My tree needs more red. It also needs more lights, but that’ll have to wait until next year. But as far as red goes, I can fix that now.
I bought 30 or so styrofoam balls at Granny’s Attic (an indoor yard sale benefiting Dana’s church) in November for only 50 cents! Total score! These things are inexplicably expensive at craft stores, so I was really excited to find such a bargain.
I grabbed a styrofoam ball and some red flowers from the Dollar Store and starting making a flower ball for my tree.
First, I took a bead reamer and pierced a hole through the ball.
Then, I threaded a button into some black wire and placed it through the hole in the ball. At the top, I twisted the wire and made it into a loop to hang from the tree.
I picked a pretty button so even that part of my ornament would be fancy. Oh la la!
Next I pulled the flowers off of the wire stems and hot glued them to the ball. This was tricky because hot glue melts styrofoam a tad bit, so I had to hold the flowers onto the ball for a while until they dried completely.
As I added more and more flowers, the ornament took shape. To fill in any white spots, I glued red petals directly to the ball.
When I was finished, I ran upstairs to hang it on our tree. It adds a nice pop of red to the tree without being terribly heavy.
Love it! Now I just need to get more red flowers to create more. I had just the perfect amount to cover one ball.