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DIY Oversized Christmas Ornaments

DIY Oversized Christmas Ornaments

Go big during Christmas in July with Paige Hemmis' oversized ornaments!
Materials
  • Floral foam balls in a variety of sizes. (12”, 10”, and 8”)
  • Acrylic paint in fun colors
  • Large paint brush
  • 18 gauge crafting wire in gold
  • PVC end caps 3”
  • 2” deli cups (2” diameter at the opening)
  • Gold spray paint
  • Drill with drill bit
  • Foam glue
  • Wire cutter
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Glitter (optional)


Instructions:
1. Paint your foam balls with your paint brush and acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. TIP: Spray paint would be a whole lot easier but beware – spray paint actually eats into Styrofoam with will make your ball look like the surface of the moon! So even though it might take longer, the good old-fashioned paint brush and acrylic paint in the way to go! If you want to add glitter to your ornaments, now is the time to do it when the paint is still wet.


2. For your tops, we are going to be using the PVC end caps and the deli cups.


3. Take your drill and drill bit and drill two holes into each end cap and deli cup.


4. Here’s where you get to spray paint! Take your PVC end caps and your deli cups outside and give them a coat of gold spray paint. Make sure you even get the holes that you just drilled. Set aside to dry.


5. Once everything has dried, add your wire to the holes of your caps to resemble a hook at the top of an ornament. Bend the ends underneath the cap and use hot glue to secure into place.


6. Take your cap and push it slightly into the Styrofoam ball to create an indent.


7. You can use hot glue on a low setting or Styrofoam glue to secure the cap to the ornament.


8. Enjoy your cute oversized ornaments!


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