Here is a do-it-yourself Christmas project that you will love for how quick, smart and easy it is! See how you can transform any plain ball ornaments – new or old – into modern and sparkling ones!
You will need:
It will literally take you less than a minute to have one ready. After making a few, you’ll get the hang of it and they will turn out perfect every time!
First, remove the cap from the top part of the ornament.
You will then need to unroll the scrubbing pad: to do so, find the one copper string (you’ll see it as you start unrolling) that holds the pad together and cut it. The scrubbing pad will then easily unfold and it will look like a long sock. You might need to wear gloves to better handle these scrubbing pads, as they are quite rough.
Slide the ornament inside the scrubbing pad. Twist at the bottom end very very firmly.
Then, twist the top end.
With sharp scissors (do not use your best pair of scissors, though, as they will get damaged from the wire!), cut both ends just under the twisted parts. Make sure to protect your eyes from the flying bits of wire.
Tuck the top cut end inside the ornament’s opening, as much as you can. Place the cap back onto the ornament and press the crown firmly to close in place. Leave the other end as is, it will look like a little tail.
If you want, you can also replace the ornament’s original hanger with a copper one: just pass through the cap a five-inch length of copper wire and twist the two ends together.
The twisted part on the bottom doesn’t show too much.
These ornaments look absolutely gorgeous on the Christmas tree! The tree lights reflect through the glass and against the shiny metal, and make them twinkle and sparkle.
They are so very inexpensive, too! One scrubbing pad can cover three medium sized ornaments and a pack of three scrubbing pads costs a little over $2. You can find the glass ornaments on sale at most craft stores during this time of the year, so a half-dozen pack glass balls will cost about $5. The total cost comes to a little more than a dollar per piece! For such a glamorous Christmas ornament, you can’t beat that price!
They also make a great gift! Place the ornaments back into their original box and offer them as a present!
You can make them with any round ornament, whether it’s plastic, glass or foam, or even colored ones. But the transparent glass balls make them look extra stunning and shiny.
I made over twenty of them and my Christmas tree looks better than ever this year! Give them a try, too!