possibilities are endless! I hope you will try this out and let me know how it went.
As always, I appreciate your comments and if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org