I recently got to spend the evening at one of my favorite places in Austin - Stitch Lab. Well actually, the old Stitch Lab. It was evening of crafty fun with some fabulous ladies. We all decided to take a class together to learn how to make spangled ball ornaments. You know, like the tacky ones your Aunt Zelma had on her tree. Ya those. Anyway, I made mine into a hot air balloon so today for I Love to Create I thought I would show you how to make your own.
Aleene's Foamtastic Foam Glue
Pins (sequin style and those with decorative heads)
I don't wanna give away too many of the trade secrets so that people will still take this amazingly fun class. First things first you want to cover your ball with fabric. Use a combination of sequin pins and Foamtastic Glue. Once you have a base on your ball it is time to start adorning and that is where the fun begins. Use trim and ribbon to cover any raw edges you might have. Again a combination of glue and pins can be used. Using sequins, beads and decorative pins add sparkle!
For the bottom of your hot air balloon cut off the base of a small STYROFOAM cone using a knife with a serrated blade. Use another piece of foam as sand paper and smooth out the rough edge.
Cut fabric scraps and ribbon to fit on your base and using Foamtastic glue and pins attach into place.
***I was compensated & given free supplies by both I Love to Create and Me on a Pumpkin. Mama has gotta pay the bills somehow and really who in their right mind would say no to free craft supplies***