Friday, November 27, 2009

More Paper Maniac Holiday Decor ideas!

Hello! For those of you not shopping today, I have a quick ribbon ornament idea for you today.  Paper Maniac has so many gorgeous ribbons, that I wanted to show you how to make this easy ornament!  This idea is from my mom.  She is a teacher, and does this with her students as gifts to take home to their parents or family each year.

First, you need to pick out a medium to large size foam ball that can be found in any craft store.  Next you want to cut strips of ribbon that are 3 to 4 inches in length.  You will need several!  Put some craft glue in a small dish or container.  Next you need a pencil that is sharpened (one that you can throw away when you are done!)  Take your ribbon and wrap around the end of pencil and dip it into your glue, then stick it into the foam ball.  Do this over and over.
You can make the ornament all ribbon, or you can add a photo.  My mom made these for my boys with photos of them from their first Christmas.  If you do this, cut out the part of the photo that you want on the ormament and then use sequins, beads and straight pins to create a border around the photo.  This also holds your photo onto the ornament.  You then fill in the rest of the ornament with the ribbon bits.  

Hope you give this a try!  This is a fun, inexpensive project to do with the kids!  Make sure you check out the great sales going on in the shop!



Abi Bundy said...

Totally cool idea! going to try this out later! tfs looks great!

Patti said...

This is a really great idea. I am going to try it for sure! Thanks for the idea, Emily!

Crystal said...

What a fun idea Emily!!! This is one GREAT ornament!!! ADORABLE tooooooo SWEET!!!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Holiday!!! BigHugs Girl!