Upcycle old satin Christmas balls into kickin’ Rustic Western ornaments!
Ugh! Satin Christmas ball! I’m not sure, but I think they came out in the 70s or 80s. I consider them to be a huge OOPSY decoration. If they hadn’t already started unraveling before the package was first opened, they immediately became a mess as they were first hung. Pulling the snags out of tree branches…don’t get me started. Seriously, I don’t think they actually make them anymore, but they seem to be in every decoration box at auctions, thrift stores and yard sales.
I recently came across quite a few in a box of other ornaments I wanted. In order to get a good price on the other ornaments, I had to take the satin ones too. Well…You know me!…I couldn’t toss them…but I had know intention of using them as they were.
Things You Will Need:
Satin Christmas ball
Gray acrylic paint
Hot glue gun
Black and white gingham fabric scrap
wired pine greenery, mini berries, rusty bell, brass upholstery tack
What To Do:
The plastic hanging posts on these balls had yellowed over time. To camouflage, paint them with gray paint.
Starting at the hanging post, apply hot glue to the base and begin wrapping macrame jute. Hold a couple of seconds.
Continue to add glue and wrap. Repeat until the entire ball has been covered. Cut the jute at the bottom.
Apply a dot of craft glue to the bottom, center of the ball. Push in a brass upholstery tack.
Rip a 1/2″ x 24″ strip of black and white gingham. Cut a 3″ length of pine greenery. Wrap the fabric strip around the center of the ball. Insert the greenery under the strip and tie a bow. Trim the bow ends.
With craft glue, attach two berries and a rusty bell onto the greenry, above the bow.
Cut an 8″ length of hemp for the hanger. Thread through the hanging post and tie the ends in a knot.