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Posted on 2007-10-16

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Braided Baubles

Materials & Tools

COLORED TISSUE PAPER
STYROFOAM BALLS
RUBBER-BASED GLUE
GOLD CORD
DRESSMAKERS' PINS
FANCY BRAID
SEQUINS (OPTIONAL)
COLORED PINS (OPTIONAL)


Directions

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1. Cut out strips of tissue paper that are long and wide enough to wrap around the Styrofoam balls

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2. Wrap the tissue paper around the balls and glue into place at the top and bottom with the rubber-based glue

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3. Wind the gold cord around each ball to make whatever pattern you want. Use the dressmakers' pins to invisibly secure it, gluing the pin in place to prevent it falling out accidentally

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4. Embellish further using fancy braid. Here the braid overlaps alternate strands of the cord, but there are many other ways in which you can use it.

Author Comments

Reprinted with permission:
Perfect Christmas Book: Easy & Elegant Christmas Trees
By Claire Worthington
1998 Collins & Brown Limited
 

Comments

 
My mom used to make these a long time ago. But, instaed of using plain styrofoam balls, she used the silky- wrapped ornaments. It was easier with a bunch of Girl Scouts and, in the end, looked more elegant. She also used sparkley beads to dress them up, shiny ribbon, whatever she could get her hands on.
Stephanie on 2007-12-07
 
 

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