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DIY Magazine Ornaments Offbeat+Inspired

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Christmas decorations in my house basically fall into one of three categories: crafted as a child, vintage and passed down from my grandmother, or bought on sale from the slim pickings after Christmas. However, with all of the fantastic DIYs out there nowadays, why stick to these categories? Broaden your Christmas horizons this year by crafting some fantastic ornaments on your own – you could even make a family event out of it! These DIY magazine ornaments are so simple and pretty, and with half the materials already lying around your house already, you don’t have much to lose! Revamp your Christmas tree this year with these pretty little ornaments, and remember to check out your favorite local shops this year for decor and Christmas color scheme inspiration as well! Materials and instructions listed below.

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Materials Needed:

• Styrofoam balls in various sizes     • Old catalogs, newspapers, or fabric of your choice     • Hot glue gun     • String or baker’s twine 

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DIY Instructions:
  1. Get your glue gun plugged in and heating up.  Make sure you’re working on a surface that won’t get ruined if the glue gun decides to attack (as it does from time to time)
  2. Rip out a few pages from your catalog and roll the first one up into a long strip.  Once the strip is rolled, twist the entire thing from end to end.
  3. Put a dot of glue on the tip of your styrofoam ball and press one end of your twisted strip into the glue.  Hold it there for a few seconds until the glue has cooled and the end is secure.
  4. Drag a line of glue around the tip and twist your strip around, pressing it into the glue as you go.  You’re going to repeat this for the entire ball.  When you get to the end of a strip and you start with a new one, overlap the 2 ends so the thickness of your “coil” stays consistent.  When you get to the bottom of your ball, trim off any excess length from the final strip.
  5. Once your ball is fully wrapped, cut some string long enough to hang your ornament.  Tie the ends together to make a loop and double the knot.  Poke a small hole in the top of your ornament and put a dot of glue inside the hole.  Push the knot of your string loop into the glue and let the glue cool completely so the string is securely attached.
  6. Hang and enjoy!!

DIY Magazine Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: c/o Offbeat+Inspired

DIY Magazine Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: c/o Offbeat+Inspired

 


Lexington, KY

Sarah and Tiffany are the great minds behind the Offbeat + Inspired blog. They’ve grown as friends through the 20 years they've known each other, and now they are on this blogging adventure together. Offbeat + Inspired explores the realm of cooking, DIY, crafting, fashion and more.  

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    December 8, 2014

    love this idea! So fun


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