From North of the Boulevard~
Here’s a simple ornament that can become as fancy as you would like to make it, depending on what you add to it. Embellishments are the key to making this stand out on your tree. I made this one for Gloria’s rustic tree a couple of years ago. It goes great with the jute twine candy cane ornaments I made for her. All you need for this is a ball, some twine and any embellishments you want to add to make it pretty.
I used a Styrofoam ball instead of a glass or plastic ball for this. Any of those would work just fine, but I had the Styrofoam ball on hand, so I went with it. I don’t have any photos of the process because this was made long before I thought I’d be blogging bout it. It’s pretty easy to make.
I started at the center of the ball and secured the twine with just a small dab of hot glue. Then, I wound the twine upward using small dots of glue along the way. I repeated this on the other half of the ball beginning at the point that the first piece of twine stopped.
Using ribbon, I made a simple looped bow and glued that to the top of the ball.
Once everything was secure, I cut a small piece of ribbon for the loop for hanging. I threaded this through the bow and then glued it in place.
Adding the jingle bells gave it a pop of color and they help to hide the hot glue on the ribbon.
Jute or twine is great to work with. Using it as a wrap or cover can give just about anything a rustic look.