I was thinking of some new ideas to decorate our tree this year and found so many of them online. I'd like to share one of these, the Glamour Christmas balls* made mostly with recycled materials. The idea came from Yulia ( bysiki shop on Etsy) who was making these for years for her holiday tree. Julia lives and works in Moscow, Russia and her shop is full of great products for a baby.
So to make these you will need:
a plastic grocery store bag for each ball (a great way to give them a second life!)
1" wide lace ribbon or lace fabric, cut into 1" wide stripes
sequins and beads
Form an even shaped ball from the plastic bag and secure it with the threads. Add some glue to the surface to make sure it will stay in place. Let it dry.
Wrap the lace ribbon around your ball. Now it's time to decorate! Sew the sequins and beads on top of your ball, while securing your lace from unwrapping with coordinating threads. Use your imagination to get the best result!
Make a loop for hanging and here it is! Your new glamorous Christmas ball is ready!
*Published with permission from Yulia bysiki