I already have holiday fever. Big time. I went straight from Halloween to all things Christmas in a heartbeat. I am so excited for the season! Having kids brings back the extra magic the holidays held when I was a child. This is my first official Christmas project of the year. I saw a picture of an ornament on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make something similar.
Disclaimer - this project is VERY simple, but it does take some time. Be patient and you will have a fabulous finished product to admire.
I bought two packages of pearl push pins. I should have bought three. I ran out and had to use some extra pins I had in my craft closet.
I bought a variety of buttons at Michael's. You can do any color combination. I wanted mine as colorful and jewel toned as possible to go with my tree. And the Styrofoam ball. They had three different sizes options.
Lets get pinning! I did two buttons for every pin. A bigger one on the bottom with a smaller different colored button on top. And then you just pin away!
I tried to keep the buttons as close together as possible and sometimes I overlapped a few to cover up as much of the white ball as possible.
I also used tiny buttons to fill in any holes between buttons. You could paint you ball before you start to avoid while showing through also.
Ta Da! I love how it turned out. Festive, fun and colorful! Perfect combination.
I attached a polka dot ribbon and tied a bow. I adore polka dots. I used superglue under the ribbon to make sure it stayed in place.