FloraCraft Beaded Embellishment Ornament

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Beaded Embellishment Ornament

Make the FloraCraft Smooth Ornament with Beaded Embellishments for your Christmas tree.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Completely coat the ball with modeling paste. Apply modeling paste with a spatula. Be sure to mix the material before using. Apply a small amount of the modeling paste to the foam and spread it out evenly in all directions, working it into the cells of the foam.
  • 2
    For a super smooth finish you can wet sand or dry sand the modeling paste once applied. To wet sand, allow the material to dry partially. Dampen a sponge and very lightly smooth out any ridges. If the material is being removed while wiping with the sponge, let it dry a little more before wet sanding. To dry sand, let the material dry completely then sand smooth with fine sandpaper. If the base coat is very rough, you can wet sand the deeper ridges, let dry completely, then dry sand to the desired finish.
  • 3
    Insert the skewer into the ball to use as a handle as paint the ball. Once the modeling paste is completely dry, paint the ball with acrylic paint and let dry. Apply an even coat of gloss glaze to the painted ball to finish and let dry.
  • 4
    Embellish the ball with the coordinating adhesive scrapbook embellishments.
  • 5
    Cut a length of ribbon and pin it to the top of the ball for the hanger. Secure the pin into the ball with glue.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 6 inch 104183647
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste 16 oz. 104127018
  • Nicole ™ Crafts 2 inch Round Corsage Pins 12 pc. 104244135
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Fuschia 104107330 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze 104549496
  • Coordinating Adhesive Scrapbook Embellishments
  • Morex Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Fuschia 104443899
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405 or Other Flat Brush
  • Wilton 9 inch Angled Spatula 104106122
  • Fine Sanding Block
  • Wood Skewer