I spotted this idea at Hobby Lobby while we were browsing the other day, and I couldn’t wait to get home and try it since I had plenty of twine in my stash.
This is a simple ornament to make, but I love its rustic charm. I also think these would be fantastic in different sizes and colors in a bowl on the mantle or as part of my table centerpience. You could easily make a collection of them while watching TV in the evening or riding in the car; they’re that quick and easy!
- styrofoam ball
- eye hook
- ribbon, burlap or fabric
- ornament hook (optional)
Hold the end of your twine in place against the styrofoam ball and begin wrapping. Be sure to wrap in different directions as you go to avoid creating a pattern or making it too neat. (This is the hardest part of the project for my type-a personality, but it’s worth the effort!).
Continue wrapping until the ornament is completely covered and no styrofoam is showing through.
Tuck the end of the twine under several tightly-wrapped strands and glue in place.
Add glue to an eye hook and gently push it into the top of the ornament. Tie a ribbon around the eye hook and add a second piece or an ornament hook for hanging it on the tree.
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