So let's get on with Day 3!
Here's what you'll need:
1) I wasn't crazy about the paper I had for this project. I just felt like it was missing a little pizazz...sparkle that is. So, instead of using loose glitter and covering me and everything else in my studio in sparkly bits I took the easy road and got out my Sparkle Mod Podge. Yay! I love Sparkle Mod Podge.
Just lightly brush it on your paper. It dries fairly fast but your paper may curl up a bit on the sides. Just flatten it out and it'll be fine...and sparkly!
2) While you're waiting for your new Mod Podged paper to dry, cut a piece of ribbon about 8" long to use as a hanger. You can glue or use a pin to secure it to the top of your Styrofoam ball (or egg).
3) I used my Silhouette to cut out a couple pages of these shapes:
When you stack them they make a tiny little hydrangea flower, so cute!
3) Gently curl the edges of the shapes and stick a pin through the centre of each little stack.
4) Starting from the bottom of the ball just stick your flowers in and try to cover as much of the Styrofoam as possible. If you find you have a lot of gaps either re-insert your flowers, stacking them slightly, or you could even give your ball a quick coat of paint before you add your flowers.
I really wanted to use red pins in the centres of the flowers to look more like holly but I didn't have enough.
If you need more bling add more sparkle or pearls or other embellishments all over to make it shine and stand out on your tree.
And that's it! Another super easy and oh so simple tree ornament that hardly takes any time and helps you use up those bits of pretty paper you were saving for who knows what.
Make sure to head over to Cabin Fevered Gem to see what she came up with for today.
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