Monday, February 17, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day Flower Ball Decoration - DIY Dollar Store Craft

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You will need:

-  Styrofoam ball
-  Hot glue
-  Green carnations (fake)
-  Shamrocks with sticky backs
-  Green ribbon
*I purchased the carnations at Dollar Tree and the shamrocks from Hobby Lobby. 

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:

1.  Take your styrofoam ball and use an ice pick, screwdriver, pencil or anything that will poke a hole.  Poke it into the styrofoam ball.  
2.  Create a loop and tie a knot into your ribbon.
3.  Put some hot glue into the hole and insert your ribbon.  Allow to cool.  Top off with more hot glue, or some fast drying crazy glue.  
4.  Remove the carnations from the stems.
5.  Beginning at the top, put hot glue on the styrofoam ball (have your hot glue gun on a low setting).  Immediately poke the bottom of the carnation into the glue and styrofoam ball.
6.  Continue doing that until you have the whole ball covered.
7.  Take another piece of ribbon and tie a knot in the end.  Find the opposite end of the styrofoam ball (directly beneath where you poked the other hole) and poke another hole.
8.  Add hot glue and the ribbon to the styrofoam ball.  This ribbon will not be looped.  
9.  Take two of the same shamrocks and stick them back to back, with the ribbon sandwiched between.
10.  Do the same with the smaller shamrock.

That's it!  Hang it up and feel the Irish!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona




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