What to do with all of those quintessential gift bows stuck to all of our holiday presents? It is a shame just to throw them away...Here is an idea that will brighten any Christmas tree or other locale where you decide to display it! These are so easy to make, you will want to make more to deck your halls!
For each ornament you will need
1 styrofoam ball, large enough to accomodate bows
Lots of gift bows in various sizes and colors
extra gift ribbon, for hanger
bobby/hair pin, for hanger
tacky type craft glue, scissors
Using pins dipped in glue, pin the bows to the styrofoam ball, covering it entirely. You may need to remove the cardboard square on the bottom of the bow in order to get the pin through the bow. If so, do so carefully, leaving the staple. Allow to dry.
By turning the bows, the points willeventually fit together, however do not worry if there is a small amount of the styrofaom ball showing in between the bows. It will be unnoticeable when the ball is covered.
When the ball is completely covered, decide which part will be the top of the ball. Dip the bobby/hair pin into glue and push into the ball, leaving a 1/4-inch loop above the ball. Thread desired length of hanging ribbon through the bobby/hair pin, tie off and trim ribbon tails, if necessary.
**Experiment with styrofoam balls of different sizes according to the size of bows you have. If you need extra bows, or more bows in different sizes, look for them at your local dollar store, or ask friends to save them for you! Make balls of multi-colors, or shades of the same!
To get the instructions click here;Download Craft pdf Template-Recycled Gift Bow Ornament