Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DIY Pearl Ball

This was initially going to be one of many Christmas Tree ornaments I would create this year, but what I learned after just making one, is that it's just too heavy for a Christmas Tree.

They do look gorgeous though, so even if you're going to use only for display in a vase, or on a shelf with other white or glass decor, it just sparkles and looks very pretty!

To make your own all you need is:

  • Pearls (I used dollar store pearl necklaces)
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Pins

First step is simple; using a pin, thread the pearl and pierce the Styrofoam ball.

Using this method, you will want to surround each pearl with a series of pearls, leaving a 'mm' of space between, to allow for security. I found that if they were too tight together, then they would "pop out", or "jiggle". This is important if you want this ball to last you a long time.

And here is the finished ball.

Hope you like this quick and easy DIY project!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Hanging

I wanted to do something different this year, so I decided to decorate the empty space above my dining table. We got some branches from outside, tied them together and hung Christmas bulbs using fishing line, to make it look like they are floating. I'm going to add some Christmas Tree branches to add some greenery, but here it is so far...

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