Well, I got out my totes full of Christmas decorations and put out a few things here and there, but that is as far as I got. I hate it when I get distracted. Anyway, I put up a few things on the wall, got some of my greenery out and got out a couple trees. I got one of my trees out and thought that it needed something different this year. I was thinking about what I could put on the tree in order to bring some life to it and I thought some little rag ball ornaments would be cute. Well, I had some old glass ball ornaments that I don’t use anymore so I thought I would put them to good use. I grabbed some red homespun and let my creativity go to work. I was pretty pleased with the way that they turned out too. Here is a brief tutorial…..
I took my Elmer’s glue and watered it down just a little bit. I used a q-tip to mix the glue up and apply it to the bulb.
I then took my homespun and tore it into small thin pieces and then cut a few to put in areas that might not get covered. I made sure that my strips were frayed so it would look just like a rag ball. I wanted something real prim for my tree.
I applied my glue and totally covered the glass bulb.
I started wrapping the homespun around the bulb and added extra glue when I needed it.
Completely wrap all areas of the bulb. When you are finished…totally and completely cover the bulb with the glue mixture. This will allow the bulb to dry and harden. Once the rag ball decorations are dry, the cloth will be hard and that will prevent the homespun from moving or unraveling.
Here are a few that I made. I hung them in a place where I knew they would dry quickly. This prim gal is not patient (lol).
I then decided that I needed to do something to cover up those bright gold tops. So, I applied more glue and sprinkled them with cinnamon. Not only do they look great, but they smell wonderful too. Here they are on my tree. So, what do you think? Really looks cute on my tree – huh?
I also coffee stained my tree skirt. It wasn’t quite dark enough for me. So, after a big distraction and a little break, I am off to do more decorating. More pictures coming soon.
Until Next Time……..Lisa