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Celestial Ball Christmas Decor

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These simple tissue-covered and painted foam balls are an economnical way to create your own Christmas decor. Display on a square mirror or in a shallow bowl for a lovely holiday centerpiece.

Celestial Ball Christmas Decor

Materials:

  • Tissue paper: white, red, green (or other colors of your choice)
  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: Balls, 3", 5" (or size of your choice)
  • Gold markers, medium and narrow tip
  • Wooden skewer, chopsticks, or other pointed tool
  • Paintbrush brush with wide, firm bristles
  • Thick, white craft glue

Steps:

  1. Insert skewer, chopstick or other pointed tool into ball to use as a handle.
     
  2. Tear tissue paper into small rectangles (do not cut).
     
  3. Using paintbrush, spread glue on portion of ball. Place torn tissue squares on glue; cover with more glue. Continue, overlapping edges of tissue, until entire ball is covered. Let dry.
     
  4. Remove chopstick. Following instructions in Step 3, cover hole with tissue paper.
     
  5. Using gold markers, draw simple, repetitive designs on ball. Models shown include swirls, stars and dots.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

 

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