Decorating Styrofoam balls by inserting pins, beads, and sequins into them was a holiday craft I loved when I was little. With all the gorgeous ribbons and jewelry accents available at most craft stores, you can turn a glass or nice plastic ball into your own Faberge-inspired ornament as a handmade gift.
Glass or plastic ball ornaments
Decorative embellishments (rhinestones, beads, pearls, ribbon, tassels, etc)
Needle nose pliers
Note: Shop at a craft store with a jewelry-making section to find items to accent the ornament such as: rhinestones, delicate pearl chains, jewelry findings, hooks, clasps, jump rings, embroidered ribbon, beads, tassels, and embellishments.
Step 1: Select glass or plastic ball balls as the ornament base that you will decorate.
Step 2: Pick up a tube of jewelry glue and gather materials like tweezers, needle nose pliers, toothpicks, and the like to aid you in crafting the ornament.
Step 3: Glue ribbon, jewelry findings with attachment hooks and jump rings on to the ornament with jewelry glue.
Step 4: Glue rhinestones, pearls, and sparkly items on to the ball in a decorative design.
Step 5: Use jump rings to dangle jeweled strands and a tassel to the ornament.
Step 6: Place the ornament in a nice gift box with a bed of tissue paper to give as a gift.
Ask the kids to do this skit for the family.
Keep the whole party entertained!
Family Christmas parties just got more fun with these ideas!