PageMaps: 12 days of ornaments: day 10

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 10

Good morning peeps -- we're on the home stretch for the 12 days of ornaments, and here is day 10's little beauty:

You'll need a styrofoam ball, patterned paper, half pearls, a leaf punch, buttons, white twine, jump rings, red ball pins and red binding tape.

  1. Begin by painting the styrofoam ball with red acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. The flowers were created using a PageMaps flower swirl die from the Whimsy set. If you do not have this die, you can create your own swirl (cup) flowers. Cut 20-24 2" circles from patterned paper and cut a swirl into each one. Scallop the outer edge of each spiral.
  3. Twist the spiral together to form a cup and glue the end on the back. Place a large half pearl in the center of each flower.
  4. Glue the flowers onto the styrofoam ball, overlapping the outer petals.
  5. Cut a 6" length of white twine. Tie each end onto a jump ring. Slide a gem and small button onto each jump ring and close. Fold the twine in half and pin it to the top of the ball.
  6. Create a loopy bow with 12-15" of red binding tape. Pin it to the top of the ball using red ball pins. Tuck die cut leaves around the pins as shown.
That's it -- it's a bit of fussy work, but the results are beautiful!

There are just a few days left in SCT's 12 Days of Holiday Giving so be sure to pop over there for your chance to win some incredible (and I do mean INCREDIBLE) prizes!

See you tomorrow,



  1. I love this! Such a great way to add some texture and dimension to ball ornaments! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Very, very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This turned out BEAUTIFUL Becky!! Love it. I would like to make this one.