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Simple Twisted Braid Ornament

Simple Twisted Braid Ornament

Come to November Sew Fun and see how uncomplicated it is to create this stunning ornament! It is made simply from a Styrofoam ball, twisted cord, glue and a little ribbon for embellishment. This idea for an easy Christmas ornament was shared with me by an Everett Sew Fun member, Sharon.

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The braid lengths supply list:

For a 2 inch Styrofoam ball use ..1 yard & 24 inches braid

For a 2 1/2 inch ball use...........2 1/2 yards braid

For a 3 inch ball use .................4 yards braid

Note before starting: ALWAYS TAPE THE ENDS OF THE BRAID !!!!!

I poke a skewer or pencil all the way through the center of the ball so I know where to start & finish the braid. Make a loop to hang the ornament and tie a knot at the end. Use hot glue gun to make a hole at the top. Squeeze a little hot glue in and place knot in hole. Place taped end of the braid in hole and use more hot glue & the heat from the glue to force the braid into the top of the Styrofoam ball.

Now wrap the braid around the ball hot gluing about an inch at a time until you get the feel of it keeping the rows of braid close to each other. When you get to the bottom, make a hole in the ball bottom for the taped end of the braid . Place a tassel in the bottom hole, either a matching or a contrasting color. You can also add a pretty bow on top to dress it up.

Ann

Sew Fun Consultant

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