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Monday, December 31, 2012

Craft Time: New Years Eve Ball...

Happy New Years to all of you!  We are staying in this year like we have the last few years.  We used to go out, usually with a group of friends.  We would go out to eat, then go bowling, then back to some one's house to wait for the ball to drop.  Then kids came along and things changed.  It's always fun to get together with friends, but when you stay out until after midnight the kids still don't seem to want to sleep in in the morning. Brad still has to get up early to feed the cattle.  Then you always worry about all the "crazies" who think it's okay to drink and drive and it's just not worth it.  I am quite content to stay home with my little family, maybe enjoy a few beverages and see if B can stay awake to watch the ball drop.
 
 
Last week I came up with this idea to make our own New Years Eve ball.  Brad's aunt has an ornament hanging on her Christmas tree that is similar to the ones we made today.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this craft.  It involves sparkly things which I love and when I look at them they make me smile!
All you need is a Styrofoam ball, push pins (I found these colorful ones at Super Wal-Mart, but any will do), sequins, and ribbon. 
 
First, but about a six inch piece of ribbon and attach it to the ball by placing sequins on each side and securing them in place with the push pins... 
Then start adding the sequins by securing them in place with a push pin until the entire ball is covered... 
 
 
I liked this project because the girls started it in the morning and took little breaks in between.  It didn't have to be done all at once.  Of course they took some time out to play with their little sister... 
 
 
Mel's still isn't finished, but she needed a nap so it is waiting for her to wake up... 
Here is B's... 
Isn't it pretty?  Love it!  I'm secretly hoping their are enough sequins and pins left for me to make one! 
No matter what your plans are, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable New Years Eve!  I hope 2013 is filled with love, laughter, and memories!!!  Happy New Year!!
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8 comments:

  1. Totally LOVE THESE! Wish I could run right out to Walmart and get those supplies, but it's a 30 mile drive one way. These supplies are going on ny "List" for sure.

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  2. I know Lana! I wish I would have been able to post them earlier so people could buy the supplies, but I wanted to do them on new years eve with my girls. Your girls will love making these!! Happy New Year to you!!

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  3. Nice project look like it would be fun for all ages

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