Tree Ornament - Beaded Gold Snowball
25-30grams of gold seed beads
25-30grams of gold bugle beads
Fine cord for hanging
White craft glue
3.5 inch (8cm)
This Free Christmas craft project is a little messy but its so effective it's worth all the stickiness.
Start by taking your polystyrene ball and coating it in craft glue. As with all polystyrene do not be tempted to use a clear craft glue as it will corrode the polystyrene.
Sprinkle the glitter all over your ball this will act as a background to the beads.
Once the glitter is dry apply another coat of white craft glue, work half a ball at a time to avoid a mess.
Take your bugle beads and seed beads and place them onto a plate or try and roll the ball (glue side) into the beads.
You may need to push them on a little with your fingers but the result really is worth it.
Repeat the same process for the other side of the ball.
Once the ball is dry you can add a coat of varnish for extra protection.
Tie the cord into a loop and glue the knotted end into the gold bead. For this section you can use hot melt or craft glue.
Once its dry glue the bead onto the polystyrene ball using the white glue and allow it to set.
These can be made in a variety of colors and quality of beads.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.