A couple of weeks ago I fell in love with these ornaments I saw on Pinterest:
But like so many things I find on Pinterest, this ornament was out of stock and overpriced (originally $12 at Anthropologie). Plus I figured I could easily make this a DIY project.
- styrofoam balls (go a little smaller than the size you want your actual ornament to be because the pearls will add width)
- craft pearls in different sizes (I went with 3 different sizes)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- an ornament hook
I simply glued the pearls to the styrofoam balls in a random order. When I got the the top I bent an ornament hook in a "u" shape and stuck the hook into the ball - leaving the loop of the "u" at the top of the ornament. I tread ribbon through the loop to use to hang the ornament on our tree.
Taking a DIY approach, these ornaments ending up costing me about $3 each - and I like mine a lot better than Anthropologie's!