A Phoenix Burning

Snowflake Ornaments…

Daily asked, so here they are!  The instructions…

You’ll need little styrofoam balls (1 and 1/2 inch):

Craft glue and glitter:

Corsage pins, and short pins:

Several varieties of beads of your choosing and—

A razor blade:

1) Cut balls into flat rounds using the blade, cover them with glue and a crapload of glitter, let dry.

2)  Load corsage pin with beads in a pretty pattern…leave about 1/2 inch at the end.

3) Stick pin into some glue, and into the side of styrofoam round.

4)  Continue, using a total of 6 corsage pins.

5) Continue the above process with six short pins and beads, inserting short pins in between the corsage pins.

6) Admire and photograph your handiwork…

Oh, yeah, and don’t forget to attach some sort of hanger from one of the pins…clear jewelry-making line, or a ribbon should do.

So easy!  Have fun!

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4 responses

  1. THANK YOU so much for that tutorial… and all the pictures to go with it. It does look easy (and fun!), and I really, really, really hope that I can find the time to make a few before Christmas.

    December 3, 2008 at 7:05 pm

  2. You’re welcome Daily! Good luck! I’ll be looking for your photos. 😉

    December 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm

  3. Bill and Jane

    Nice idea and will give it a shot. Found a website (see below) that
    sells the new “smoothfoam balls” that we have used before and found them to be better for holding the pins. We also paint them and comes out looking nicer.
    Good luck

    http://www.plasteelcorp.com

    December 3, 2008 at 9:23 pm

  4. Thanks for dropping by! And thanks for the tips!! I like the idea of painting them…hmmm. Will have to try that next year.

    December 3, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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