FloraCraft® Smooth Decorative Spheres

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Smooth Decorative Spheres

FloraCraft® Smooth Decorative Spheres bring an elegant touch to your Christmas tree!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Completely coat the ball with modeling paste. Be sure to mix the material before using. Use a spatula to 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 you paint the ball. Once the modeling paste is completely dry, paint the ball with Green Sea acrylic paint and let dry. Apply an even coat of gloss glaze to the painted ball to finish and let dry.
  • 4
    Embellish the spheres with the ribbon, metallic yarn and pearl head pins using low-temp glue to hold in place.
  • 5
    Repeat this entire process for the other 2 Styrofoam balls.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2-1/2 inch 104183631
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 5 inch 104183643
  •   Liquitex® Modeling Paste 16 oz. 104127018
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Green Sea 104770167 (4)
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard White and Silver 104193422
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Metallic Silver 104188395
  • Morex Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Metallic Gray 104443888
  • Nicole ™ Crafts 2 inch Round Corsage Pins 12 pc. 104244135 (3)
  • Americana® Triple Thick Gloss Glaze 104549496 (4)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405 or Other Flat Brush
  • Wilton® 9 inch Angled Spatula 104106122
  • Sanding Block
  • Wood Skewer